Description of problem:
The "Browse serevers" list doesn't show in system-config-printer 1.4.3 in Mageia 4. It looks like it may be there and the "Server Settings" window just doesn't expand far enough to see it. I have attached screen shots from Mageia 3 and 4 to show the difference.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
system-config-printer 1.4.3 in Mageia 4
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open system-config-printer
2. Go to "Server" -> "Settings..."
3. Expand "Advanced Server Settings"
4. Notice that the "Browse servers" list is not visible
Steps to Reproduce:
Created attachment 4982 [details]
Picture from Mageia 3 showing "Browse servers" list
Created attachment 4983 [details]
Picture from Mageia 4 showing missing "Browse servers" list
(In reply to Jeff Robins from comment #0)
> Description of problem:
> The "Browse serevers" list doesn't show in system-config-printer 1.4.3 in
> It looks like it may be there and the "Server Settings" window
> just doesn't expand far enough to see it. I have attached screen shots from
> Mageia 3 and 4 to show the difference.
Did you try to resize the window?
The printer icon at upper left is Window Menu, go to More Actions > Special Window Settings. There you can go to the Size & Position tab, select Size, select Apply Now in the drop down, make the second, vertical dimension larger, and OK that, for example. I say "for example" as this makes a change for one instance of the window, only, to test. I find the Window Menu to be ungainly and making any changes permanent is always a trial and error headache, for me.
(In reply to Rolf Pedersen from comment #3)
> (In reply to Jeff Robins from comment #0)
> > Description of problem:
> > The "Browse serevers" list doesn't show in system-config-printer 1.4.3 in
> > It looks like it may be there and the "Server Settings" window
> > just doesn't expand far enough to see it. I have attached screen shots from
> > Mageia 3 and 4 to show the difference.
> Did you try to resize the window?
> The printer icon at upper left is Window Menu, go to More Actions > Special
> Window Settings. There you can go to the Size & Position tab, select Size,
> select Apply Now in the drop down, make the second, vertical dimension
> larger, and OK that, for example. I say "for example" as this makes a
> change for one instance of the window, only, to test. I find the Window
> Menu to be ungainly and making any changes permanent is always a trial and
> error headache, for me.
I increased the size of the window as you specified**, but the list does not appear. The bottom portion of the window is grey with nothing in it. Probably most revealing though is that the border below the "Preserve job files" option is still missing. I'm not familiar with how the windows are drawn in this case, but, to me, it looks like the problem isn't the window size. I think the problem is that the size of the area expanded when one clicks on "Advanced Server Settings" has been set too small.
I will try and find the appropriate files tonight and see if I can alter the code to fix the issue, but it would help if someone could tell me where to start looking.
**Why is the Window Menu hidden in the printer icon? I would have never thought to check there if you hadn't pointed it out. Is this the same for the other windows?It does seem very useful though.
Okay. This is what I have tracked down so far:
1) The problem is the following snippet starting at line 227 from "usr/share/system-config-printer/serversettings.py", which evaluates to False and hides the menu.
2) If we override this and set it to true, then we can see the menu, but the bottom border is still screwed up
3) If we add a printer using the menu, then it adds the line "BrowsePoll <IP or name>" to cupsd.conf, which prints out a very ugly cupsd.conf compared to the one that was there before
4) It should be adding the line to cups-browsed.conf, which is read by a second cups service "cups-browsed.service"
5) Restarting "cups-browsed.service" via systemctl and "restart" doesn't work. It must be stopped and started ("stop", "start")
A little more information:
1) Kubuntu 13.10 acts the same way.
2) I had to download the driver for my Epson WF-3540 from Epson's website and it works just fine.
3) Kubunu 13.10 comes with a driver for the WF-3540 and it has the problem.
So, I guess this is an upstream bug.
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This is still valid in MGA5.
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I was hoping the package would be updated to 1.5.7 in Mageia 5.1, but it hasn't been updated yet. I have reconfirmed the issue in 1.5.5.
I don't have a Cauldron image.
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It's still missing in MGA6, but the box that made it seem like it should have been there is missing too. It looks like it has been permanently removed, so I guess one has to use manually edit the "cups-browsed.conf" file to set this up now. The CUPS web interface didn't have a place to set the browsed servers and only edits "cupsd.conf".
There is a menu item "View"->"Discovered Printers", but I see no place to configure which servers are browsed.
Created attachment 10092 [details]
MGA6 version of the menu
(In reply to Jeff Robins from comment #12)
> It's still missing in MGA6, but the box that made it seem like it should
> have been there is missing too. It looks like it has been permanently
You already said in comment 3 that this is likely an upstream bug.
Now this sounds like they decided to not fix it (or that they consider this to be a feature instead of a bug).
We don't override upstream decisions, so closing as WONTFIX