Bug 53624 - RFE: printconf-gui wizard does not ask about paper size
RFE: printconf-gui wizard does not ask about paper size
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: printconf (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-09-13 05:52 EDT by Patrick C. F. Ernzer
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-03-13 08:18:27 EST
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Description Patrick C. F. Ernzer 2001-09-13 05:52:50 EDT
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Description of problem:
the wizard to add a new printer to printconf-gui does not ask about paper
size and defaults to 'Letter'

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. open printconf-gui
2. add a new printer
3. restart lpd
4. print A4 postscript test page

Actual Results:  The HP LaserJat 4000N here complains about 'bad
transmission' and fails to print the test page. Editing the printer,
selecting 'A4' as paper size and restarting lpd solves the problem.

Expected Results:  the wizard to ask about paper size

Additional info:

considering that we already went gold I would suggest adding something
along the following lines to our on-line gotchas for 7.2

If you are having problems printing please try the following steps as a
first measure:
  * log in in graphical mode
  * open a terminal
  * if you are not logged in as root, type 'su -' (no quotes) followed by
your root password when prompted.
  * type 'printconf-gui' (no quotes)
  * select your printer
  * click 'Edit'
  * click 'Driver Options'
  * scroll down to 'Page Size'
  * select the size of paper your printer contains (A4, A3, US Letter,...)
  * click 'OK'
  * click 'Apply'
  * attempt to print
Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2002-02-12 10:35:11 EST

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 27116 ***
Comment 2 Gerald Teschl 2002-03-13 08:18:23 EST
I alos run into the same problem. You configure a printer, you print the
test page, nothing comes out of the printer. After some time you figure
out that you forgot to ajust the paper size from letter to a4! The wizard should
ask about the paper size! (you will save many people save a lot of time..)
Comment 3 Tim Waugh 2002-03-13 08:20:45 EST
Paper size is autodetected in the bleeding edge printconf package.

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