Solved: system settings -> printer configuration issue

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Solved: system settings -> printer configuration issue

Postby Kent88 on Fri Aug 26, 2011 6:30 pm

Am running M10 KDE 64-bit, and am trying to add a network printer (my old printer I could just plug in and it worked), but pulling up "printer configuration" under "system settings" I get the following:

The service 'Printer Configuration' does not provide an interface 'KCModule' with keyword 'system-config-printer-kde/system-config-printer-kde.py'The factory does not support creating
components of the specified type.

Possible reasons:
An error occurred during your last KDE upgrade leaving an orphaned control module
You have old third party modules lying around
Check these points carefully and try to remove the module mentioned in the error message. If this fails consider contacting your distributor or packager.




I have no idea what 'module's it is talking about.
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Re: system settings -> printer configuration issue

Postby AlbertP on Sun Aug 28, 2011 1:08 pm

The control panel contains so-called modules, one of which is the printer configuration. And I've seen a problem with this module before. I am not a KDE user so don't know how to solve it, but at least you are not the only person having this.
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Re: system settings -> printer configuration issue

Postby Kent88 on Sun Aug 28, 2011 5:04 pm

I did a google search and I am seeing that it isn't a unique issue, but I didn't see anything about a solution.
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Re: system settings -> printer configuration issue

Postby Kent88 on Thu Sep 01, 2011 3:24 pm

If I can't get it to work by normal means, is there an alternate way I could get this printer working? Maybe a browser or command line interface?
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Re: system settings -> printer configuration issue

Postby DrHu on Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:15 pm

Kent88 wrote:I have no idea what 'module's it is talking about.

I am not using KDE either, but an internet search gets me this
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour ... bug/331192
  • i have reinstalled python-qt4-dbus and now IT WORKS!
    --post 11..
  • I am getting the same error in Kubuntu Jaunty Beta !!!
    I tried reinstalling python-qt4-dbus, but it didn't help, still getting the error in the Printer Configuration page.
    post 13

Read them all, there are various suggestions/fixes to try
    This KDE bug apparently comes and goes with some updates
    --however you could also use cups, check the issue about installing cups removes kde-desktop, so the query on the internet search might be kde and installing cups : with cups you can connect to the web page at 127.0.0.1:631 or the name localhost and get a web admin interface to printer setups
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/CUPS
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour ... bug/383517
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Re: system settings -> printer configuration issue

Postby Kent88 on Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:18 pm

thank you, I looked at the other things that would be affected if I removed that python package and noticed a package "system-config-printer-kde (4:4.5.5-0ubuntu2)", which I reinstalled and now it works.
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Re: : system settings -> printer configuration issue

Postby magicalstephie on Tue May 15, 2012 1:48 pm

I'm getting the above issue, and I tried the fixes and none worked. I started getting this error after I changed a network printer to be the default printer. Any other ideas?
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