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Re: Bug regarding Driver changes/updates not taking effect - any status?


cimetmc;2663072 Wrote:
> Based on the iPrint session I followed at Brainshare, it seems to me
> that driver update is not on the priority list of things to do as there
> is currently the easy workaround of printer rename which triggers an
> automatic reinstall with the new driver.


I seems my reply did not make it. So I'm replying to my reply hoping it
gets through this time.


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Issue here is that a lot of people might not want to have to rename the
printer in order for this to happen. It seems that an easy direct way to
do this is just detect an administrators setting to say update driver.
Hopefully we can get this done...


> cimetmc;2663072 Wrote:
> > Based on the iPrint session I followed at Brainshare, it seems to me
> > that driver update is not on the priority list of things to do as

there
> > is currently the easy workaround of printer rename which triggers an
> > automatic reinstall with the new driver.

>
> I seems my reply did not make it. So I'm replying to my reply hoping it
> gets through this time.
>
>
> --
> cimetmc
>
> Marcel Cox
> http://support.novell.com/forums


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For the NDPS RPM, Update Driver feature, "The existing configuration for the
printer will not be changed if this option is applied." The iPrint
printer-rename workaround causes printers to lose printer settings, because
it actually deletes and re-adds the printer. It would be nice if iPrint
printers could truly be "renamed" (not deleted/re-added) via the proper
registry edits by the iPrint client. Long ago we had someone who used
custom scripts to rename printers via registry settings, so I don't see why
the iPrint client couldn't do the same (versus a delete/re-add). Anyway, I
just want to make sure the iPrint team doesn't use the existing rename
mechanism for a future official method for updating drivers. We want to
keep the printer settings!

<iprintrox@iprint.novell.com> wrote in message
news:AgGMh.3$XX5.1@janeway.provo.novell.com...
> Issue here is that a lot of people might not want to have to rename the
> printer in order for this to happen. It seems that an easy direct way to
> do this is just detect an administrators setting to say update driver.
> Hopefully we can get this done...
>
>
>> cimetmc;2663072 Wrote:
>> > Based on the iPrint session I followed at Brainshare, it seems to me
>> > that driver update is not on the priority list of things to do as

> there
>> > is currently the easy workaround of printer rename which triggers an
>> > automatic reinstall with the new driver.

>>
>> I seems my reply did not make it. So I'm replying to my reply hoping it
>> gets through this time.
>>
>>
>> --
>> cimetmc
>>
>> Marcel Cox
>> http://support.novell.com/forums

>



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