[Wine] Re: How can one get printing via cups to work with wine?

Duane Clark dclark at akamail.com
Sat Sep 16 13:16:04 CDT 2006

Josef Lowder wrote:
> .
> How can one get printing via cups to work with wine? 
> According to http://www.winehq.org/site/docs/wineusr-guide/index
> "3.3.4. Printers -- Wine can interact directly with the CUPS 
> printing system to find the printers available on your system. 
> Configuring printers with Wine is as simple as making sure your 
> CUPS configuration works." 
> But regrettably, this is not proving to be true. 
> Printing via cups works with all of my Linux applications. 
> But when I try to print from any windows application started 
> via wine (even notepad.exe), I see this error message: 
>   "Cannot print" ... and ... "No printers installed." 
> That is not true.  Printers are installed and work via cups. 
> So, what needs to be done to get wine to see cups? 

Did you compile Wine yourself? If so, you need to make sure you have the 
equivalent of cups-devel (that is, the CUPS header files) installed.

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