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Bug 213136 - Should handle PPDs with On/Off bools
Should handle PPDs with On/Off bools
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-printer (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
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Blocks: FC6Update
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Reported: 2006-10-30 17:13 EST by sean
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
1 user (show)

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Fixed In Version: 0.7.35-1.fc6
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Last Closed: 2006-11-09 12:13:41 EST
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screenshot of system-printer-config (77.99 KB, image/png)
2006-11-01 09:57 EST, sean
no flags Details
ppd file from windows driver for Dell 1600n (22.80 KB, application/octet-stream)
2006-11-04 07:50 EST, sean
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Description sean 2006-10-30 17:13:20 EST
Description of problem:

I have a Dell 1600n MFC on another subnet. I ( on ) print using:


If I don't have a the ppd installed, and just treat it as a raw printer, I can
print the test page.

But, I've installed the windows ppd file. Now I can't print a test page.

But printing does work, except that it keeps printing two pages on one ( which
is why I wanted to print the test page ).

I can print the test page from the cups web interface.

BTW, the ppd browser only select .ppd files. Most windows ppd files are .PPD,
which the browser does not allow.

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Comment 1 sean 2006-10-30 17:14:29 EST

But same on FC6 install. I upgraded to see if it fixed it.
Comment 2 Tim Waugh 2006-10-31 06:38:56 EST
(I've filed bug #213223 to track the '.PPD' bug -- thanks.)

I'd like to get some more information:

1. Could you please run system-config-printer from a terminal window and try
printing a test page again, to see if there are any error messages?  (Make a
note of the time you clicked 'print test page'..)

2. Could you please attach the /var/log/cups/access_log messages from the time
you tried printing the test page?

Comment 3 sean 2006-10-31 21:13:21 EST
I explained this poorly.

The print test page button is "grayed out". There's nothing to click.

I tried anyhow - nothing.
Comment 4 Tim Waugh 2006-11-01 07:25:48 EST
Are all three check-boxes to the left of the test page button checked?
Comment 5 sean 2006-11-01 09:57:31 EST
Created attachment 139983 [details]
screenshot of system-printer-config
Comment 6 sean 2006-11-01 09:58:35 EST
Yes, they're all checked.

FWIW, this is the Default Printer.

I've attached a screenshot.
Comment 7 Tim Waugh 2006-11-01 10:16:43 EST
The 'Apply' button is sensitive, which indicates that s-c-printer thinks there
are unapplied changes.  Is it correct?

If not, I wonder if you could run 'system-config-printer' from a terminal window
for me, and see if there are any messages there that would indicate why it
thinks that.
Comment 8 sean 2006-11-01 18:00:01 EST
I had just brought up s-c-p. Nothing to Apply.

But, I did bring it up from a terminal window. Both Revert and Apply were
sensitive. Without making any changes, clicked both. Both stayed sensitive.

No messages in the terminal.
Comment 9 sean 2006-11-01 18:17:44 EST
Further, s-c-p always thinks I have changes to apply for this printer. If I
restart cups, and then start s-c-p, it always asks me if I want to save changes
when I switch to another printer. But if I'm on the inkjet ( the other printer),
the Revert and Apply buttons are grayed out, and I don't get the pop-up when I
switch back to this printer.
Comment 10 Tim Waugh 2006-11-02 05:08:01 EST
Would you mind attaching the PPD file for this printer please?  Thanks.
Comment 11 sean 2006-11-04 07:50:30 EST
Created attachment 140353 [details]
ppd file from windows driver for Dell 1600n
Comment 12 Tim Waugh 2006-11-04 12:23:43 EST
Thanks.  Ah, that PPD has got a Boolean option with 'Off' and 'On' (instead of
'False' and 'True') as choices, which isn't technically valid.

I'll add some special case code to handle this.
Comment 13 sean 2006-11-05 08:54:24 EST
Thanks for all the help.

I really appreciate the quick response.
Comment 14 Tim Waugh 2006-11-07 09:10:16 EST
Please try this test update when it gets pushed to the mirrors:


You will be able to update to this package using:

  yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update 'system-config-printer*'
Comment 15 Fedora Update System 2006-11-09 12:02:27 EST
Fixed in update: system-config-printer-0.7.35-1.fc6
Comment 16 sean 2006-11-10 16:18:35 EST

works for me.


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