Bug#695131: Printer: Can not manage local USB printer

Osamu Aoki osamu at debian.org
Tue Dec 4 14:19:12 UTC 2012

Package: gnome-control-center
Version: 1:3.4.2+git20121016.29d7c0-1
Severity: grave

This bug makes this package in question mostly unusable for printer
configuration but it may, I understand, escape literal definition of the
grave bug since the package provides other configuration capability.  I
filed this as the *grave* bug hoping to open opportunity to upload fix
using FREEZE exception rule.

I hope Debian wheezy provides useful GNOME experiences.

"Printer" dialog has following issues:

* Detecting local USB printer is very slow (after few seconds).

* Adding local USB printer with "+" as new causes error by displaying i
  "Failed to add new printer" with RED stop circle sign.

* Removing local USB printer added by other programs by clicking "-" does 
  not have any impact and printer stays there.

Reference info:

* I have well working CUPS system which can add/remove printers :-)
  * "system-config-printer" command works fine
    Printer detection of USB printer is immediate.
  * "sensible-browser http://localhost:631/" command works fine

* I have added lpadmin group membership.
  So this does not seem to be the result of http://bugs.debian.org/667995
  My desktop user belongs to groups: lp, sudo, plugdev, lpadmin, ...

If you tell me where/what to look for logging info, I can post it here.

$ dpkg -l cups\*
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name           Version      Architecture Description
ii  cups           1.5.3-2.6    amd64        Common UNIX Printing System(tm) -
ii  cups-bsd       1.5.3-2.6    amd64        Common UNIX Printing System(tm) -
ii  cups-client    1.5.3-2.6    amd64        Common UNIX Printing System(tm) -
ii  cups-common    1.5.3-2.6    all          Common UNIX Printing System(tm) -
rc  cups-driver-gu 5.2.7-2      amd64        printer drivers for CUPS
ii  cups-filters   1.0.18-2.1   amd64        OpenPrinting CUPS Filters
ii  cups-pdf       2.6.1-7      amd64        PDF writer backend for CUPS
ii  cups-pk-helper 0.2.3-2      amd64        PolicyKit helper to configure cup
ii  cups-ppdc      1.5.3-2.6    amd64        Common UNIX Printing System(tm) -

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (10, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.6-trunk-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages gnome-control-center depends on:
ii  accountsservice            0.6.21-7
ii  apg                        2.2.3.dfsg.1-2
ii  desktop-file-utils         0.20-0.1
ii  gnome-control-center-data  1:3.4.2+git20121016.29d7c0-1
ii  gnome-desktop3-data        3.4.2-1
ii  gnome-icon-theme           3.4.0-2
ii  gnome-icon-theme-symbolic  3.4.0-2
ii  gnome-menus                3.4.2-5
ii  gnome-settings-daemon      3.4.2+git20120925.a4c817-2
ii  gsettings-desktop-schemas  3.4.2-3
ii  libatk1.0-0                2.4.0-2
ii  libc6                      2.13-37
ii  libcairo-gobject2          1.12.2-2
ii  libcairo2                  1.12.2-2
ii  libcanberra-gtk3-0         0.28-6
ii  libcanberra0               0.28-6
ii  libcheese-gtk21            3.4.2-2
ii  libcheese3                 3.4.2-2
ii  libclutter-1.0-0           1.10.8-2
ii  libcogl-pango0             1.10.2-6
ii  libcogl9                   1.10.2-6
ii  libcolord1                 0.1.21-4
ii  libcomerr2                 1.42.5-1
ii  libcups2                   1.5.3-2.6
ii  libdbus-1-3                1.6.8-1
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2           0.100-1
ii  libfontconfig1             2.9.0-7
ii  libgcrypt11                1.5.0-3
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0         2.26.1-1
ii  libglib2.0-0               2.33.12+really2.32.4-3
ii  libgnome-bluetooth10       3.4.2-1
ii  libgnome-desktop-3-2       3.4.2-1
ii  libgnome-menu-3-0          3.4.2-5
ii  libgnomekbd7     
ii  libgnutls26                2.12.20-2
ii  libgoa-1.0-0               3.4.2-1
ii  libgssapi-krb5-2           1.10.1+dfsg-3
ii  libgstreamer0.10-0         0.10.36-1
ii  libgtk-3-0                 3.4.2-4
ii  libgtop2-7                 2.28.4-3
ii  libjson-glib-1.0-0         0.14.2-1
ii  libk5crypto3               1.10.1+dfsg-3
ii  libkrb5-3                  1.10.1+dfsg-3
ii  libnm-glib4      
ii  libnm-gtk0       
ii  libnm-util2      
ii  libnotify4                 0.7.5-1
ii  libpango1.0-0              1.30.0-1
ii  libpolkit-gobject-1-0      0.105-1
ii  libpulse-mainloop-glib0    2.0-6
ii  libpulse0                  2.0-6
ii  libsocialweb-client2       0.25.20-3
ii  libupower-glib1            0.9.17-1
ii  libwacom2                  0.6-1
ii  libx11-6                   2:1.5.0-1
ii  libxcomposite1             1:0.4.3-2
ii  libxdamage1                1:1.1.3-2
ii  libxext6                   2:1.3.1-2
ii  libxfixes3                 1:5.0-4
ii  libxi6                     2:1.6.1-1
ii  libxklavier16              5.2.1-1
ii  libxml2                    2.8.0+dfsg1-7
ii  zlib1g                     1:1.2.7.dfsg-13

Versions of packages gnome-control-center recommends:
ii  cups-pk-helper         0.2.3-2
ii  gnome-online-accounts  3.4.2-1
ii  gnome-session
ii  gnome-user-guide       3.4.2-1+build1
ii  iso-codes              3.40-1
ii  mesa-utils             8.0.1-2+b3
ii  mousetweaks            3.4.2-1
ii  policykit-1-gnome      0.105-2

Versions of packages gnome-control-center suggests:
ii  gnome-screensaver         3.4.1-1
ii  gstreamer0.10-pulseaudio  0.10.31-3+nmu1
ii  libcanberra-gtk-module    0.28-6
ii  x11-xserver-utils         7.7~3

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