Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 187939
openoffice doesn't fully recognise printers added since program invocation
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:29 EST
Description of problem:
When running an openoffice.org componant and a printer is added (automagically
via cups detecting a new network printer for example), it is immediatly
available in the printer selection part of the print... menu, however, when you
actually try and print, it will send it to the default printer that was
available when openoffice was started, not the selected printer (that came
available since openoffice was started).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start openoffice (writer, impress, calc, whatever makes you happy)
2. Make a new printer available. The easiest way is to have the network
unplugged/off before starting openoffice and then connecting so that network
printers will become available.
3. Go to File -> Print.
4. Choose one of the newly available printers; click on any requested options;
The print job is sent to the default printer that was available before
openoffice was started.
The print job is sent to the printer selected in step 4 above.
So this is not issue 187528 ?
Does it happen with gedit or any other application ?,
What does rpm -q cups say ?
Did this always happen, or start happening recently ?
(In reply to comment #1)
> So this is not issue 187528?
No, I don't think so.
> Does it happen with gedit or any other application ?
I haven't tested *all* applications, but it doesn't happen with gedit.
> What does rpm -q cups say?
[matt@tbc ~]$ rpm -q cups
> Did this always happen, or start happening recently ?
I *think* that it has always happened, but at first I was either in a hurry so
once I did get it to print I didn't look into it more, or I mistook the problem
for a fully improperly configured printer. Yesterday is the first time that I
had a careful look at it.
I think I see the problem, a bit tricky but I reckon we can resolve this
printer lists in sync over lifetime of office now
I just got a chance to check this out. Thanks for the fix.