Bug 220311 - Printing in openoffice, evince causes application to hang.
Printing in openoffice, evince causes application to hang.
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gtk2 (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Matthias Clasen
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Reported: 2006-12-20 06:35 EST by krishan purahoo
Modified: 2008-05-06 13:12 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-05-06 13:12:59 EDT
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Evince crash traces (7.13 KB, text/plain)
2007-05-21 13:23 EDT, Laurent Aguerreche
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Description krishan purahoo 2006-12-20 06:35:37 EST
Description of problem: 

Printing in openoffice, evince causes application to hang. This happens when I
have more than 227 printers (using CUPS). If I reduce the number of CUPS
printers to below 227, there is NO problem.  

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): GA version for

How reproducible: every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. In oowriter (or evince), go to file -> print
2. If we have more than 227 printers (I am using CUPS for printing), the
   print dialog box comes up, but it is blank, and the whole application
   hangs (freezes). The only way to proceed is to kill the application.

Actual results:

print dialog comes up but is blank and the whole application hangs.

Expected results:

I expect the print dialog to come up with all the printers listed in the
list box.

Additional info: 

I have reported this bug to openoffice (as I noticed it in 
openoffice initially), but on further investigation, it seems to happen in
evince as well. It seems to be a problem with the gtk2 print dialog (as both
these applications uses this for the printing dialog).
Comment 1 Laurent Aguerreche 2007-05-21 13:23:29 EDT
Created attachment 155118 [details]
Evince crash traces
Comment 2 Laurent Aguerreche 2007-05-21 13:24:38 EDT
I can confirm... It makes impossible to print anything with OOo or Evince. I do
not know whether others GTK applications are impacted but Gedit works without
any problems for instance.
Comment 3 Matthias Clasen 2007-05-21 22:20:09 EDT
A workaround for the "many printers lock up the cups backend" problem has been
included in 2.10.12, which I will build as an FC6 update once F7 is released.
Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 01:18:31 EDT
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Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2008-05-06 13:12:58 EDT
This bug is open for a Fedora version that is no longer maintained and
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