In previous versions of RedHat, the print setup tools let you select things
like "send EOF after print job", "fix stair-stepping text", and "fast
text". These were useful for enabling straight text to be sent to the
printer and having the Right Thing happen.
Right now, if I use printconf to configure my printer and tell it I have an
HP Deskjet 890c, I can print postscript to it, but if I print text, the
green light flashes on the printer because it is waiting for an explicit
A quick perusal of the new print configuration stuff seems to suggest that
it is supposed to know about this stuff automatically, but it doesn't seem
to. In previous versions of RedHat, I've always set up three printers: one
with the deskjet driver which prints very fast and with relatively low
quality to the 890c, one with the cdj550 driver which is medium, and one
with the cdj850 driver which takes advantage of the full capability of the
printer and is very slow. By selecting all the above checkboxes, I could
get text and postscript printing with varying qualities and speeds.
I have not figured out anyway to do this under the new system, at least not
via the graphical configuration tool (which, by the way, doesn't seem to be
accessible from the default gnome desktop menu which I don't use anyway but
checked before generating this bug report!). I haven't studied the
underlying configuration files too much partly because of the very scant
Is this system expected to mature before the real 7.1? What level of
printing functionality is expected? Is there a bug here or am I just
We (Red Hat) should really try to resolve this before next release.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 25445 ***