Bug 146843 - GUI Method of Adding Additional PPD files
Summary: GUI Method of Adding Additional PPD files
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: redhat-config-printer   
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Version: 3
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Tim Waugh
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Keywords: FutureFeature
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Reported: 2005-02-02 00:47 UTC by Richard McGrath
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-02-02 09:35:15 UTC
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Description Richard McGrath 2005-02-02 00:47:39 UTC
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Description of problem:
When adding a printer that does not exist in the list of known
manufacturers/models there is not function presented that would allow
the user to add a PPD file.

This would be similar to the 'Have Disk' button that is exists in
printer configuration tools on other operating systems.  This button
allows the user to use their own 'driver' for the printer, or in the
case of CUPS, PPD file.

Many printers now come with such a file to allow them to be used on
systems such as Fedora.  However there is no obvious means by which a
user could add a PPD file?  

One must be added via other means, which makes it hard for new/novice

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Try to add a local printer that is not in the list of know makes/models
2. User is not presneted with a means of adding a new printer
'driver', or PPD file.

Actual Results:  User must find other means of adding a PPD file manually.

Expected Results:  User should be presented with a button, or similar,
that allows them to chose a PPD file manually from another location. 
This should then updat e the list of makes and models, and highlight
the newly added priter.

Additional info:

My knowledge of CUPS/Linux printing is limited.  CUPS may be able to
accept files other than PPD files.  But the situation is the same. 
There is no feature to manually add an additional printer 'driver'.

Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2005-02-02 09:35:15 UTC
Adding a PPD is right there in the menu.  Action->Import PPD...

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