I got the Grayed Out, Add Printer Box Blues

this was a song from the Tin Cup movie, I’m sure of it. Anyway.

Does anyone have any idea why Add Printer is greyed/grayed out in Budgie?

…do I need some secret terminal handshake to use my own Printer dialogue box in Budgie/Endeavour?

Scientific Control: I have Budgie on another Distro and I am allowed to add a printer.

(this is not a pressing matter at the moment, I’m having pilsner now. Thanks for any kick in the right direction).

I assume cups is installed?

extra/cups 1:2.4.7-2 [installed]
OpenPrinting CUPS - daemon package
extra/cups-browsed 2.0.0-1
a helper daemon to browse the network for remote CUPS queues and IPP network
extra/cups-filters 2.0.0-1 [installed]
OpenPrinting CUPS Filters
extra/cups-pdf 3.0.1-7 [installed]
PDF printer for cups
extra/cups-pk-helper 0.2.7-1
A helper that makes system-config-printer use PolicyKit
extra/libcups 1:2.4.7-2 [installed]
OpenPrinting CUPS - client libraries and headers
extra/libcupsfilters 2.0.0-1 [installed]
OpenPrinting CUPS Filters - contains all the code of the filters of the
former cups-filters package as library functions
extra/pappl 1.4.5-1
a simple C-based framework/library for developing CUPS Printer Applications
extra/python-pycups 2.0.1-6 [installed]

Yes I believe so. that’s a cut and paste of pacman -Ss cups --as far as the terminal window size–so I didn’t install any of this on my own. It’s just base like any other DE I think.

Just run this and check

pacman -Qi cups

$ pacman -Qi cups
Name : cups
Version : 1:2.4.7-2
Description : OpenPrinting CUPS - daemon package
Architecture : x86_64
URL : https://openprinting.github.io/cups/
Licenses : Apache custom
Groups : None
Provides : None
Depends On : acl pam libcups>=2.4.7 cups-filters dbus systemd systemd-libs libpaper hicolor-icon-theme glibc
gcc-libs avahi gnutls
Optional Deps : cups-browsed: to browse the network for remote CUPS queues and IPP network printers
libusb: for usb printer backend [installed]
ipp-usb: allows to send HTTP requests via a USB connection on devices without Ethernet or WiFi connections
xdg-utils: xdg .desktop file support [installed]
colord: for ICC color profile support [installed]
logrotate: for logfile rotation support [installed]
Required By : brother-hll000 cups-pdf gutenprint
Optional For : brave-bin foomatic-db-gutenprint-ppds
Conflicts With : None
Replaces : None
Installed Size : 12.75 MiB
Packager : Andreas Radke andyrtr@archlinux.org
Build Date : Sat 23 Sep 2023 02:03:24 AM MST
Install Date : Sat 30 Sep 2023 02:17:23 PM MST
Install Reason : Explicitly installed
Install Script : Yes
Validated By : Signature

Can you add it from the menu under print settings?

there was no usual [installed] after the initial entry was there?

No i just wasn’t sure whether you selected print support for cups on the install.

It’s greyed out for me also under budgie control center. But not from print settings.


Edit: I’m checking this from a vm.

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…had no idea there was second way to skin a cat there…
…always used Printers in the drop down settings and always ignored the second entry Print Settings

EDIT— I always assumed Print and Print Settings where a package deal; part and parcel

does not explain why Add Printer is grayed out but at least I can add one. Thank you!

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Hopefully you can set it up from here. :wink:

Edit: This is the way i always set mine up.

Got it! thanks for your knowledge here. I appreciate it.

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