system printers not visible (3.3.3/linux mint)

• Dec 4, 2019 - 09:21

I've just installed the 3.3.3 appimage. When trying to print (eg ^P), the only printer shown is the inbuilt "print to file (PDF)" option -- no system printer is visible.

3.2.3 shows all the system printers in the drop-down box, followed by the musescore internal printer.

This is on Mint 18.3/64-bit.


I have the same problem on ubuntu 18.04. I installed musescore 3.2.3 from the repository and everything works fine.
3.3.3 i installed the appimage and my printer is also invisible. I hope 3.3.3 comes in the repository soon.

In reply to by Jojo-Schmitz

I reinstalled version 2.1 through the Software Manager and the printers are back. I also tried reinstalling version 3.2.3 but alas, only the pdf option was available. I'll stick with 2.1 until the bug is dead... The user interface and capabilities of 3.3.3 will be missed!

In reply to by Jojo-Schmitz

The Mint Software Manager only had two options available to install. The 2.1 is from and 3.2.3 is from FlatHub. I tried installing through Snap, but got several download errors during the install process. The workaround takes precious time away from my students.

In reply to by Steve Walker

(OP replying)
Thanks to all for comments.

For completeness, I see the problem with 3.3.3 and 3.3.4 (newly downloaded) but not 3.2.3 -- all are 64-bit appimages.

The OS is mint 18.3/mate 1.18.0; 64 bit system. I have CUPS running, providing CUPS PDF and a networked laser.

I've tried to rebuild 334 from source, but there are several QT5 libraries missing, and seemingly not available through synaptic, so I'm giving up on that for now -- I need to get some music finished :-} A quick diff -r of the 323 and 334 sources shows nothing immediately obvious though.

At least there is the workaround.

In reply to by mike scott

This thread seems to have gone very quiet :-{

I've tried to build from scratch, fixed all the missing library issues, but now find the current build needs QT5.8 -- the mint repos only provide 5.5, so I'm stuck for now. (It uses Q_NAMESPACE)

Has anyone any thoughts on my (outrageous) guess about a compilation conditional having accidentally removed the printer stuff from the distributed 3.3.x appimages?

In reply to by mike scott

OK. The problem is definitely with the appimage file.

I've built a complete new 64-bit mint 19.2 system, and compiled mscore 3.3.4 on it. The system printers are visible.

I've run the 3.3.4 appimage on the same system. Printers are not visible.

My conclusion is the appimage is faulty.

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