samba printers not detected

Bug #295065 reported by ororo
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
kdeadmin (Ubuntu)
Fix Released
Jonathan Riddell

Bug Description

Binary package hint: cupsys

This is not really a bug, but a request of feature.
The feature was present in Kubuntu 8.04 but I cannot find it in 8.10.

I tried to install a lan printer via samba. In 8.04, the installer automatically showed me the list of available networks/samba servers/ printers. In 8.10 it doesn't, and I have to manually type them (but I not always remember their names!!!)

Please consider adding this feature, or tell me how to activate it if it is already present.

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Till Kamppeter (till-kamppeter) wrote :

Kubuntu 8.10 switched from the KDE 3.x generation to the KDE 4.x generation. Unfortunately, the KDE Printing Manager was unmaintained in KDE 2.x and 3.x and got therefore dropped in KDE 4.x. This left the KDE/Qt world without a sophisticated printer setup tool. In the beginning of this year efforts were started to create a KDE frontend for system-config-printer, but they did not make much progress. Most of system-config-printer's sophisticated functionality is not yet ported into the KDE version.

system-config-printer (the original GTK-based version) has the functionality you need. So as a first workaround for the time being you should install this version via

sudo apt-get install system-config-printer-gnome

Changed in cupsys:
importance: Undecided → High
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ororo (ororo) wrote :

Thank you very much. Your workaround works for me.

Changed in system-config-printer-kde:
assignee: nobody → jr
status: New → Triaged
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Jonathan Thomas (echidnaman) wrote :

system-config-printer-kde has moved to the kdeadmin source package.

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Jonathan Riddell (jr) wrote :

This should be fixed in system-config-printer-kde in jaunty. Could you test that?

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Jonathan Riddell (jr) wrote :

OK no detection yet, it'll let you add an SMB printer if you know the URL. Browsing the network for them will need to wait for the next release I'm afraid.

Jonathan Riddell (jr)
Changed in kdeadmin (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package kdeadmin - 4:4.6.0-0ubuntu3

kdeadmin (4:4.6.0-0ubuntu3) natty; urgency=low

  * Update kde-sc-dev-latest version
  * Add kubuntu_02_system_config_printer_trunk.diff from upstream for
    updates to system-config-printer-kde, LP: #295065, LP: #460331, LP: #636685
 -- Jonathan Riddell <email address hidden> Wed, 23 Feb 2011 16:24:23 +0000

Changed in kdeadmin (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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