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Printer setup

Started by melp57, March 30, 2018, 06:03:15 PM

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melp57

Just installed rolling release Mate, when selected printer setup from settings, nothing happened. GUI not loading. My printer was automatically setup, but still want to make setup changes.
Thanks for your help.

py-thon

To make changes to the printer setup the active user has to be part of the group lpadmin.
Use sparky-users or the command line to add the user to the group.
sudo adduser YOURUSERNAME lpadmin
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melp57

Quote from: py-thon on March 30, 2018, 06:14:58 PM
To make changes to the printer setup the active user has to be part of the group lpadmin.
Use sparky-users or the command line to add the user to the group.
sudo adduser YOURUSERNAME lpadmin

Thanks, I am already a member of that group. Still when I select printer setup, nothing loads.

paxmark1

Have you tried to administer your printing via Cups?

http://localhost:631/     (you can paste it in as a url in your web browser)

That brings up the Cups web based printer administration tool. 

http://localhost:631/admin

http://localhost:631/printers/
Search forum for "More info easier via inxi"    If requested -  no inxi, no help for you by  me.

melp57

Thanks, I'll try that. Would still like to know why there is a printer setup in apps that does nothing when selected. First distros I had trouble with.

pavroo

#5
Run and show the output:
system-config-printer
Looks like it is a known issue:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/system-config-printer/+bug/1709572
and installing 'gir1.2-secret-1' package should fix it.
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