On 02/01/2014 05:32 PM, David C. Rankin wrote: > On 01/30/2014 07:44 PM, Darrell Anderson wrote: >> Share the exact steps. >> >> That you see a list of available printers probably means CUPS is >> configured correctly. >> >> My printer is connected as a network device. After you share the >> exact steps I'll try to duplicate here. >> >> Darrell > > Open Start Menu -> Print System -> Print Manager (or use kcontol) > > **Administrator Mode** > Add Printer/Class > (Wizard Appears) > Remote CUPS Server (IPP/HTTP) -> Next > Normal user: david/pw -> Next > Host: nirvana/Port: 631 -> Next > Choose Printer: LaserJet -> Next > 'Printer Model Selection' (2-pane window) Manufacturer on Rt. Model on Lt. > You see momentary 'Loading....' in Lt. window, then nothing, both panes blank > Cancel/Cancel can't go any further > > **Normal Mode** > Add Printer/Class > (Wizard Appears) > Remote CUPS Server (IPP/HTTP) -> Next > Normal user: david/pw -> Next > Host: nirvana/Port: 631 -> Next > Choose Printer: LaserJet -> Next > 'Printer Model Selection' (2-pane window) Manufacturer on Rt. Model on Lt. > Choose: Manuf->HP Model->Laserjet 4 -> Next > Choose: HP Laserjet 4 (Foomatic + hplip) [recommended] -> Next > Error Dialog: > Unable to load the requested driver: > Unable to create the Foomatic driver [HP-LaserJet_4,hplip]. Either that driver > does not exist, or you don't have the required permissions to perform that > operation. > Now on 'Printer Test' Page after error > [Test] - It prints! (top margin a bit off, but it prints) > Finish with Name Printer, etc. and printer added to kprinter dialog. > > $ lpstat -a > HPLaserjet4 accepting request since Sat 01 Feb 2014 05:28:39 PM CST > > Test printing from kwrite - OK > > So I do get a working printer installed, I just get a Error Dialog telling me it > isn't going to work... That's a new one. Any thoughts? > And... the only reason I got a working printer is I made myself a member of the 'sys' group otherwise creation of /etc/cups/printer.conf would have failed due to lack of permission. Since I was a member of the sys group, permission for cups operation was satisfied, however, apparently printer driver generation with the 'foomatic-db-generation' package uses another scheme prompting the error. How to solve for a normal user? -- David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.