Bug 169121 - Select Generic PostScript model for unknown PS-capable printers
Select Generic PostScript model for unknown PS-capable printers
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: foomatic (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
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Blocks: FC5Target
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Reported: 2005-09-23 08:24 EDT by Peter Odufona
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Description Peter Odufona 2005-09-23 08:24:25 EDT
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Description of problem:
Description of Problem:

ref: Bug 139218

I have an Oki B4350 printer. system-config-printer produces the following message on startup:

No match for USB device:
model "B4350"
desc "OKI B4350"

and also...

No match for USB device:
mfr "Star"
model "TSP 700 (STR_T-U001)"
desc ""
cmdset "STAR"


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel-smp-2.6.9-11,  system-config-printer-0.6.116-1

How reproducible:
Didn't try

Additional info:
Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2005-09-23 09:02:38 EDT
I think there should be more lines to the output.  Does the full output for this

No match for USB device:
model "B4350"
desc "OKI B4350"

say that it will choose Generic PostScript as the model? (And does it indeed do
that when you go to create a new queue for it?)

(Neither of these printers are listed in the foomatic database.)
Comment 2 Peter Odufona 2005-09-23 09:08:08 EDT

Beneath the "Please report this message to Bugzilla" line for both types of
printer, it reads...

Choose 'foomatic' as the component.

Hope this helps!

Comment 3 Tim Waugh 2005-09-23 09:09:36 EDT
When you go to create a new queue for that printer, is 'Generic PostScript'
selected automatically in the model list?
Comment 4 Peter Odufona 2005-09-23 09:30:47 EDT

At the the printer model selection screen it defaults to :

Generic (click to select manufacturer), but none selected automatically or

queue type = Locally-connected
Comment 5 Tim Waugh 2005-09-23 11:47:03 EDT
Ah, okay, it only does what I expected it to for printers discovered using SNMP.
 It should do that for locally-connected printers as well.
Comment 6 Malcolm 2005-09-26 11:40:03 EDT

let me know who things are going, will be onsite with Specsavers on Wednesday,
as they have a support account, will run an Issue Tracker escalation as well....

Comment 7 Tim Waugh 2005-09-26 12:00:15 EDT
Just to clarify, I'm taking this bug report to be that PostScript-capable
printers are not automatically detected as "Generic PostScript", meaning that
the user has to manually select that.

Fixing this will not enable printing in a situation where printing is not
working.  Specifically, if there is a driver missing (for the Star printer?),
that is a much bigger job to rectify (and not normally something we'd do via

We will not make an update available for the Generic PostScript auto-selection
feature, since the easy work-around is to select "Generic PostScript" from the list.
Comment 8 Tim Waugh 2005-11-10 10:08:53 EST
Fixed in rawhide package system-config-printer-0.6.145-1.  The fix will be
included in a future release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

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