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Bug 84224 - There is no way to add a ppd file to the print manager from the gui
Summary: There is no way to add a ppd file to the print manager from the gui
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-printer
Version: 9
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tim Waugh
QA Contact:
: 87671 106865 113477 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-02-13 17:47 UTC by Jeff Adams
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:51 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Enhancement
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2004-12-02 18:02:40 UTC

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Description Jeff Adams 2003-02-13 17:47:51 UTC
Description of problem:
I have a Tektronix 740p which is not one of the built in choices.  I figured out
where to add the ppd file manually, but even after I did this the print manager
application did not act on it.  I was able to add it via kprint and configure
the printer as I wanted (duplex printing, use lower tray, face down).  However
after I did this print mamanger showed it as a "raw" printer.

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

How reproducible:
every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. obtain ppd file for printer (verify EOL markers)
2. move to /usr/share/cups/model
3. try to add printer via print manager.
Actual results:
ppd file is not a choice, you must use kprint instead.

Expected results:
should be able to add a "driver" (e.g. ppd file) from print manager gui.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2003-02-13 17:53:42 UTC
This functionality will be much easier with the newer (3.0-based) foomatic, when
it's ready.

Comment 2 Tim Waugh 2003-04-01 10:53:25 UTC
*** Bug 87671 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 3 Trond Eivind Glomsrød 2003-10-08 09:57:14 UTC
Foomatic 3 has arrived in trees a while ago now....

Comment 4 Tim Waugh 2003-11-05 14:44:36 UTC
*** Bug 106865 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 5 Tim Waugh 2004-01-16 13:22:09 UTC
*** Bug 113477 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 6 bill parducci 2004-11-21 00:31:55 UTC
i am experiencing this same problem with EWS3. kprinter & cups see the
PPD, but redhat-config-printer does not, nor does there seem to be a
way to 'teach' it to.

Comment 7 David Anderson 2004-11-24 14:25:50 UTC
Bill: See #113477 - it's been added in Fedora Core 2; for EWS3, 
you'll either need to compile your own redhat-config-printer based on 
the FC2 or FC3 sources, or wait for EWS4 to arrive. 

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