Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 63426
printconf-gui lists HP printers under two different manufacturer names
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:41:59 EDT
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Description of problem:
When selecting a print driver, printconf-gui lists some HP printers under the manufacturer "HP" and others under "HP LaserJet". This seems confusing as I think some printers could use a driver from under either list.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. run "printconf-gui".
2. click the new button.
3. click the next button.
4. type in a queue name.
5. select local printer.
6. click next.
7. click next.
8. when prompted to select a print driver, scroll down and you will see both "HP" and "HP LaserJet". I don't think any other printer manufacturer is listed twice.
Actual Results: Two seperate entries exist for HP printers.
Expected Results: All HP printers/drivers should be merged under "HP".
This may be a bug in foomatic/Omni-foomatic and not printconf-gui, but I have not gone through the code to figure out how the entire system works. All testing was done on Skipjack beta2 (installed using ISOs) and then updated using up2date.
Yes, this is a foomatic problem.
Fixed in Red Hat Linux 8.0.