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Re: [trinity-users] Odd printing behaviour !

From: Baron <baron@...>
Date: Wed, 8 May 2013 20:12:25 +0100
Hi Alexandre,

On Tuesday 07 May 2013 22:55:13 Alexandre Couture wrote:
> > From: gerhard.zintel@...
> > To: trinity-users@...
> > Date: Tue, 7 May 2013 20:56:38 +0200
> > Subject: Re: [trinity-users] Odd printing behaviour !
> >
> > On Tuesday 07 May 2013, Baron wrote:
> > > Hi Guys,
> > >
> > > I am using PCLinuxOS from the image that Alexandre Couture
> > > created and have discovered an odd printing behaviour.
> > >
> > > If I click on print from any PDF or Image it prints OK first
> > > time. If I then try to print a second copy or close the
> > > application and try to print something else the print dialogue
> > > comes up frozen. If I click on exit a few times it will tell me
> > > that "Kprint" is not responding and give me the opertunity to
> > > terminate it.
> > >
> > > After this I cannot print anything at all without restarting the
> > > machine. However when I get back to the desktop, I get the
> > > message that there is no default printer and to use the "--all"
> > > switch. ?? Clearing the error message allows me to continue as
> > > normal. Untill I print something.
> > >
> > > I have tried the various dialogues but seem unable to find or
> > > access my printer.
> > >
> > > Don't laugh, I'm still using my HP Deskjet 500 MK1 from over
> > > thirty years ago. I long as I can keep refilling the cartridge
> > > with ink it will continue to be in use !
> > >
> > > Thanks guys:
> >
> > This will not help you but I can confirm, that printing on an HP
> > Deskjet 500 with the repository of Slávek (3.5.13.2) works fine
> > under Ubuntu.
> >
> > Gerhard
>
> Hi all!
>
> I tried on my own computer with  PCLOS non-official TDE remaster and
> on my (just 5 years old) Samsung ML-2240, I can print everything, but
> if I print an image from KView, I can't print anything else until I
> click on the PCLinuxOS (Mandriva-derived) utility, which is usually
> just beside the Kprint icon on the notification area of the taskbar

I don't see the "Kprint" icon !

> and then cancel what was printed from KView. I could print documents
> from KPDF as much as I wanted.
>
> For the ''no default printer'' problem, you can go in the PCLinuxOS
> Control Center (just beside the K menu button) and you will be able
> to set your printer as the default one, and maybe to diagnose other
> problems.

I've tried that !  Under printers there is my DJ500 listed along 
with "Ksendfax, Mail PDF file, Print to File (PDF), Print to file 
(postscript) and Send to Fax"  Both the print to work just fine.
Under the "Instances" tab it just shows (Default).

However if I print a PDF or an Image and look here everything just locks 
up.

Fine about Kprint that probably explains why I can print Ok from Libre 
Office.

> For the next release of my livecd, I will try to remember to not
> install Kprint (if it is possible), because it shouldn't be there...
> PCLinuxOS already comes with its own utilities.
>
> Thanks!
> -Alexandre

Thankyou !  I have several friends who now run your unofficial PCLOS TDE 
remaster with very few issues.  I only have one user that can't print 
anything, but he has a HP win printer. :-)

-- 
Best Regards:
            Baron