Bug 229369 - gtk print dialogue spews warnings if cups not running
gtk print dialogue spews warnings if cups not running
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gtk2 (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Matthias Clasen
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Reported: 2007-02-20 12:31 EST by Ian Collier
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-04-23 13:20:30 EDT
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Description Ian Collier 2007-02-20 12:31:48 EST
Description of problem:

I guess I'm inviting the response NOTABUG, but:
For many reasons which need not concern us here, cups annoys me and I don't want
it running.  Even if it were running, there wouldn't be any printers configured
in it.  I have an adequate "lpr" client which connects to a networked Solaris
LPD print server.

However, as soon as I open up the "print" dialogue on OpenOffice Writer, I get:

** (swriter.bin:19986): WARNING **: Error result: Too many failed attempts

** (swriter.bin:19986): WARNING **: Error getting printer list: Too many failed

echoed every couple of seconds for ever more until I quit Writer.  Moreover, it
seems impossible to persuade the dialogue to use "lpr", so I have to save to a
file and then print the file.  I'm not too bothered about that (though it would
be nice), but the warnings are rather over-the-top: if there are too many failed
attempts then surely it should stop trying...

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Stop cups
2. Start oowriter
3. Attempt to print a file
Actual results:
Screenfuls of error messages

Expected results:
At most a couple of error messages
Comment 1 Matthias Clasen 2007-04-23 12:09:40 EDT
I will investigate the warnings. As for using lpr, you can do that by adding the


to /etc/gtk-2.0/gtkrc
Comment 2 Matthias Clasen 2007-04-23 13:20:30 EDT
I've removed the warnings in the upstream code. I'll do an fc6 update when the
next stable GTK+ release is available.

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