[kde-linux] Time to switch to gnome?

Andrew Kar akar3d at yahoo.com.au
Thu Aug 11 15:54:10 UTC 2005

On Wednesday 10 August 2005 16:37, Thomas Taylor wrote:
> I'll give it one last try.
> After three attempts to get help from this list or kde.org without results,
> I'm about ready to switch to gnome.
> I am UNABLE to print from ANY KDE application (kmail, kate, kword).  BUT, I
> am able to print from non-kde apps (abiword, firefox) without problems.

Really! 3 whole attempts?  Those bastards! How dare they not just jump and 
serve you at your demand, who the hell do they think they are? Dont they know 
that when their betters snap their fingers they had better get to it, NOW!

If your earlier posts were anything like this I can imagine most people going- 
Good Riddance! and reading on.

>Why is kde sending it out as postscript to the filters?

Ah! Maybe because postcript is the native output of ALL linux programs?

You dont say what version of kde you are using or what distro of linux, so it 
makes it hard for anyone to help you. system-config-printer suggests that it 
is RedHat or Fedora and since you say it was OK in kde3.2 one assumes Fedora 
3 or 4. Since this is not a known problem it means that YOU have stuffed up 
somewhere in your configuration or upgrading.

Applying some common sense to the problem; We know that the printers work and 
that they work in Gnome and command line but not KDE. That suggests that you 
have the wrong printing system selected for your KDE apps.
Firefox and Abiword by default generally use lpr but you probably have kde set 
to use cups but dont have cups installed or something.
So go to the kde print manager (not the fedora one if there is such ) and see 
at the bottom list box what print system is selected.

If you want to use Cups then make sure all cups is installed and the daemons 
running and use kprinter in the firefox and abiword print boxes (this gives 
you more windows like printer control dialogs etc) or change kde to use lpr 
or install the cups-lpr (cups-bsd?) package which lets you use the lpr 
commands but translates them to cups. There are a million soluions and you 
would have solved your problem by now if you had put as much energy into 
actually thinking and reading your manuals as you have in posting to numerous 
lists asking other people to fix it for you.

Finally all this info is available in your kde manuals on your hard disk.



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