No provision for printing pictures under Lubuntu 14.04?

Walter Lapchynski wxl at
Mon Apr 6 14:12:16 UTC 2015

Is more feedback provided if you run mtPaint on the command line?
Might want to head to localhost:631 and make sure your printer is
properly set up as the default, too.

On Mon, Apr 6, 2015 at 7:04 AM, John Hupp <lubuntu at> wrote:
> 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> 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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