On 04/25/2010 07:15 PM, Hristo Petkov wrote:
The OS should provide absolute control on the hardware with full
This can be used as a competitive advantage in the design and development.
When people buy some hardware they expect to get the most out of it.
If the OS could not manage with this requirement - people start
looking for alternatives.
It's not the OS Fault but the Hardware Manufactures it's up to them to
either provide the operating system with "drivers" for their own
hardware or at least proper documentation.
Thus for example I have installed hplip 3.10.2 fc11 and it gives a
report when shutting down the computer that hp-systray is crashed
(whatever this may mean) and I have no idea of how to fix it. I have
tried various things without success (to manage with the bug). The
printer however is working normally.
The best thing you can do is to report the bug and provide valuable feed
back when maintainers asks and patiently wait for update that might fix
the bug you encountered.
Now it looks like you have hit bug 543286.
The good news is it got fixed in build 3.10.5.
Tue Mar 23 2010 Tim Waugh <twaugh(a)redhat.com> - 3.10.2-5
- Explicitly destroy tray icon on exit (bug #543286)."
The bad news is the latest build available for Fedora 11 3.10.4 which
needless to say does not contain that fix. However Fedora 12 and newer
contain the fix for this particular bug. You might want to comment on
the bug mentioned above that this is also happening to Fedora 11 ( It
got reported against Fedora 12 ). And I'm sure Tim will be happy to
assist and back port the fix for Fedora 11. I'm pretty sure he simply
did not know that this problem was occurring on Fedora 11 as well.
Just for the record, the Ubuntu forums are reporting similar problem.
It is amazing that with hplip 3.9.12 the absolutely same hardware with
absolutely the same Distro (fc11) from the very same Live CD worked
Well that does not come as a much surprise since I think Ubuntu is using
the printing utilities ( amongst other things ) developed and more or
less maintained by Red Hat/Fedora contributors....