scottghall wrote:The solution is to replace the script pointed to by the "System Settings" --> "Printers" menu option to the 'system-config-printer.py' by the Mint team (or really the Ubuntu team at Canonical).
(Emphasis provided by me)
I am currently using Mint 14 on a file server, and I am experiencing the same issue.
I agree, this is a great idea. Now how exactly do I go about doing this wonderful thing? If I open the "Systems Settings" dialog, and try to right-click the "Printers" icon to bring up it's property sheet, I get nothing. I presume that there is a script somwhere, but where
I see that Mint is now up to release 16. Has this ever been addressed? If so, when? (i.e.
at what release?) Is there a back-port planned so that the rest of us mere mortals can have the benefit of it?
Or is it something we can download (i.e.
via apt-get) and install?
The workaround to this problem is to run the following command which is already installed and available from a terminal:
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Did that, and it worked wonderfully. I now have two working printers on my server - something sorely needed! - a Canon MX350 color inkjet, and my tried-and-true HP4. Though I DO
wonder what genius thought that "six-up" should be the default page setting on the Canon ink-jet.
I fixed that, and everything seems to be fine. (There really needs to be a smiley for "head-in-hand, shanking head in wonder" for some of this stuff.)
Caveat: The other side of that is that someone
, took the time to actually WRITE
the driver for the MX350, so I suppose that I should not be TOO PICKY!
Thanks for all the help! Hopefully we'll find out how to "fix" this thing CORRECTLY
so that the control panel features work as they should.