Bug 85928

Summary: jetdirect implies HP printer
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Michael Wardle <michael.wardle>
Component: printconfAssignee: Tim Waugh <twaugh>
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE QA Contact: Ben Levenson <benl>
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Version: 8.0Keywords: FutureFeature
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Description Michael Wardle 2003-03-10 23:28:08 UTC
Description of problem: 
I just used the printer configuration tool from Red Hat Linux 8.0.94 
(phoebe 3) to add a new printer queue.  I believe the tool is called 
printconf-gui at present. 
 
I selected the JetDirect protocol, then on the next screen was asked 
to select a printer type, which defaulted to something like Generic 
PostScript. 
 
As far as I know, the JetDirect protocol is only available on HP 
laser printers, so it would be nice if selecting the JetDirect protocol 
automatically suggested an HP printer on the next screen, instead 
of defaulting to Generic PostScript/Plain Text/whatever the first item 
in the list is.

Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2003-03-11 09:33:56 UTC
Hadn't thought of that.

Comment 2 Tim Waugh 2004-12-10 15:23:28 UTC
We use SNMP now to query the model name.