small progress, no help so far with cups

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at
Thu Sep 28 05:16:27 UTC 2006

On Thursday 28 September 2006 00:29, Rob Blomquist wrote:
>> I could probably do that from here, if I knew the name of the
>> executable. Care to share that (for kde)
>the Ubuntu designed KDE Control Panel is run from the menu with:
>systemsettings -caption "%c" %i %m.
>The KDE Control panel is kcontrol.
kcontrol, run as root, works as expected. All printers are visible. But an 
su gene fails to run kcontrol, so I log out, and have to kill the shell as 
the exit suddenly isn't clean, start a new shell and ssh in as gene, and 
then I have to add them one at a time using kcontrol.  And the last one, 
lp3 which is the gold standard settings at 1440x for this printer, ahh, 
after about 3 minutes it fires up.  This is slow, but then so is this mode 
at about 10 minutes per page, or more, depending on the busyness of the 
pix.  The test pages aren't so busy as to be just normal for that 

It seems to me that doing it this way was the long way around the bush and 
I should have brought lunch. There should have been (IMO) a single set the 
server screen which when set, automaticly finds the printers at that 
server.  The root user, because I had already setup 
an /etc/cups/client.conf, found them with no problem at all.

Humm, does this mean I should have setup a client.conf someplace 
in /home/gene/Desktop/.cups?  Interesting theory, that.

>I think the default is the Ubuntu one, but I am an old time KDE guy, and
> have to have both. :-)
Me too, since kde-1.x.

>Mountlake Terrace, WA

Cheers, Gene
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