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Old 01-10-2010, 05:39 AM   #1
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Is there an alternative for X11 (no gnome/no kde) of KPRINTER?


Here is a shot of this great program: http://yellowprotoss.ye.funpic.org/w...r/kprinter.png
but is there something like this when no gnome/no kde is installed for dsl, puppylinux, tinycore... or fluxbox installations?

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Old 01-10-2010, 05:57 AM   #2
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No, it's not possible, X11 is the base on which KDE, Gnome or
other GUI widget tool kits and desktop environments are build.

"X is primarily a protocol and graphics primitives definition and
it deliberately contains no specification for application user
interface design, such as button, menu, or window title bar
styles."

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X_Window_System

Update: Obviously, I misunderstood the question

Last edited by stefansbv; 01-11-2010 at 04:49 AM. Reason: I misunderstood the question
 
Old 01-10-2010, 06:04 AM   #3
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Sure use the CUPS interface using your web browser, just point it at > http://localhost:631/ works as long as the cups server is running.
 
Old 01-10-2010, 06:27 AM   #4
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Sure use the CUPS interface using your web browser, just point it at > http://localhost:631/ works as long as the cups server is running.
For normal users, which are coming from windows XP, they find cups too complicated and often give up. Isnt there something more simple and straightforward, that also would not require root permissions?
 
Old 01-10-2010, 02:19 PM   #5
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Installing printers requires configuring CUPS, which in turn normally requires root permissions. I'm not sure if you can get round that; it might be possible if you fiddle around with groups and file permissions.

The latest CUPS web interface is very slick. If your users can use eBay and Facebook, they should be able to learn how to use the CUPS web interface, perhaps given fairly simple instructions.
 
Old 01-10-2010, 02:33 PM   #6
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Try system-config-printer. It's a python script. It may be not as feature rich as kprinter though.
 
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Installing printers requires configuring CUPS, which in turn normally requires root permissions. I'm not sure if you can get round that; it might be possible if you fiddle around with groups and file permissions.

I checked there is no
Code:
 adduser username printer
The latest CUPS web interface is very slick. If your users can use eBay and Facebook, they should be able to learn how to use the CUPS web interface, perhaps given fairly simple instructions.
well, they are used to kde and windows. I tried already, ... seems not easy. Although they arent root permissions given
 
  


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