Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 72102
Configuring a remote printer fails; it works with LPRng compiled from a tarball
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:45:45 EDT
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Description of problem:
Cannot configure a remote printer. That is,
- selecting Postscript given an immediate error message
- cannot find a LaserJet 4m model listed
- test printing fails with an error message
- pressing "finish" gives an error message and asks me to submit this report.
I have a text file in my home directory (it says it's bug 65831):
[kevin@glynnis kevin]$ cat bug
Submitted as bug 65831
Please visit http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/ !
File a bug against component redhat-config-network. Thank you!
Traceback (innermost last):
File "/usr/sbin/neat", line 1402, in ?
File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/gtk.py", line 2676, in mainloop
File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/libglade.py", line 28, in __call__
ret = apply(self.func, a)
File "/usr/sbin/neat", line 449, in on_applyButton_clicked
File "/usr/sbin/neat", line 287, in save
File "/usr/sbin/neat", line 302, in saveHardware
line 288, in save
modules[hw.Card.ModuleName]['options'][confkey] = str(hw.Card.__dict__[selfkey])
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Control Center -> printer configuration
2.try to set it up
Remote system FQN
Actual Results: Various indications things weren't going well
Finally, a crash, as indicated above.
Created attachment 71826 [details]
bug file that was dropped into my home directory
refiling... (and that error message needs to be fixed, too)
By 'Control Center -> printer configuration', do you mean the printconf-gui
program? If you run printconf-gui, do you see the same program as before?
Pasting in from private mail:
"I misnamed the feature. Running KDE, it's arrived at by
Control Center -> System -> Printing Manager
Not, as I previously misstated Control Center -> printer configuration'
It does not seem to be printconf-gui, because in reverting back to
LPRng from tarball, I removed that RPM, but Printing Manager still
I am trying to set up a printer in the same way I did it on 7.2.
calling printconf, printconf-gui, or redhat-config-printer brings
up the same interface as in 7.2. I select:
Queue type hp1200n
Driver Postscript Printer
D.Options (page Size) A4, (Local) C
This works fine. All data are recorded and available after reboot.
Now, printing a test page fails with:
There was an error trying to print the test page.
Printing a file with lp or lpd fails with:
sending job 'root@localhost+840' to net@localhost
connecting to 'localhost', attempt 1
cannot open connection to localhost - No such file or directory
Make sure the remote host supports the LPD protocol
My 7.2 workstation still works without problem. The only difference
in printer related files I (some experience with SunOS and Solaris)
can see is that 7.2:princap file has the sme data as printconf
tool while null:printcap is empty. Copying the printcap file
from 7.2 does not help. Printer hp1200n is connected to the network
and ping from RedHat:null works fine.
email@example.com: you are seeing bug #72177, not this one.
please reopent it again if it still does showup in FC4. thanks