As of F12 RC3 my printer model is still not shown

cornel panceac cpanceac at
Wed Nov 11 14:11:48 UTC 2009

2009/11/11 Tim Waugh <twaugh at>

> On Wed, 2009-11-11 at 15:47 +0200, cornel panceac wrote:
> > how does s-c-p know if the printer supports postscript?
> Printers state the languages they understand as part of their IEEE 1284
> Device ID, in the CMD field.  If we have access to the IEEE 1284 Device
> ID, AND PostScript is not listed in it, we know the printer does not
> support PostScript.  Otherwise, it either does or might, in which case
> we suggest installing foomatic-db-ppds.
> > what if the printer is powered-off or somehow not available?? (my
> > printer is off most of the time)
> That seems like a bad time to try adding a print queue for the
> printer... however, in this case it assumes that the printer might
> support PostScript.
> This solution seems better than having a hard dependency in the
> system-config-printer package.
> Tim.
> */

 thank you very much!

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