Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 124570
Evolution's printing configuration is broken
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:43 EST
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Description of problem:
evolution in FC2 is defaulting to print in duplex. I can manually
change this setting, but the change is not saved and it reverts to
using duplex. I wasn't able to find anyplace to change this default
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. print an email from evolution
Actual Results: if the printer supports duplex printing it will print
on both sides of the paper
Expected Results: evolution should default to standard single-side
turns out this must be a gnome print dialog setting and not evolution
specific. I just attempted to print from nautilus and found the same
interface and same default setting of duplex. sorry for the confusion
... guess I never print from anything other than evolution :)
not sure what to re-classify this under. it's not gnome-print, and I
don't see a generic gnome option.
Looking at Evolution's email-printing code, it gets the printer
settings by calling gnome_print_dialog_get_config on a
GnomePrintDialog; reassigning this bug to libgnomeprintui22
Can you provide some information about your printer?
Throwing this back to evolution, turns out its the apps responsibility
to save printer information, see
Looks upstream as:
May want to resolve this as UPSTREAM, though it would be a large
bang-for-the-buck for us (or a Fedora contributor, even :-) to do.
Actual fix I think is in gtkhtml not evolution for printing mails,
in evolution for printing calendars.
Forgot to reassign.
I'm seeing this same problem running the RHEL4 beta
See also bug #141129 - more problems with printer configuration.
*** Bug 141129 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
There's a fix for this in libgnomeprint CVS.
I'm renaming this bug - as discussed in bug #141129, the print
configuration within Evolution seems to be broken. I've added this to
one of my tracker bugs.
Fedora Core 2 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for
security updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please
reopen and reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a
security issue and hasn't been resolved in the current FC3 updates or
in the FC4 test release, reopen and change the version to match.
Unfortunately, I no longer have access to a duplex printer from a linux system
so I can not check if this is still valid.
Checked this against several duplex printers in the Westford office using
evolution-2.7.4-3 and could not reproduce. From the print dialog, I click the
"Configure" button and see that the "Duplex" option is unchecked. So I'm
resolving this bug as RAWHIDE.