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Bug 127991 - kprinter defaults to LPRng
kprinter defaults to LPRng
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kdebase (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Ngo Than
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2004-07-16 00:13 EDT by Ian Mortimer
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-07-19 06:38:59 EDT
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Description Ian Mortimer 2004-07-16 00:13:29 EDT
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Description of problem:
The default printing system in kprinter is LPRng but Fedora doesn't
even include LPRng any more.  The default should be cups since that is
the only printing system bundled with Fedora.

A workaround is to add this line to the end of


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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. start kprinter
2. observe setting for "print system currently used"

Actual Results:  It's set to LPR/LPRng

Expected Results:  It should be set to CUPS

Additional info:

This is easily fixed but is confusing to novices who can't figure out
why printing from kprinter isn't working even though printing is set
up correctly and working from other applications or from the command line.
Comment 1 Ngo Than 2004-07-19 06:38:59 EDT
it's fixed in kdelibs-3.2.3-6. Thanks for your report.

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