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Adding printer in LXDE [Solved]

Postby MarekS » Sat Jul 30, 2011 18:06

I'm trying to add a printer to a fresh install (updated) of Sabayon 6 x86 LXDE.
I go to System Tools, click on Manage Printing - and nothing happens, no error or dialog box, nothing.

The printer, a Samsung ML-4500, worked fine, and indeed had been auto-detected in Ubuntu and Sabayon 5 Gnome too, without problems.
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Re: Adding printer in LXDE

Postby micia » Sat Jul 30, 2011 18:59

Try using cups, open this link using your favourite browser:
http://localhost:631/
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Re: Adding printer in LXDE

Postby MarekS » Sun Jul 31, 2011 15:17

I'm confused. I don't remember having to use CUPS with Sabayon before. CUPS seems geared to networks, but mine is a stand-alone desktop PC connected to an unshared printer with a parallel cable.

I've tried fresh installs of Sabayon.

Recently I've used Ubuntu and PCLinuxOS with this same PC-printer combination, and they detected the printer automatically.
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Re: Adding printer in LXDE

Postby e1kk41 » Sun Jul 31, 2011 16:05

Hi I had the same problem last night.

First you must add net-print/splix-2.0.0 via equo, then
use cups as described earlier and voila....

hope this helps :alien:
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Re: Adding printer in LXDE

Postby micia » Sun Jul 31, 2011 16:41

MarekS wrote:I'm confused. I don't remember having to use CUPS with Sabayon before. CUPS seems geared to networks, but mine is a stand-alone desktop PC connected to an unshared printer with a parallel cable.

CUPS is also geared to networks, but it can be used on your unshared printer with a parallel cable too. :)

MarekS wrote:I've tried fresh installs of Sabayon.

Recently I've used Ubuntu and PCLinuxOS with this same PC-printer combination, and they detected the printer automatically.

the LXDE version of Sabayon is very basic, there is only the software that is strictly necessary, so you have to get the additional software to make your PC work, probably if you used the Gnome or the KDE4 version of Sabayon, it is very likely that your printer would have been recognized properly.
e1kk41's advice looks promising :)
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Re: Adding printer in LXDE

Postby MarekS » Sun Jul 31, 2011 21:44

I installed Sabayon Gnome, and that didn't make it easy to install the printer either.

Anyway, I reinstalled Sabayon LXDE, with the latest updates, plus splix.
Then I tried CUPS, but it required my printer's URI, which I don't know.
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Re: Adding printer in LXDE

Postby MarekS » Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:30

I'll mark this problem as solved, though in fact I'm abandoning LXDE in favour of Gnome.
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