No provision for printing pictures under Lubuntu 14.04?

John Hupp lubuntu at
Mon Apr 6 14:04:54 UTC 2015

The default print command is kprinter.

Following the Puppy Linux article, I installed gtklp and then 
substituted that for kprinter.

Using lpr instead of gtklp for the print command does not work. At least 
to the casual observer, it yields the same no-response as kprinter.

On 4/5/2015 10:23 PM, Walter Lapchynski wrote:
> Seems like it's not a bug, per se. Intended function upstream, it 
> seems. What is the default print command? Does `lpr` work? I often use 
> this on the command line to print PDFs, so it seems plausible. This 
> may be something we can fix in the default settings of MtPaint, if we 
> explore all of the possible options and hopefully find the one that 
> uses the least amount of resources. Since `lpr` is included in the 
> standard system, this would seem to make the most sense.
> On Apr 5, 2015 5:15 PM, "John Hupp" <lubuntu at 
> <mailto:lubuntu at>> wrote:
>     Visiting family this weekend and looking at a couple problems, I
>     discovered that under the default installation of Lubuntu 14.04
>     there seems to be no provision for printing pictures.
>     The image viewer has no Print option.  And when I instead opened a
>     picture in mtPaint and then tried File: Action: Print Image,
>     nothing happened.
>     I got mtPaint's File: Action: Print Image functionality working by
>     following the 'How to Print' section of this Puppy Linux article:
>     I also found that I could print using Firefox, but I would have
>     expected to be able to print a pic via the image viewer or the
>     paint program.
>     It seems like more than a trivial omission to have no default
>     picture printing provision.
>     [I had a similar realization recently regarding photo management. 
>     I installed Shotwell to add that capability, but it seemed like
>     there should have been a native provision.]
>     How do you handle these things?
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