kde application for users to set printer options?
johnm at advocap.org
Fri May 11 03:49:49 BST 2012
On Wednesday, May 09, 2012 02:05:27 am Nowardev-Team wrote:
> You have an old kde , you should consider to upgrade it , but if you don't
> want .... ll you can always use your browser to set your printer .....
> just open firefox or your browser and go here
> select your printer
> then ..... on administration box select : set like server default
That is for system defaults. Need personal defaults.
That is how I normally do system defaults.
> you can see here http://simplest-image-hosting.net/png-0-fn2058
> btw ..... on kde 4.8.2 i have :
> system settings => printer configuration => as you can see here i can't set
> the printer like default printer ...to solve that
> kdesudo systemsettings
> again if you can't do that you can set your default printer using this
> method :
> type lpoptions
> you should see something like this
> auth-info-required=none copies=1
> finisets=none,none marker-change-time=0 number-up=1 printer-commands=none
> printer-info='HP Officejet 4500 Ged=true printer-location=pavillion
> printer-make-and-model='HP Officejet 4500 g510g-m, hpcups 3.11.7'
> pinter-state-reasons=paused printer-type=167948
> to set your printer like default in my case . using the name you can
> extract from this line
> lpoptions -d “Officejet_4500_G510g-m”
I was aware of lpoptions command.
No way a normal user can deal with that.
It's just too bad that kde has lost so much ground for enterprise use :-(
Then again the alternatives are as bad or worse.
> you can use sudo before lpoptions if you can't set it like normal user.
> 2012/5/8 John McMonagle <johnm at advocap.org>
> > We have many printers and people need to set their default printer.
> > Also we have large multifunction printers that need account codes and a
> > lot of
> > other options.
> > To make it manageable people set up instances with sets of options for
> > various
> > projects.
> > Using kde 3.5 could do it all in Control Center with a nice user
> > interface.
> > I can't seem to find any way to get the job done in kde 4.4.
> > The best I can find so far is using xpp.
> > Is there anything available?
> > John
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