Trouble printing TuxPaint files in Lubuntu computer lab

Israel israeldahl at gmail.com
Wed Nov 19 22:20:09 UTC 2014


On 11/19/2014 03:22 PM, Marc Tremblay wrote:
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> Thanks Andre,
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> The teachers would like to print directly from the application. I
> found a workaround where I have TuxPaint save the files in the
> pictures folder and then if I right click and select open with Firefox
> or Abiword , I am the able to print the .png file. This is three or
> four extra steps for the teachers and with a class of 25 + it becomes
> somewhat unmanageable.
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> It should however work directly from the application as intended.
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> I hate hearing it works in Windows why can’t it work in Lubuntu??
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> *From:*lubuntu-users-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com
> [mailto:lubuntu-users-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com] *On Behalf Of *Andre
> Rodovalho
> *Sent:* November-19-14 4:16 PM
> *To:* lubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
> *Subject:* Re: Trouble printing TuxPaint files in Lubuntu computer lab
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> Hello Marc. 
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> Personal Recommendation: I use fotoxx to print...
>
> There is outdated version on ubuntu repos. And you can get the latest
> versions here: http://www.kornelix.com/packages.html
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> TO print, hit File -> Print Image
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> Then just select the printer... There is some border configuration
> after that...
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> 2014-11-19 18:34 GMT-02:00 Marc Tremblay <mtremblay at lbpsb.qc.ca
> <mailto:mtremblay at lbpsb.qc.ca>>:
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> Good afternoon,
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> I apologize if this is off topic. I know this is not a Lubuntu issue
> but this is a big enough issue for our teachers for them to not want
> to convert over to Lubuntu from Windows 7.
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> We have converted part of their computer lab to Lubuntu 14.4 and the
> teachers are unable to print the pictures that the students had
> created. The error message they get is simply “ sorry your picture can
> not be printed”. There does not seem to be any way to configure the
> printing with TuxPaint.
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> I found out that I can install a tuxpaint config application that
> allows you to use an alternative print command instead of “LPR” which
> I believe is the default in Tuxpaint. Is there an alternative print
> command I could use that would allow us to print directly from the
> application?
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> Thanks
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> Marc Tremblay
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> Educational Services Dept
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> Lester B. Pearson School Board
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> 1925 Brookdale
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> Dorval, H9P 2Y7
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> mtremblay at lbpsb.qc.ca <mailto:mtremblay at lbpsb.qc.ca>
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Hi Marc,
from:
http://www.tuxpaint.org/docs/html/FAQ.html


    Printing

  * /Tux Paint won't print, gives an error, or prints garbage (Unix/Linux)/

    Tux Paint prints by creating a PostScript rendition of the picture
    and sending it to an external command. By default, this command is
    the "lpr" printing tool.

    If that program is not available (for example, you're using CUPS,
    the Common Unix Printing System, and do not have "cups-lpr"
    installed), you will need to specify an appropriate command using
    the "printcommand" option in Tux Paint's configuration file. (See
    the OPTIONS documentation
    <http://www.tuxpaint.org/docs/html/OPTIONS.html>.)

    /Note:/ Versions of Tux Paint prior to 0.9.15 used a different
    default command for printing, "pngtopnm | pnmtops | lpr", as
    Tux Paint output PNG format, rather than PostScript.

    If you had changed your "printcommand" option prior to Tux Paint
    0.9.15, you will need to go back and alter it to accept PostScript.

  * /I get the message "You can't print yet!" when I go to print!/

    The "print delay" option is on. You can only print once every
    /X/ seconds.

    If you're running Tux Paint from a command-line, make sure you're
    not giving it a "|--printdelay=...|" option.

    If you're running Tux Paint by double-clicking an icon, check the
    properties of the icon to see if "|--printdelay=...|" is listed as a
    command-line argument.

    If a "|--printdelay=...|" option isn't being sent on the command
    line, check Tux Paint's configuration file ("~/.tuxpaintrc" under
    Linux and Unix, "tuxpaint.cfg" under Windows) for a line reading:
    "|printdelay=...|".

    Either remove that line, set the delay value to 0 (no delay), or
    decrease the delay to a value you prefer. (See the OPTIONS
    documentation <http://www.tuxpaint.org/docs/html/OPTIONS.html>).

    Or, you can simply run Tux Paint with the command-line argument:
    "|--printdelay=0|", which will override the configuration file's
    setting, and allow unlimited printing. (You won't have to wait
    between prints.)

    Or use Tux Paint Config. and make sure "Print Delay" (under
    "Printing") is set to "0 seconds."

  * /I simply can't print! The button is greyed out!/

    The "no print" option is on.

    If you're running Tux Paint from a command-line, make sure you're
    not giving it a "|--noprint|" option.

    If you're running Tux Paint by double-clicking an icon, check the
    properties of the icon to see if "|--noprint|" is listed as an argument.

    If "|--noprint|" isn't on the command-line, check Tux Paint's
    configuration file ("~/.tuxpaintrc" under Linux and Unix,
    "tuxpaint.cfg" under Windows) for a line reading: "|noprint=yes|".

    Either remove that line, or simply run Tux Paint with the
    command-line argument: "|--print|", which will override the
    configuration file's setting.

    Or use Tux Paint Config. and make sure "Allow Printing" (under
    "Printing") is checked.



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Regards

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