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Old 04-18-2004, 05:57 PM   #1
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Printing to CUPS from OO.o1.1


as above, im using kde3.2, it test prints fine but cant use
OO.o1.1 to print
using slackware 9.1
 
Old 04-18-2004, 06:00 PM   #2
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I have the same problem in gnome. CUPS works and i can print test pages and print in gedit as well, but not in openoffice 1.1.1. I'm assuming there's a simple solution?
 
Old 04-18-2004, 06:15 PM   #3
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Well thats what happens when every program trys to have their own printing system,
it gets complicated & incompatible

what it should do is just try to use the systems printing system.
the only thing it needs is something to select which printing system to print to.

well thats just my 2 cents.
please correct me if im wrong.
 
Old 04-18-2004, 06:38 PM   #4
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Remove your lprng and cups packages, then reinstall the cups package. Run cupsd and OOo should print.
 
Old 04-18-2004, 09:12 PM   #5
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Try this... Try finding your OpenOffice.org file. Mine in under /opt Then open a konsole and cd into this directory. example cd /opt/OpenOffice.org.1.1.1 then type ./spadmin

This is where you can assign print properties.

The first tab is the Command tab

Type kprinter as the command

This should allow you to print all OpenOffice docs

Let me know if that works

Last edited by imagreg; 04-18-2004 at 09:14 PM.
 
Old 04-19-2004, 02:56 AM   #6
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What MinderBinder is suggesting will probably work. It is a problem with the symbolic link. If you install lprng and cups as well. All the SYSTEM printing commands is linked to lprng. If you do not want to do the removepkg and installpkg thing. Just re-link it to cups.
1. cd /usr/bin
2. ls -l lp* #this should give you a clear picture of the links
3. rm all the symbolic link to lprng and re-link it to cups

That's it.
 
Old 06-02-2004, 07:22 AM   #7
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hello from Cape Verde

the solution by imagrep is fine.
i'm using gnome and instead of kprinter i just type lp-cups as the command in ./spadmin dialog box. lpr-cups should work too.
i use the same trick with mozilla.

hope this could help
 
Old 06-25-2004, 10:54 AM   #8
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I've tried carboncopy's solution and it also works.

Linuxquestions just keeps on kicking!

John
 
Old 06-25-2004, 11:49 AM   #9
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I also use similar method, many programs use lpr, so I just make a lpr->lpr-cups symlink,
 
Old 06-25-2004, 01:00 PM   #10
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I use CUPS as server and on standalones with KDE's kprinter set to use CUPS

Put "kprinter" in as the default printer in the appropriate entry place for the given program. I've done this in O.O. Acroread, Mozilla, Netscape, GV and Xpdf.

You have to replace whatever is in "print command" box with kprinter sometimes in the printer popup pane, sometimes after going into the default properties by clicking the button or in the case of O.O. by using spadmin.

Once set you'll get the printer pop up pane after the application's popup print confirmation pane. Set the printer you want to use etc. in kprinter and print.
 
Old 06-25-2004, 02:43 PM   #11
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kprinter is ok. The problem is that I always avoid kde things in order to reduce system loads. lpr-cups do a faster job.
 
  


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