system-config-printer configuration files

Asked by Roberto on 2014-09-02


I have issues after upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04. I can run the tool as root but not as a normal user (see detailed description here: I was wondering whether it is possible to do the the job manually: I guess that system-config-printer writes the configuration to some file, and thus I could solve my problem by directly editing that file (copying the configuration for root to my user, in my case).

Is it doable? If yes, what files should I look at?

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I suggest you report a bug, you can always use:


Roberto (grace-malibran) said : #2

I can see the printers there, but I can't figure out hot to send a job to a printer.

Use any application, it's no different to windows. If you want to print a text file you can pipe to lp :)

Roberto (grace-malibran) said : #4

lp does not work, as described in this bug report:

Anyway I do not understand your suggestion: how do I send a job to the printer through the web interface? Is it possible? Thanks for your help!

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