Description of problem:
I have a Dell 1600n MFC on another subnet. I ( on 10.10.8.1 ) 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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
But same on FC6 install. I upgraded to see if it fixed it.
(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?
I explained this poorly.
The print test page button is "grayed out". There's nothing to click.
I tried anyhow - nothing.
Are all three check-boxes to the left of the test page button checked?
Created attachment 139983 [details]
screenshot of system-printer-config
Yes, they're all checked.
FWIW, this is the Default Printer.
I've attached a screenshot.
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
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.
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.
Would you mind attaching the PPD file for this printer please? Thanks.
Created attachment 140353 [details]
ppd file from windows driver for Dell 1600n
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.
Thanks for all the help.
I really appreciate the quick response.
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*'
Fixed in update: system-config-printer-0.7.35-1.fc6
works for me.