Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 53624
RFE: printconf-gui wizard does not ask about paper size
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:37:05 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):
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
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
* 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
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 27116 ***
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..)
Paper size is autodetected in the bleeding edge printconf package.