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...
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Stop cups
2. Start oowriter
3. Attempt to print a file
Screenfuls of error messages
At most a couple of error messages
I will investigate the warnings. As for using lpr, you can do that by adding the
I've removed the warnings in the upstream code. I'll do an fc6 update when the
next stable GTK+ release is available.