Xubuntu should include a printer setup tool that sets the default printer

Bug #121335 reported by Thomas Braun
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
cupsys (Ubuntu)
Pascal De Vuyst
xubuntu-meta (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Having set up a HP Printer in xubuntu 6.06.1 (PPC), most Programms were able to print using cups.
But trying to print from within gqview, it said 'SIGPIPE: Error printing'
Console output led me to the error: There was no default printer set.
lpstat -t
confirmed that.
I had to add a default printer using
sudo lpadmin -h localhost:631 -d $printername_from_lpstat

After that, everything went worked well.

Maybe there is a possibility to integrate that into the default setup routines for CUPS? Would be much easier for the users.

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Till Kamppeter (till-kamppeter) wrote :

The setting of the default printer should be done by the printer setup tool. It seems that gnome-cups-manager does only set a default printer if the user explicitly demands it. gnome-cups-manager is not maintained upstream any more and will be replaced, most probably by printerdrake:


printerdrake always sets a default printer.

Changed in gnome-cups-manager:
status: New → Confirmed
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Pascal De Vuyst (pascal-devuyst) wrote :

Xubuntu does not have gnome-cups-manager installed by default.
CUPS expects that the system administrator sets the default printer.
I believe Xubuntu should include a user friendly printer setup tools for SOHO users which sets the first printer you install as the default printer, printerdrake is a good candidate.
Marking cupsys task "Won't Fix".

Changed in cupsys:
assignee: nobody → pascal-devuyst
status: New → Won't Fix
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Gauvain Pocentek (gpocentek) wrote :

Xubuntu comes with system-config-printer.

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