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    Printer problems in KDE

    I'm having printer issues in Kubuntu 9.04. First off, I am able to install the printer (a networked HP Officejet 6300) and print a test page successfully. However, after restart the printer is no longer available and must be reinstalled.

    The other issue I've got is that I cannot print from Okular or Firefox. I'm not sure exactly which applications I can print from and which I can not. I just know that I can print a test page, but these two (while showing the printer) do not print.

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    Re: Printer problems in KDE

    In my experience it does not print, because the problem is mostly the selection of the paper type under page settings. Did you tried to set the paper type in page format(something like that) to match the paper type of the printer.

    Are you using CUPS for configuration of network printer?

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    Re: Printer problems in KDE

    Page setup was not the problem. I was just using the printer setup application found under System Settings on the Advanced Tab in Kubuntu 9.04. I had assumed that this was based on CUPS, but I do not know. I did get it to work, however, by setting up the printer using CUPS in my browser (localhost::631). Things seem good now. I'm not sure why the KDE printer setup was having issues before.

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    Re: Printer problems in KDE

    Same here, I have to configure my printer (normal printer & virtual printer, pdf) via

    http://localhost:631

    before it will print from any application.

    Before that, setting up my printer via KDEPrint software
    (System Settings -> Printer Configuration), will result in successful Print Test Page (whether from http://localhost:631 or from KDE Print), but not from any application. I have not tried command line printing (lpd) though.

    After reading this post, I deleted all the printers from the KDEPrint software, then re-add them via http://localhost:631

    Page setup was set up to match the settings in the KDE Print.

    My system is KUbuntu 10.10.

    Hope this helps to those had successfully added their printer but couldn't print from any application.
    Henry
    you were once a newbie too.

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    Re: Printer problems in KDE

    hplip gui tools, much easier controlling your hp printer with, install it.

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