Bug#530263: system-config-printer: Searching for printer drivers: finds driver but then empty download list view on next page

Tim Muller zen18864 at zen.co.uk
Sat May 23 13:49:46 UTC 2009

Package: system-config-printer
Version: 1.0.0-5
Severity: normal

I hope this is the right package to file this bug against.

I have a Samsung ML-1210 printer. By default debian does not seem to include a driver for this printer.

If I select 'Search for a printer driver to download' it finds a driver for the
printer, but when I select it and click the 'Forward' button to download it,
the list view is empty and there is nothing for me to select or do, even though
the label at the top says 'For the printer you have selected there are drivers
available for download'.

In short, the 'Search for a printer driver to download' functionality
seems to be broken for me.

Please let me know if there is any further information you need.

You can find a screencast here, in case my description wasn't very good:
(note that the network is up and running and working despite what the
network-manager applet icon would suggest.)


-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.29-2-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages system-config-printer depends on:
ii  gksu                          2.0.2-2+b1 graphical frontend to su
ii  gnome-icon-theme              2.24.0-4   GNOME Desktop icon theme
ii  python                        2.5.4-2    An interactive high-level object-o
ii  python-cups                   1.9.31-1   Python bindings for CUPS
ii  python-cupsutils              1.0.0-5    Python utility modules around the 
ii  python-dbus                   0.83.0-1   simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  python-glade2                 2.14.1-2   GTK+ bindings: Glade support
ii  python-gnome2                 2.26.1-1   Python bindings for the GNOME desk
ii  python-gtk2                   2.14.1-2   Python bindings for the GTK+ widge
ii  python-notify                 0.1.1-2+b1 Python bindings for libnotify
ii  python-support                1.0.3      automated rebuilding support for P

Versions of packages system-config-printer recommends:
ii  hal-cups-utils                0.6.16-3   Utilities to detect and configure 
ii  synaptic                      0.62.5+b1  Graphical package manager

system-config-printer suggests no packages.

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