Bug 72631 - driver selection very confusing
driver selection very confusing
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-printer (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2002-08-26 02:18 EDT by Jens Knutson
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:46 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-03-26 10:02:54 EST
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2002-08-26 02:18 EDT, Jens Knutson
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Description Jens Knutson 2002-08-26 02:18:04 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.5 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20020809

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
selection easier.

* which driver is "best" for each printer is an exercise I'll leave for you
developers. ;-)

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Launch printconf
2. Select a driver for a printer
3. Wallow in confusion ;)

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Expected Results:  .

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Comment 1 Jens Knutson 2002-08-26 02:18:46 EDT
Created attachment 72924 [details]
Screenshot of confusing driver selection
Comment 2 Tim Waugh 2002-08-26 06:49:50 EDT
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.
Comment 3 Jens Knutson 2002-08-26 09:35:34 EDT
Oops, sorry I missed the docs on that one!

**LARTS self for not RTFM'ing better before filing a bug**
Comment 4 Tim Waugh 2003-03-26 10:02:54 EST
Current rawhide package is very different in this area.

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