GNOME Bugzilla – Bug 653442
Printer toner and supply levels not displayed
Last modified: 2021-06-09 16:09:11 UTC
gnome-control-center 188.8.131.52-1 on Debian testing x86_64.
When I bring up the control center and go to the printers display, I have 2 printers: an HP deskjet and a Dell MFP1815 laser.
The laser shows a Toner Level bar, but it is grayed out.
The deskjet shows a Supply Level bar, but it is grayed out.
the problem here is that g-c-c doesn't get required information. The supply level is not reported by all printers but by quite new ones only. You can check this also in system-config-printer, which shows it in "Properties" -> "Ink/Toner Levels".
The printer in question is a Dell MFP 1810 laser. I know that Dell's software could read toner levels, but don't know how hard it is to access it.
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