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    Hi there!

    I've just installed OpenSUSE 11.2 with KDE via DVD. I've checked media for errors. Installation went fine and so far the OS is great and is pleasing me better than Kubuntu.

    Except for printing.

    I have an Epson Printer plugged in a Wireless router via LPD wich always worked fine. In 11.2 I installed the printer and, on first printing, I noticed I got no tray icon. I had to go to CUPS to manage printing. I got an error in one of the prints. I canceled it in CUPS, but after that I was unable to print again. I always got an LPD backend error. I had to turn it physically off and on to get it to work again.

    With Kubuntu I installed the printer via KDE manager and I always managed print jobs without a problem. I never had to touch the printer - except to get the jobs, of course

    So,

    1) How do I get a systray icon for my printing jobs? Is it possible to manage print jobs without going to CUPS?

    2) Why is it choking like that? Is it just with me?

    Don't get me wrong: this is the only problem I found so far By every other standards, 11.2 is giving me a great system to work and play.

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    Default Re: Print Tray in 11.2 with KDE

    Bumping

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    Default Re: Print Tray in 11.2 with KDE

    Print configuraiton in opensuse is usually handled through Yast2 so try setting it up from there perhaps - rather than through kde.

    not sure about the sys tray thing though. I would have thought this would be provided by the printer driver. e.g. - I have an HP printer installed through yast and have a configurable HP sys tray icon that gives me print job status as well as tools related to the printer.

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    Hi!

    I've done everything through Yast, but then I had to manage the jobs in CUPS.

    I've read in the forums about the HP utils, but I haven't tried them, since I'm using an Epson Scanner. I wonder if some of the utils will work, though.

    Anyway, I've installed KDE job viewer (kde4-printer-applet), but it doesn't start when I print anything

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    Default Re: Print Tray in 11.2 with KDE

    On 12/10/2009 10:56 AM, leandroribeiro wrote:
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    > Bumping
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    Um, what does 'bumping' mean?

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    Default Re: Print Tray in 11.2 with KDE

    Kevin Miller <millerboys@acsalaska.net> writes:

    > On 12/10/2009 10:56 AM, leandroribeiro wrote:
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    >> Bumping
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    > Um, what does 'bumping' mean?


    I believe it is when someone posts on a Thread, for the purpose of
    bringing the Thread to the top of the list, in the hope that someone,
    that would otherwise have missed the Thread, will see it and reply.


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    Default Re: Print Tray in 11.2 with KDE

    I believe it is when someone posts on a Thread, for the purpose of
    bringing the Thread to the top of the list, in the hope that someone,
    that would otherwise have missed the Thread, will see it and reply.
    Yes. Is there a rule against it in SUSE?

    And about that tray icon... am I the only one that misses it?

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    Default Re: Print Tray in 11.2 with KDE

    Quote Originally Posted by leandroribeiro View Post
    Yes. Is there a rule against it in SUSE?

    And about that tray icon... am I the only one that misses it?
    I see, you are looking for the kjobviewer
    There is none in kde 4.x.

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    Default Re: Print Tray in 11.2 with KDE

    Quote Originally Posted by leandroribeiro View Post
    And about that tray icon... am I the only one that misses it?
    I don't know the solution for Epson. But as you noted, the tray icon IS there for HP. Hence I do NOT miss it because with an HP printer I have it.

    HP support is one of the reasons why I buy HP. I will NOT buy Epson for the very reason (and others) that frustrate you right now.

    Hopefully someone will know of a solution, but I sure don't. ... other than, BUY an HP.

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    Default Re: Print Tray in 11.2 with KDE

    Info on where KDEPrint is at:

    Projects/KDEPrint/KDE4 - KDE TechBase

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