[CentOS] Eggcups printer icon not showing up in panel
steve at rueb.com
Thu Mar 16 21:58:57 UTC 2006
Steve Bergman wrote:
> I did a "side grade" on a client's machine freom FC2 to Centos4.2. I
> am not seeing the eggcups printer icon appear when the user sends a
> print job.
> One problem was that I had to copy /etc/X11/xdm/Xsession.rpmnew into
> place so that the DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS variable got set correctly.
> The messagebus service is running, as well as hal. There is a
> notification area in the panel. I can manually start eggcups and not
> get an error. (It returns 0). But it immediately exits, and no
> printer icon.
I'm responding to myself just to get this in the mail archive for any
The problem was that /etc/.gnome2/eggcups did not get created for
existing users. New users are fine. Create a new user, and copy their
eggcups file into the existing users' ~/.gnome2/ directories and all
will be fine.
Also, on an FC2 -> CentOS 4 upgrade, if you do not copy
/etc/X11/xdm/Xsession.rpmnew to Xsession, the DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS
will not get set and eggcups (and possibly other things) will complain
that it can't find the message bus or some such.
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