Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 72631
driver selection very confusing
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:46:01 EDT
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Description of problem:
When trying to select a driver for my BJC-2000, there are **4** options to
choose from in redhat-config-printer. I'm happy for the options, but this is
unnecessarily confusing, both for admins/power users who are unfamiliar with the
different driver sets, and especially so for regular Joe User types.
One of the drivers ought to be picked as the "best" for the that particular
printer*, and then in the list of drivers, the one that has been selected as
optimal for that printer should have a label next to it, like "<-- Recommended".
It might not look the slickest, but it'd go a long way to making driver
* which driver is "best" for each printer is an exercise I'll leave for you
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Launch printconf
2. Select a driver for a printer
3. Wallow in confusion ;)
Actual Results: .
Expected Results: .
Created attachment 72924 [details]
Screenshot of confusing driver selection
As the documentation remarks, the (*) is meant to indicate the recommended
driver (there wasn't time to get a translatable string there I'm afraid).
But this is something that will be address properly in the near future.
Oops, sorry I missed the docs on that one!
**LARTS self for not RTFM'ing better before filing a bug**
Current rawhide package is very different in this area.