I've been ripping my hair out with Turboprint.. first with Ubuntu months ago (I gave up), now with Arch Linux... my problems are related to PAPER SIZE selections, but i've noticed other problems with color intent/double profiling.
I resolved part of my issues by uninstalling the gnome-cups-manager, but leaving in the CUPS daemon to boot at startup. That got rid of the double-profling/settings that was happening. Now it seems that only whatever is in CUPS applies when I try to print.. (I check this by looking at the printer admin pages at http://localhost:631
Now, I only have a single, final issue to resolve. I have setup the TurboPrint Monitor Applet in one of my panels. If I right click on it, i'm given the option of running the TurboPrint Control Center, which would be perfect for my use. Now in this control center, only certain options seems to work (the ones ask for my root password....), the other settings I put in are displayed in TurboPrint, but totally ignored by CUPS, and when I print, they are totally inneffective. Ex: If I change Letter Paper size to CD, and change intent from Perception to Perception Photo, nothing changes in CUPS admin pages, and my apps won't print correctly. If I open a command prompt and type in "sudo turboprint" to open the control panel, everything works as it should.... each setting I change is immediately applied in CUPS, and pretty much all my apps work wonderfully well.
Now my question... is there anyway either:
1- to get CUPS to accept modifications done by my user account, via the TurboPrint control panel (I don't think everything is blocked from my apps, but certain features, like paper size are for sure...), I'd like to have no restrictions on settings made by a user.
2- to get the applet to function with a root account so that the changes I do get properly applied
I'M sorry if this is hard to follow... maybe I could document more with screenshots...... specifically I'm trying to use GLABELS for cds but I've also hit my head against a wall with Geeqie for photos. (Anyone know how to include a screenshot?)
Please help! Would lve to avoid WIndows just for printing, but Guttenprint or even Canon drivers to not give good quality with my ip4500
(Edit): I'd like to add i'm running the tprintdaemon via an rc.d script I created by looking at other daemon scripts.. I've checked in /var/run, there is a tprintdaemon.pid file and there is a corresponding process if I "sudo ps -ax | more".