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Offline melp57

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Printer setup
« on: March 30, 2018, 06:03:15 pm »
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.

Offline py-thon

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Re: Printer setup
« Reply #1 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.
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sudo adduser YOURUSERNAME lpadmin
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Offline melp57

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Re: Printer setup
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2018, 11:23:02 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.
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sudo adduser YOURUSERNAME lpadmin

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

Offline paxmark1

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Re: Printer setup
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2018, 11:58:05 pm »
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/
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Offline melp57

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Re: Printer setup
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2018, 05:58:35 pm »
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.

Offline pavroo

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Re: Printer setup
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2018, 06:41:02 pm »
Run and show the output:
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system-config-printerLooks 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.
« Last Edit: April 01, 2018, 06:44:58 pm by pavroo »
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