Bug 91334 - printconf-gui doesn't change ~home/.lpoptions default
printconf-gui doesn't change ~home/.lpoptions default
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: printconf (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2003-05-21 11:23 EDT by Hardy Merrill
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:53 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-05-21 11:30:03 EDT
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Description Hardy Merrill 2003-05-21 11:23:05 EDT
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Description of problem:
When I use printconf-gui to change my default printer, it sets it fine and
printing a test page to the new default printer works.

*BUT*, while still logged in to same account, using 'lpr somefile' right after
changing the default printer prints to the *old* default printer.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use printconf-gui (Main Menu / System Settings / Printing) to
   change default printer.
2. Apply change
3. Quit printconf-gui
4. lpr somefile

Actual Results:  still prints to *old* default

Expected Results:  should print to *new* default printer

Additional info:

A workaround was to manually change the .lpoptions file in my home directory.

I had to add these lines:
Dest newprinter
Default newprinter

and then my 'lpr somefile' printed on my *new* default printer.
Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2003-05-21 11:30:03 EDT
Redhat-config-printer, being a system tool (and needing to run as root), sets
the *system* default not the user default.  Use the Print manager (in
Accessories) to change your user default.

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