Bug#421533: gnome-cups-add fails to add printers whose drivers have
slash characters in their names
situert at yahoo.com
Sun Apr 29 21:49:26 UTC 2007
My system is Debian 4.0 ("Etch"). I have a HP laserjet
printer which I would like to use. When I try to add it,
however, I cannot because gnome-cups-add fails with the
** (gnome-cups-add:9363): WARNING **: IPP request failed with status 1024
This happens because the driver I select has a slash
character in its name. (The name of the driver is
"HP LaserJet Series PCL 4/5".) I found this out by
searching on the Internet. Here's a relevant bug
When I edit /usr/share/ppd/cups-included/HP/laserjet.ppd
and remove the slash characters from the lines 38, 39 and 40,
I am then able to add my printer as a laserjet printer.
This bug should be fixed in more recent versions of
gnome-cups-add. I don't know if backporting the fix
would be viable.
Thank you for your attention,
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