No provision for printing pictures under Lubuntu 14.04? [Bug filed]
wxl at ubuntu.com
Tue Apr 7 21:22:42 UTC 2015
Thanks. We'll get on this right away. Meanwhile, if everyone that
recognizes this bug can confirm it (click the thing at the top that
reads "This bug affects 1 person. Does this bug affect you?"), that
would be awesome. Lastly, if someone can double check this affects
vivid as well, that would be excellent.
On Tue, Apr 7, 2015 at 2:17 PM, John Hupp <lubuntu at prpcompany.com> wrote:
> Done: at https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/mtpaint/+bug/1441355 with
> the Lubuntu Packages Team subscribed.
> On 4/7/2015 12:59 PM, Walter Lapchynski wrote:
>> please file a bug against mtpaint (ubuntu-bug mtpaint). it should not
>> require something that doesn't exist. XD subscribe lubuntu packages
>> team to the bug report and we'll get it fixed, at least to using lpr.
>> then at least it will work right out of the box, even if it's not the
>> best thing.1
>> On Tue, Apr 7, 2015 at 9:54 AM, John Hupp <lubuntu at prpcompany.com> wrote:
>>> I can't find much information, but I think that the original Print
>>> kprinter, was part of the kdeprinter package, which is not installed and
>>> in the repos.
>>> Despite what I first reported, lpr will work. The computer I was on when
>>> visiting, a Dell Dimension 4300, may have an issue with hot-plugging the
>>> printer/scanner. (For instance, though I didn't get to test it properly,
>>> seemed that scanning would only work when the scanner was powered on
>>> However, I'll make the case that commonly expected behavior is for a
>>> dialog to appear, which of course doesn't happen with lpr. Granted,
>>> is a counter-argument for maximum lightness.
>>> And now that I'm back on my usual current Lubuntu desktop, I notice that
>>> context menu for a picture file also includes Shotwell Viewer, and
>>> this opens the file in a lighter variant of the Shotwell interface. The
>>> Shotwell Viewer interface includes File: Print, which opens a customary
>>> Print dialog.
>>> As I noted in my original post, I installed Shotwell after realizing that
>>> there was no default photo management app, and Shotwell seemed to be the
>>> commonest recommendation, though Andre Rodovalho posted in this thread
>>> he is using a non-repo version of Fotoxx. He says there is an older
>>> in the repos.
>>> I realize I'm saying that in a couple ways, default Lubuntu is a little
>>> light for my taste (no photo manager, image viewer doesn't print). But
>>> MtPaint printing should be fixed somehow in any case.
>>> On 4/6/2015 10:04 AM, John Hupp 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
>>> 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
>>> command line to print PDFs, so it seems plausible. This may be something
>>> 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
>>> to make the most sense.
>>> On Apr 5, 2015 5:15 PM, "John Hupp" <lubuntu at prpcompany.com> wrote:
>>>> Visiting family this weekend and looking at a couple problems, I
>>>> discovered that under the default installation of Lubuntu 14.04 there
>>>> to be no provision for printing pictures.
>>>> The image viewer has no Print option. And when I instead opened a
>>>> 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
>>>> have been a native provision.]
>>>> How do you handle these things?
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