new printer GUI

Jelle de Jong jelledejong at
Mon Sep 25 08:52:29 UTC 2006

Some feedback.

It would be nice to have a tool that can configure the printer. Like a 
layer above the pps files.

For example it is a pain in the ass to edit the margins of the paper 
that is used in xubuntu because cups doesn't have these options you have 
to edit the pps file manually without any documentation of what you are 

So a tool would be helpful indeed.


Jani Monoses wrote:
> Hi
> there is a new proposed  tool for adding new printers and configuring
> existing ones. It is
> the python/gtk app that is used in FC6. It is in universe currently
> but if feedback is good
> it should get in main and on the CD
> $apt-get install system-config-printer
> please discuss issues with it here but file bugs in LP if you find some.
> You need to update to the latest foomatic-db in edgy as well, the
> previous versions have a corrupt printer description file in the
> database which crashes this tool.
> thanks
> Jani

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