[Scribus] Printing to 'bad printer name'

Paul paulf.johnson
Sun Mar 30 21:43:27 CEST 2003


> All the people who've said, 'yeah but linux can't do DTP, can it?' - I'm
> ringing them up tonight!

It's good when that happens :-)

> However... I can't get scribus to print.


> The printer's name is "Brother" - I know it's not very original, but it
> functions. The problem seems to be that Scribus doesn't expect the colon
> after the name in the printcap file, so the available printer in Scribus
> is "Brother:" - and this is what generates the error. If I use the
> 'other print command' and do 'lpr -PBrother' then I get output fine.

I've noticed this when using Cups, but then I expect that I need other
print command as I'm directing through kprinter --stdin.

To make this simpler to trace, open a terminal window and launch scribus
from there. Load a doc, press print and then attempt to print. Report
back here with what the terminal window reports. It will help one of us
to track the bug and fix it.


Tired of bloated software which gobbles up your system resources?
Bored of hearing your harddrive being thrashed by inefficient code?
Feel like tearing your hair out when you see a blue screen of death?
Then why not come over from the darkside, and become one of the ever
increasing number of people using Linux - it's free, it's open,
it's easier to use than Windows and more reliable as well.

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