On 23/01/12 20:29, Neal Becker wrote:
Anne Wilson wrote:
> On 23/01/12 15:06, Neal Becker wrote:
>> I was so happy to see, maybe 1 year back, that fedora/kde had finally
>> progressed 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
>> 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
>> 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.
I'm not particularly looking for help here in setting up my printer. I'm
concerned for the poor fedora noob, who will find the process pretty much
I've not found it so, but if you have, please find out what went wrong
and document it. That's more help to a newbie than simply saying it's
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