KDE printer setup query

Howard Coles Jr. dhcolesj at gmail.com
Sun Mar 26 15:19:31 BST 2006

On Saturday 25 March 2006 13:59, kubuntu wrote:
> Hi all,
> I tryied to add my printer to kubuntu, I went via control centre, printers,
> add ..
> local printer > USB printer #1 > epson stylus C46 (my exact model :))
> And I got the error ...
> Unable to load the requested driver:
> Unable to create the Foomatic driver [Epson-Stylus_C46,gimp-print]. Either
> that driver does not exist, or you don't have the required permissions to
> perform that operation.
> OK question, is there a package of printer drivers that i need to load, I
> know its not a permission issue as I have added printers before with no
> probs.
> Seems strange it gives me the option for my printer then breaks. I doubt
> its a bug but I suspect its a required driver package.
> Any ideas
> Dave
Go to http://www.linuxprinting.org
Browse the site, and look for the ppd file that matches your printer.  (Along 
the left side of the page you can browse by printer type).
Download that to a central location.
When you load up print manger and go through the process you went through 
above, instead of selecting a printer model in that list look at the bottom 
of the dialog box.  There will be a button labeled "Other" on the right.  
Click that and browse to and load up the ppd file you downloaded.
This is much better than hoping they put the right driver file in the 
I had an Epson Stylus Color 740 for years, and I fought this same time of 


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Howard Coles Jr.
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