Bug 81047 - Should offer to run redhat-config-printer-gui when no printers found
Should offer to run redhat-config-printer-gui when no printers found
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: printman (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
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Blocks: 79579 CambridgeTarget
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Reported: 2003-01-03 15:21 EST by Owen Taylor
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:49 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: 0.0.1-0.20021202.10
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Last Closed: 2003-07-31 04:38:47 EDT
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Description Owen Taylor 2003-01-03 15:21:52 EST
On new install, you have the printman icon sitting there. You
double click on it, you get an error message, you have to go
to the menus to find out where to configure your printer

Making the dialog be along the lines of:

 No printers found. Run the printer configuration
                               [ Cancel ] [ COnfigure ]

Would be a very nice.
Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2003-01-07 06:24:16 EST
Fixed package is 0.0.1-0.20021202.9.  Needs translating though; how do I get
that done?
Comment 2 Owen Taylor 2003-01-08 14:54:20 EST
Not really sure what to suggest about translation; not clear to me how
we are handling that for GNOME local change this time around for translation.

Two other comments:

 - The packing of the dialog buttons is rather odd - there is no space
   between them. How are you creating the dialog?
 - is there any way we can get printman to refresh the list of printers
   after redhat-config-printer-gui is done? It's cool that it runs
   the tool, but then lame when the new printer isn't listed there.
Comment 3 Havoc Pennington 2003-01-08 15:01:46 EST
Translation is done by putting your source on elvis CVS server, and notifying 
redhat-i18n-list, usually. pgampe is the guy to ask for details.
Comment 4 Tim Waugh 2003-01-09 09:56:03 EST
I'm creating the dialog with gnome_ok_cancel_dialog_modal_parented.  Is that the
wrong thing to use?

0.0.1-0.20021202.10 reloads the print queues after running the config tool.
Comment 5 Owen Taylor 2003-01-09 10:32:44 EST
You want gtk_message_dialog_new():


gnome_dialog_* is legacy stuff.
Comment 6 Tim Waugh 2003-01-09 10:49:58 EST
Okay, fixed in CVS.
Comment 7 Elton Woo 2003-03-07 15:00:48 EST
Today, I attempted to change the printer properties while it was printing. The 
Printer Configuration Tool returned the message:"Media tray empty!". Not only is
this incorrect, it is also misleading (e.g. in the case of a remote printer on a

I would suggest that the message should be changed to "printer IN USE".
Comment 8 Tim Waugh 2003-03-07 15:13:34 EST
Please don't bundle different issues into the same bug report; it means they
can't be tracked properly.  Instead, open a separate report for the issue you've
seen please.  Many thanks.
Comment 9 Elton Woo 2003-03-07 16:08:25 EST
... my apologies ... I guess I was being lazy!: it is now posted as Bug#85797 

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