• Problems with system-config-printer


    Just installed Antergos from the latest ISO. The install was fine (apart from my missing configuring a swap partition - whoops…). I’m using Xfce.

    While setting things up, I attempted to install a printer. I have a Brother laser which hangs off a Slackware server. I started cups and the cups-browsd services, then opened the Printer Settings application from the menu. It comes up as it should, but clicking on the “unlock” box does nothing at all. I found that by using the Server > Connect menu option, I was able to see the server which hosts the printer, and fill in the details of the printer. However, I was then unable to go any further - the forward button was greyed out.

    So, can anyone tell me what I’m missing? Polkit is started and seems to be running. I could not find a graphical authentication agent, so I installed polkit-gnome, but either I don’t know how to start it correctly, or it isn’t what is needed.

    Any suggestions?

    Paul.

  • Just installed Antergos from the latest ISO. The install was fine (apart from my missing configuring a swap partition - whoops…). I’m using Xfce.

    While setting things up, I attempted to install a printer. I have a Brother laser which hangs off a Slackware server. I started cups and the cups-browsd services, then opened the Printer Settings application from the menu. It comes up as it should, but clicking on the “unlock” box does nothing at all. I found that by using the Server > Connect menu option, I was able to see the server which hosts the printer, and fill in the details of the printer. However, I was then unable to go any further - the forward button was greyed out.

    So, can anyone tell me what I’m missing? Polkit is started and seems to be running. I could not find a graphical authentication agent, so I installed polkit-gnome, but either I don’t know how to start it correctly, or it isn’t what is needed.

    Any suggestions?

    Paul.

  • Hmm. Is no one else seeing this problem, or is it that no one knows the answer?

    I’m still unable to use system-config-printer (System > Print Settings) to add a printer unless I run the app as root. If I start it as a normal user, it has an “unlock” button, but clicking on that button does nothing at all.

    I’ve opened a bug on the Arch bug tracker, but I’m not sure whether its a bug or simply something that is misconfigured.

    Paul.

  • Is no one else seeing this problem?

    Nope. Works here. When using CUPS I always use the web interface in [http://server_hostname:631][0]">[http://server_hostname:631][1]

    [0]: <a href=
    [1]: http://server_hostname:631

  • @“karasu”:3q52qnhu said:

    Which DE are you using?[/quote:3q52qnhu]
    @“toothandnail”:3q52qnhu said:

    I’m using Xfce.[/quote:3q52qnhu]

    Archlinux x64

    AMD A4-3305M Processor
    6GB RAM
    1GB+512MB Hybrid AMD GPU

  • Geez… thanks Yash

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