Bug 157324

Summary: user notification for new printers
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Marius Andreiana <marius.andreiana>
Component: system-config-printerAssignee: Tim Waugh <twaugh>
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Description Marius Andreiana 2005-05-10 12:46:18 EDT
I experienced adding a printer in Windows XP. I connected the printer to
parallel port, turned it on and I was ready to go to Control Panel to add it.
Windows XP showed a small bubble with "HP 1100 is ready to use" which
dissapeared by itself and indeed I was able to print immediately.

Please implement the same functionality in Fedora (via HAL / D-BUS ?). Now the
wizard doesn't even automatically recognize printer after specifying the port.

Thanks
Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2005-05-11 07:18:05 EDT
Worth mentioning that this *does* work for USB printers already.

For parallel printers it is actually quite a lot of effort to go to.  The
parallel port isn't designed to give notifications of new devices plugged in, so
you have to poll it.

We could, however, make it so that system-config-printer polls the port when it
starts up.  We can use libieee1284 to obtain a device ID.
Comment 2 Marius Andreiana 2005-05-11 08:12:35 EDT
Excellent!
Comment 3 Tim Waugh 2007-05-11 08:35:32 EDT
We could add a notification bubble actually, to let the user know it's ready to use.