Bug 484960 - system-config-printer useless in IceWM, modal popup steals focus from password entry
system-config-printer useless in IceWM, modal popup steals focus from passwor...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-printer (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-02-10 16:21 EST by Pavel Roskin
Modified: 2009-02-24 17:12 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: 1.0.15-1.fc9
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Last Closed: 2009-02-24 15:47:25 EST
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2009-02-10 16:21 EST, Pavel Roskin
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Description Pavel Roskin 2009-02-10 16:21:53 EST
Created attachment 331471 [details]

Description of problem:

system-config-printer cannot be used to add a printer when IceWM is the window manager.  A pop-up window with the message "Adding printer" appears and steals focus from the dialog asking for the root password.  It's impossible to switch to the password entry with the mouse or with the keyboard.  I had to run X without any window manager to add a printer.

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How reproducible:
Always on one system, but not on another one.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. run system-config-printer as an ordinary users
2. Click on "New"
3. Select LPD/LPR, address, queue "FOO"
4. Select Alps MD-1000 (the first non-generic printer in the list)
5. In the "Describe Printer" dialog, leave "Location" empty, click on Apply
Actual results:
Two windows appears.  One has "Please wait" in the window title, "Adding" in bold and "Adding printer" below.  The other window has "Authentication" in the window title, "Password for root on localhost?" in bold and input entries "Username:" and "Password:".  The first window has focus.  The second window has no focus.

Expected results:
Only the second window appears.  The first window seems useless to me, but I would not mind if it appears after I enter the root password.

Additional info:
I'm using icewm-1.2.35-4.fc10.  The blame must be partly on IceWM.  However, system-config-printer still has an interface problem.  It should not be opening two windows at once.  A window that requires input should not be obscured by an information window.  Ideally, information windows should be replaced with the status bar in the main window.
Comment 1 Fedora Update System 2009-02-24 15:47:12 EST
system-config-printer-1.0.15-1.fc10 has been pushed to the Fedora 10 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2009-02-24 15:59:01 EST
system-config-printer-1.0.15-1.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 3 Pavel Roskin 2009-02-24 17:12:04 EST
I confirm that the bug is fixed.  Thank you!

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