Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 133615
if usb printer is off on startup kudzu needs interaction
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:48:41 EDT
Description of problem:
If one configures an USB printer (suppose is the same with parallel
printers) kudzu does not like it if it is off on startup and suggests
3 possibilities: keep configuration, delete configuration and one
other. This interaction is not a good idea because many users will not
know wot to handle and it stops the boot procedure.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install and configure printer
2. on switch off before (re)boot.
Interaction required with kudzu
No interaction should be required because
a) it is quite normal to switch printer on when you want to print
b) many users habe a problem with that interaction, especially if they
do not understand english or are not used to ncurses-based programs.
Kudzu should keep the printers configuration (similar problems could
arise with other periphery). It should be possible to change the
behaviour of kudzu on this part in the /etc/sysconfig/kudzu
At this point, further work on printer configuration in kudzu is not
going to happen; the functionality has moved to HAL.