Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 178134
GUI fails to show a printer
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:21 EST
Description of problem:
If I fire up the CUPS web interface, I am able to see the Samsung ML2250 laser
printer as being available. It is not showing from s-c-p
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Fire up a browser and select 127.0.0.1:631, create a new printer
2. Select SAMSUNG and the 2250 driver appears
3. Start s-c-p, create a new printer, select Samsung. The 2250 is not in the list
ML2250 not available from s-c-p Samsung list
It should be as it's available from the CUPS web interface
How did you configure the printer? Did you use the manufacturer's PPD? If so,
you need to use 'Action->Import PPD' from the system-config-printer menu.
The installer from Samsung is not x86_64 clean and therefore not supported by
them. I've not installed the PPD from anywhere and was actually suprised to see
it in the CUPS list and not in the Gnome one.
I don't have Samsung in the list at all on http://localhost:631/, so I think
that at some stage something/someone installed a PPD for CUPS. It will be in
/usr/share/cups/model I expect.
As system-config-printer is completely foomatic-based, it needs the PPD to be
imported into foomatic as in comment #1.