Bug 26441 - No print filters can be found - missing package
Summary: No print filters can be found - missing package
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: printconf   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Crutcher Dunnavant
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Whiteboard: Florence RC-1
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Reported: 2001-02-07 07:58 UTC by Daniel Hammer
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-02-10 19:43:26 UTC
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Description Daniel Hammer 2001-02-07 07:58:50 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper: dhammer@noos.fr
User-Agent: Mozilla/4.76 [de] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.0-dh i686)

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
I tried to configure my printer (HP LaserJet 1100) using the new printconf
utility. Related packages I installed from fisher:
 o libgnomeprint11-0.25-1
 o printconf-gui-0.0-15
 o gnome-print-devel-0.25-1
 o gnome-print-0.25-1
 o printconf-0.0-15
But there's no way to find an appropriate print filter until I installed
also rhs-printfilters-1.81-1 from Red Hat 7.0 which has no own version on
the fisher CDs (1+2+powertools). This package is just missing and anyway
the new printtool looks quite confusing to me.

Comment 1 Glen Foster 2001-02-08 15:51:47 UTC
We (Red Hat) should really try to resolve this before next release.

Comment 2 Crutcher Dunnavant 2001-02-08 16:35:58 UTC
rhs-printfilters is not being shiped.
It is replaced by printconf, which does not depend upon it.

Do you mean that printconf did not have a driver for you?

Comment 3 Daniel Hammer 2001-02-09 10:26:42 UTC
> Do you mean that printconf did not have a driver for you?
Yes, I tried printconf and it showed me its standard window. Than I opened a new
edit-window to add a printer ... two new windows popped up to tell me that no
network printer and ??? are available ... then after klicking "ok" my original
window vanished also. I tried this several times. After I installed
rhs-printfilters-1.81-1 from Red Hat 7.0 printconf asked me about my printer, I
took the right one and it worked.

Comment 4 Crutcher Dunnavant 2001-02-09 20:27:29 UTC
There is absolutely no data shared between the packages.
rhs-printfilters and printconf are incompatable, I have no
idea what you've done to cause this behavior. printconf-gui
doesn't even suggest printers the way you describe.

Comment 5 Daniel Hammer 2001-02-10 19:43:22 UTC
> I have no idea what you've done to cause this behavior
Uninstalled all relevant packages and started the whole thing from new.
Surprisingly it works now. I remember that I had some problems this night to get
the lpd deamon started.
Anyway, seems you're right 'n I did some (stupid) mistake, though I spent 1/2
hour on this. 'Can't remember exactly. So, thanx for your help 'n sorry for

Comment 6 Crutcher Dunnavant 2001-02-12 16:35:08 UTC
Sorry, sorry.
I didn't mean to sound snippy, I was just confused by your bugs.
If its a hisenbug (vanishes when you try to measure it), I gues I'll close it.

Comment 7 Daniel Hammer 2001-02-12 19:00:18 UTC
> Sorry, sorry.
Ok. don't feel sorry - I was not upset by you comments!
But anyway my previous message was to optimistic. Let me summarize:
1.) with RH-7 my printer works perfect, he is correctly recognized
    and the driver works fine; dmesg gives: 
	parport0: PC-style at 0x378 (0x778) [SPP,ECP,ECPEPP,ECPPS2]
	parport0: detected irq 7; use procfs to enable interrupt-driven operation.
	parport_probe: succeeded
	parport0: Printer, Hewlett-Packard HP LaserJet 1100
	lp0: using parport0 (polling).

2.) Even if I run with RH-7 with a rawhide 2.4.0-0.99.11-kernel everything works

3.) With RH "fisher" nothing works anymore
    (a) Installing a driver for the printer via printtool works now
(surprisingly, since
        first I couldn't even start the lpd)
    (b) I could not print at all; when running "lpq" after "lpr something"
        I get a message like this:
          Printer: printer@bienchen 'printer'
          Queue: no printable jobs in queue
          Status: job 'cfK063bienchen.cybercable.tm.fr' removed at 19:03:27.302
    (c) under the new RH (stock) kernel "dmesg" looks as follows
         Winbond Super-IO detection, now testing ports 3F0,370,250,4E,2E ...
         Winbond chip at EFER=0x3f0 key=0x87 devid=97 devrev=73 oldid=ff
         Winbond chip type 83977TF / SMSC 97w33x/97w34x
         Winbond LPT Config: cr_30=01 60,61=0378 70=07 74=03, f0=3b
         Winbond LPT Config: active=yes, io=0x0378 irq=7, dma=3
         Winbond LPT Config: irqtype=pulsed low, high-Z, ECP fifo threshold=7
         Winbond LPT Config: Port mode=ECP and EPP-1.9
         SMSC Super-IO detection, now testing Ports 2F0, 370 ...
         0x378: FIFO is 16 bytes
         0x378: writeIntrThreshold is 9
         0x378: readIntrThreshold is 9
         0x378: PWord is 8 bits
         0x378: Interrupts are ISA-Pulses
         0x378: ECP port cfgA=0x10 cfgB=0x48
         0x378: ECP settings irq=7 dma=<none or set by other means>
         parport0: PC-style at 0x378 (0x778) [PCSPP,TRISTATE,COMPAT,EPP,ECP]
         parport0: irq 7 detected
         parport0: cpp_daisy: aa5500ff(98)
         parport0: assign_addrs: aa5500ff(98)
         parport0: faking semi-colon
         parport0: Printer, Hewlett-Packard HP
         lp0: using parport0 (polling).
         lp0: console ready

Still I have no idea. Seems to me that something perhaps is wrong with the
parport kernel module.

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