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Print manager missing from KDE 4.8.4

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Print manager missing from KDE 4.8.4

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Post by eemaestro » Fri Jun 27, 2014 9:04 am

What happened to printer manager (not printer configuration) in MEPIS 12?
In MEPIS 8 it gave me the ability to delete print jobs before they were printed,
and to query the print jobs queue..
Now, I poked around in the MEPIS 12 GUI and couldn't find it.

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Re: Print manager missing from KDE 4.8.4

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Post by Gaer Boy » Fri Jun 27, 2014 9:46 am

I've always used CUPS for that. I don't remember seeing printer manager in Mepis 8.

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Re: Print manager missing from KDE 4.8.4

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Post by kmathern » Fri Jun 27, 2014 9:53 am

Is the system-config-printer-kde package installed?

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Re: Print manager missing from KDE 4.8.4

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Post by Danum » Fri Jun 27, 2014 5:43 pm

You need to install "printer-applet" with synaptic, then add it to the panel.
https://packages.debian.org/wheezy/printer-applet
http://www.kde.org/applications/system/printerapplet/
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Re: Print manager missing from KDE 4.8.4

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Post by eemaestro » Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:08 pm

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$dpkg --get-selections | grep -i system-config-printer-kde
system-config-printer-kde                       install
It appears I have the package, eh?

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Re: Print manager missing from KDE 4.8.4

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Post by kmathern » Fri Jun 27, 2014 11:14 pm

eemaestro wrote:

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$dpkg --get-selections | grep -i system-config-printer-kde
system-config-printer-kde                       install
It appears I have the package, eh?
You do.

In that case install the "printer-applet" package that Danum mentioned.

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Re: Print manager missing from KDE 4.8.4

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Post by eemaestro » Sat Jun 28, 2014 11:26 am

Okay, I went into Synaptic and clicked on "Not installed" list of packages. I couldn't find the first package Danum mentioned. So I clicked on the "Installed" list of packages. I saw it there. But not the second package. So I will install the second package Danum mentioned and then restart KDE.

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Re: Print manager missing from KDE 4.8.4

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Post by joany » Sat Jun 28, 2014 11:29 am

I don't think you add the printer-applet to the panel. It's in the system tray. You can hide it or make it visible. If auto, it pops up when you print something.
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Re: Print manager missing from KDE 4.8.4

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Post by eemaestro » Sat Jun 28, 2014 11:53 am

I added the second package Danum listed, using synaptic. Then I logged out and logged back in.
With the printer powered OFF, I printed a document from LibreOfficeWriter. Nothing popped up on the screen. After a minute, I powered the printer ON. The document printed flawlessly. Do I need to cold-reboot my computer from the powered OFF state?
Not sure what this "sytem tray" you mention is, Joany. Is it the GUI that pops up when I click the MEPIS icon on the KDE panel and then click "System Settings".

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Re: Print manager missing from KDE 4.8.4

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Post by DBeckett » Sat Jun 28, 2014 12:38 pm

eemaestro wrote:Not sure what this "sytem tray" you mention is, Joany. Is it the GUI that pops up when I click the MEPIS icon on the KDE panel and then click "System Settings".
It's the area at the lower right where the clock, clipboard, and such things appear.
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