On 23/01/12 15:06, Neal Becker wrote:
I was so happy to see, maybe 1 year back, that fedora/kde had finally
to the point that when I tried to add my home printer it was autodetected, and I
didn't have to specify the make, model, etc.
Not any more. Seems pretty broken now.
I seem to have 3 ways to try to add a printer. I can use system settings (kde).
This, unlike the other ways, actually works. But it doesn't detect my printer,
and I do need to select make/model etc.
The other two ways I find by opening application launcher and search for 'print'
which shows 2 items, 1 called 'printer configuration' and 1 called
Neither of them work at all. The first gives me 'cups-authorization-cancelled'
when I try to add a new printer, without having ever asked for any
authorization. (This seems to be just another way to get to the kde printer
config dialog, but a broken one). The other seems like a gnome version. IIRC
this one also fails but later in the process.
Adding a printer through the CUPS page (localhost:631) has always
required you to be root. Did you go to the Admin page and log in as
root? In the past I found that it is often best to set up the printer
on this interface before doing anything else, but then I've used hplip
to set up mine for the past 3 years, so things could be different now.
Then again, have you tried system-config-printer?
Other than that, it might help if you gave us a clue what printer you
are trying to add, in case there are any specifics.
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