LXDE- no Administration or System options in main menu

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LXDE- no Administration or System options in main menu

Postby TheBigH on Sun Jun 10, 2012 12:50 am

Hi everyone,
I just installed the LXDE version of Mint to try to revive an old computer, and I am currently trying to get the printer to work. After installing the relevant drivers I tried to print a test page and it failed saying I need to "Publish shared printers connected to this system' in the server settings and that I can do that by going through System->Administration->Printing via the main menu.

The trouble is, I don't have those options in the main menu. This is a recurring problem for me, being told I need to select things that simply don't exist. How can I add System->Administration to the main menu?

Preferences->Printing exists but doesn't have the server option I need.

Cheers.
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Re: LXDE- no Administration or System options in main menu

Postby Oscar799 on Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:56 am

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Re: LXDE- no Administration or System options in main menu

Postby sunewbie on Sun Jun 10, 2012 1:19 pm

I am not well versed with LXDE, but did you install LXDE-core or used no-recommends

I had some settings missing when I installed LXDE. SO either you will have to install them manually (if you know the name), or I installed Lubuntu-desktop and everything was there :)
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Re: LXDE- no Administration or System options in main menu

Postby seppalta on Sun Jun 10, 2012 3:28 pm

System->Administration->Printing

I don't think LXDE ever offers an Administration category. Printing is in Preferences: http://douwil7.100webspace.net/linux/Tuning.html#18. An after market install of LXDE is usually easier to accomplish if you start from lxde-core. See Sections 20-22 in http://douwil7.100webspace.net/linux/lubuntu.html.
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Re: LXDE- no Administration or System options in main menu

Postby antikythera on Tue Jun 12, 2012 2:57 pm

Options are there. Click Menu>Preferences>Printing. Then click Server followed by Settings and you will get the options shown in the attached picture.
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