Moving printer configuration from KDE 3 to KDE 4.

James Richard Tyrer tyrerj at
Wed May 13 14:14:51 BST 2009

Dotan Cohen wrote:
>> Not knowing anything about this .... :
>> I don't think that KDE-4 needs to find your network printer.  My best
>> guess is that CUPS needs to find your network printer.
> ‏Yes, that is the conclusion that I have come to. I did not realize
> this at the beginning of the thread.
>> Are you using DHCP?
> Yes, as assigned by the router.
Then you would need to the DHClient on your computer.

You can test to see if this is working.  Open a Konsole and:

	su -
	{enter root password}}
	kill `pidof dhclient`

IIUC, this should include the IP addresses on your network in the output.

Then your should be able to "Add Printer" in the web interface at:


Using the network address:


>>  Does it find your network printer?
> How would I know that? How can I search for it?
In a browser:


>> Does the CUPS web page setup find your network printer?
> The CUPS web page setup does not have a search function. I enter
> configuration for what I _think_ it should be, but I cannot seem to
> get it right.
IIUC, it should be:



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