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Bug 144167 - system-config-printer hangs when new clicked
Summary: system-config-printer hangs when new clicked
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 144536
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: perl
Version: 3
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Warren Togami
QA Contact: David Lawrence
: 153929 155007 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-01-04 21:29 UTC by Adam Patacchiola
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-05-19 08:25:10 UTC

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Description Adam Patacchiola 2005-01-04 21:29:06 UTC
Description of problem:

system-config-printer hangs after new clicked

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. click new
Actual results:

Expected results:

Additional info:

Comment 1 Adam Patacchiola 2005-01-04 21:29:41 UTC
[root@localhost util]# system-config-printer-gui
*** glibc detected *** malloc(): memory corruption: 0x08064fa0 ***
sh: line 1: 27741 Aborted                 perl -e
'ioctl(STDIN,0x84005001,$result);print $result' 2>/dev/null </dev/usb/lp0
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/printconf/util/", line 580, in
new_button_clicked    self.addQueue.addQueueDruid ()
  File "/usr/share/printconf/util/", line 248, in addQueueDruid
    self.populate_device_view ()
  File "/usr/share/printconf/util/", line 468, in
    self.local_devs = self.parent.conf.scan_local_printer_devices (force)
  File "/usr/share/printconf/util/", line 1265, in
  File "/usr/share/printconf/util/", line 1392, in
    return { "auto" : auto }
UnboundLocalError: local variable 'auto' referenced before assignment

Comment 2 Tim Waugh 2005-01-05 12:20:09 UTC
Here is a similar report from fedora-list:

Could you please try running this as root?:

  perl -e 'ioctl(STDIN,0x84005001,$result);print $result' </dev/usb/lp0

Does that do the same thing?

Comment 3 Adam Patacchiola 2005-01-05 16:22:08 UTC
[root@localhost ~]# perl -e 'ioctl(STDIN,0x84005001,$result);print $result'
*** glibc detected *** malloc(): memory corruption: 0x08064f78 ***

Apparently so. 

Comment 4 Tim Waugh 2005-01-05 16:53:13 UTC
This is going wrong in the perl program then.  Chip, any idea what's up?

Comment 5 Adam Patacchiola 2005-01-11 16:33:25 UTC
I just noticed that when I run this program at home it does not hang. I have a
notebook that i use in a docking station at work, where the program hangs. The
docking station has a usb parallel printer port emulator. Perhaps something is
going on with that that is causing the problem? Is there a workaround.. I don't
care about using the parallel port?

Comment 6 Tim Waugh 2005-04-06 08:47:34 UTC
*** Bug 153929 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 7 Tim Waugh 2005-04-15 15:58:31 UTC
*** Bug 155007 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 8 Warren Togami 2005-05-17 23:50:45 UTC
Is this the same issue as Bug #144536?

Comment 9 Tim Waugh 2005-05-19 08:25:10 UTC
Yes, and that bug has a stack trace.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 144536 ***

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