Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 138615
The gimp's print dialog should pick up cups' share options
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:54 EST
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Description of problem:
By default, when printing from the gimp to a CUPS broadcast added
share, raw postscript text appears out of the printer rather than the
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set up a CUPS broadcast share on another machine.
2. On intended machine check that printer was automatically picked up
by looking at /var/log/cups/error_log
3. Start the gimp.
4. Open a picture and then go to File -> Print...
5. Choose the print button.
Actual Results: Postscript text appears out of the printer.
Expected Results: Single page picture to appear out of the printer.
Within the print dialog, going to Setup Printer... and removing -oraw
(despite the tooltip's dire warnings about doing so) from the Command
text box fixes the problem and a picture is printed.
I suspect that this is all down to a lack of integration between
gimp-print and CUPS because various configured options on the CUPS
share are wrong within the gimp's print dialog. Other programs like
gpdf print correctly and default their page size to A4 whereas the
gimp's print dialog sets the page size to be letter.
This is a big problem because eog (gnome's default image viewer) does
not allow the printing of pictures and users often end up firing up
the gimp to print only to wind up wasting paper and causing a mess.
I have just noticed bug 73053 ... This is nearly the same other than
my request for gimp-print CUPS integration in the same way that gdpf's
print dialog was able to do.
I'm sort of hoping that 5.0 will do a lot better here. There is certainly
plenty of opportunity for having things "just work" where they currently don't.
This has persisted into Fedora Core 4...
Woohoo! This appears fixed in FC5...
Ah, no not really. You got me Tim!
The main complaint has been solved: printing from the GIMP to a broadcast share
no longer needs -oraw to be removed and the printer correctly displays picture
rather than postscript. Perhaps CUPS has become better at detecting Postscript
or when the queue was made a different option was ticked.
However the GIMP print dialog still doesn't pick up the broadcast share's print
options (which is what this bug is now about).
I'm going to change the version to FC5 but perhaps it should be set to devel
since this bug has been around so long...
With the upgrade to FC6 the main problem seems -oraw problem seems to have
resurfaced.. this is a complete pain as our users just panic when the printer
wont stop printing. By the time somebody who knows whats going on gets involved
it its printed junk on most of a ream of paper.
Is there anyway we can work around this bug untill its fixed?
Changing version to fc6 (perhaps it should be set to devel?)
This is fixed in F-7 with the transition to gutenprint-plugin.