[kde-linux] Time to switch to gnome?

Thomas Taylor linxt at comcast.net
Thu Aug 11 22:13:39 UTC 2005

On Thursday 11 August 2005 08:54, Andrew Kar wrote:
> 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.

Dear MASTER Kar:

Obviously from the demeaner of your reply, you must have gotten up on the 
wrong side of your bed (or cave).  Since I see you have an .au DN, should I 
assume this is what is meant by the "Southern Cross"?

The requests for assistance were posted over three months.  June, July and now 
August.  I had one response which was not even related to the subject.  No, I 
don't expect anyone to jump up at my command, but I would like to get some 
help with my problem within a reasonable period.

> >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.

Quite likely, which is why I am asking for help.  And the pertinent 
information was included in each of the previous requests.  That I failed to 
put it in this time is my fault but when the memory (my brain) doesn't always 
work very well, that happens.

> 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.

Part of the problem is that "Generic UNIX LPD"  IS selected under kde print.  
BUT it isn't working.  Also, on those ocassions when I have to reboot, it 
gets changed back to cups.

> 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.

Obviously you have not read the previous posts, otherwise you wouldn't be 
spouting off your mouth in such an assinine manner (or is that just called 
good manners for an Aussie?).  

Meaning no disrespect to the rest of the Aussies, all of whom I have met have 
been very nice and friendly.

> Finally all this info is available in your kde manuals on your hard disk.
> andrew]
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Tom Taylor
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