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Old 04-01-2012, 07:18 PM
Steve Kleene
 
Default print jobs to parallel printer now hang

I'm running testing (Wheezy). A couple of weeks ago a problem started with
printing to my parallel printer (HP LaserJet 5MP).

This test with a PostScript file succeeds:
cat test.ps >/dev/lp0
so the printer itself isn't busted.

But this fails:
lpr -P HP_LaserJet_5MP -o InputSlot=BypassTray -o PageSize=Letter
-o Duplex=None test.ps

where HP_LaserJet_5MP is the name CUPS has for the printer. I have tried
deleting and redefining (several ways) the printer at localhost:631, and I
have gone so far as to try this:

apt-get purge cups cups-bsd
apt-get install cups cups-bsd

and then define a printer. All of these have failed.

Here are the symptoms of failure. The printer's lights show it is receiving
the job, but it doesn't print. At the CUPS interface, the Job State says
"processing since ...". The Printer Status is "Processing". The process
list shows a process that hangs (keeping the fans working hard):

F UID PID PPID PRI NI VSZ RSS WCHAN STAT TTY TIME COMMAND
4 7 8190 8014 20 0 5916 1140 - R ? 0:58
parallel:/dev/lp0 2 steve test.ps 1 Duplex=None finishings=3
InputSlot=BypassTray number-up=1 PageSize=Letter
job-uuid=urn:uuid:0f0b7d42-d03a-3465-5812-fea113f649b4
job-originating-host-name=localhost time-at-creation=1333306577
time-at-processing=1333306577

If I cancel the print job, the job is deleted from the list, but the printer
Status is still "Processing" and process 8190 hangs around. The calling
process (8014) is /usr/sbin/cupsd -C /etc/cups/cupsd.conf.

Any ideas how to fix this? Thanks.


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Old 04-01-2012, 08:51 PM
richard
 
Default print jobs to parallel printer now hang

On Sun, 1 Apr 2012 19:18:23 +0000
Steve Kleene <skdeb@syrano.acb.uc.edu> wrote:

> I'm running testing (Wheezy). A couple of weeks ago a problem
> started with printing to my parallel printer (HP LaserJet 5MP).
>
> This test with a PostScript file succeeds:
> cat test.ps >/dev/lp0
> so the printer itself isn't busted.
>
> But this fails:
> lpr -P HP_LaserJet_5MP -o InputSlot=BypassTray -o PageSize=Letter
> -o Duplex=None test.ps
>
> where HP_LaserJet_5MP is the name CUPS has for the printer. I have
> tried deleting and redefining (several ways) the printer at
> localhost:631, and I have gone so far as to try this:
>
> apt-get purge cups cups-bsd
> apt-get install cups cups-bsd
>
> and then define a printer. All of these have failed.
>
> Here are the symptoms of failure. The printer's lights show it is
> receiving the job, but it doesn't print. At the CUPS interface, the
> Job State says "processing since ...". The Printer Status is
> "Processing". The process list shows a process that hangs (keeping
> the fans working hard):
>
> F UID PID PPID PRI NI VSZ RSS WCHAN STAT TTY TIME
> COMMAND 4 7 8190 8014 20 0 5916 1140 -
> R ? 0:58 parallel:/dev/lp0 2 steve test.ps 1
> Duplex=None finishings=3 InputSlot=BypassTray number-up=1
> PageSize=Letter
> job-uuid=urn:uuid:0f0b7d42-d03a-3465-5812-fea113f649b4
> job-originating-host-name=localhost time-at-creation=1333306577
> time-at-processing=1333306577
>
> If I cancel the print job, the job is deleted from the list, but the
> printer Status is still "Processing" and process 8190 hangs around.
> The calling process (8014) is /usr/sbin/cupsd -C /etc/cups/cupsd.conf.
>
> Any ideas how to fix this? Thanks.
>
>

Hi there has been some problems with cups, which seems no to be cleared
in the last update from unstable, silly things ling printing blank
test pages, no accepting network printing, so quite possible the
behaviour you are seeing is related.
HTH

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Old 04-01-2012, 09:20 PM
Steve Kleene
 
Default print jobs to parallel printer now hang

On Sun, 1 Apr 2012 19:18:23 +0000, I wrote:

>> I'm running testing (Wheezy). A couple of weeks ago a problem
>> started with printing to my parallel printer (HP LaserJet 5MP).

On Sun, 1 Apr 2012 21:51:44 +0100, richard <richard@g8jvm.com> replied:

> there has been some problems with cups, which seems no to be cleared in the
> last update from unstable ... quite possible the behaviour you are seeing
> is related.
> HTH

That does help to know. I guess I'll wait a bit to see if it gets fixed.
Otherwise I might need to undo recent cups-related upgrades, of which there
have been about 12. For now at least I can send PostScript straight to
/dev/lp0. Thanks.


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Old 04-01-2012, 10:01 PM
Brian
 
Default print jobs to parallel printer now hang

On Sun 01 Apr 2012 at 19:18:23 +0000, Steve Kleene wrote:

> If I cancel the print job, the job is deleted from the list, but the printer
> Status is still "Processing" and process 8190 hangs around. The calling
> process (8014) is /usr/sbin/cupsd -C /etc/cups/cupsd.conf.
>
> Any ideas how to fix this? Thanks.

Read the bugs for cups-filters and decide whether installing the version
in unstable is worth installing.


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Old 04-02-2012, 01:44 AM
Steve Kleene
 
Default print jobs to parallel printer now hang

On Sun, 1 Apr 2012 19:18:23 +0000, I wrote:

>> I'm running testing (Wheezy). A couple of weeks ago a problem
>> started with printing to my parallel printer (HP LaserJet 5MP).

On Sun, 1 Apr 2012 23:01:22 +0100, Brian <ad44@cityscape.co.uk> replied:

> Read the bugs for cups-filters and decide whether installing the version
> in unstable is worth installing.

The bugs do look similar, but I'm having trouble installing the packages from
unstable. I always thought the way to go was (e.g.)

apt-get -t unstable install cups-filters

but this gives

E: The value 'unstable' is invalid for APT:efault-Release as such a
release is not available in the sources

"Sid" instead of "unstable" also fails. I tried downloading the packages
manually and using "dpkg -i", but the chain of dependencies was getting too
scary.


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Old 04-02-2012, 10:40 AM
Brian
 
Default print jobs to parallel printer now hang

On Mon 02 Apr 2012 at 01:44:00 +0000, Steve Kleene wrote:

> "Sid" instead of "unstable" also fails. I tried downloading the packages
> manually and using "dpkg -i", but the chain of dependencies was getting too
> scary.

The dependencies for cups-filters in unstable are different from those in
testing but I didn't realise they would present so much of a problem. After
'dpkg -i cups-filters_1.0.11-1_i386.deb' I'd try 'apt-get-f install'.


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Old 04-02-2012, 11:51 AM
Steve Kleene
 
Default print jobs to parallel printer now hang

On Mon 02 Apr 2012 at 01:44:00 +0000, I wrote:

>> I tried downloading the packages manually and using "dpkg -i", but the
>> chain of dependencies was getting too scary.

On Mon, 2 Apr 2012 11:40:51 +0100, Brian <ad44@cityscape.co.uk> replied:

> ... 'dpkg -i cups-filters_1.0.11-1_i386.deb' ...

That succeeded easily and fixed the problem. My problem had come while
trying to install all of cups, not just cups-filters.

Thanks.


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