Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 73241
RH Printer Config reports "error printing test page" without any diag output
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:46:16 EDT
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Description of problem:
After properly setting up printer per tfox's Printer Config help, the RH Printer
Config simply reports 'There was an error printing test page'. /etc/printcap
remains empty, and a manual restart of lpd reports:
Starting lpd: Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/sbin/printconf-backend", line 7, in ?
File "/usr/share/printconf/util/printconf_backend.py", line 30, in ?
NameError: name 'gettext' is not defined
No Printers Defined [ OK ]
Settings are persistent between application restarts, but it doesn't report
where the error occurred.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set up LOCAL printer on lp0
2. Apply changes
3. Attempt to print test page
Actual Results: "There was an error trying to print the test page".
Expected Results: Some sort of debugging info in /var/log, or dialog.
Lexmark Z51 on /dev/lp0 using LPD (selected using redhat-switch-printer).
Printer was not autodetected during setup, but I selected the lx5000 driver.
/dev/lp0 was detected, but doesn't autodetect model during setup.
Suggestion - Make CUPS the default printing system (found note in release notes
about this ;) and make the Cups Printer Configuration applet (cupsconfig) more
obvious. I had my printer running in 2 minutes after discovering cupsconfig.
This error has been fixed since 0.4.22-1.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 72177 ***