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|Summary:||Printer attached to parallel port is not seen|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Ed Friedman <ed>|
|Component:||udev||Assignee:||Harald Hoyer <harald>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2009-01-09 01:06:51 EST||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Ed Friedman 2008-03-05 17:50:32 EST
Description of problem: system-config-printer does not see printer on parallel port Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): system-config-printer-0.7.74.10-3.fc8 How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.Boot computer (with all latest patches) with HP4100 attached to parallel port 2.Start system-config-printer 3.Select "New printer" Actual results: There seems to be no way to select any printer on the parallel port. The serial ports show up, but they have no printers attached to them. Expected results: The printer on the parallel port should show up on the list to be selected. Additional info: /var/log/dmesg shows: parport_pc 00:0a: reported by Plug and Play ACPI parport0: PC-style at 0x378 (0x778), irq 7 [PCSPP,TRISTATE,EPP] parport0: Device ID reading stopped before device told data not available. Curre nt idlen 0 of 4, len bytes 00 8D parport0: Printer, Hewlett-Packard HP LaserJet 4100 Series
Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2008-03-06 04:46:09 EST
I need some more information: 1. What does '/usr/sbin/lpinfo -l -v' say? 2. What does '/usr/sbin/getenforce' say?
Comment 2 Ed Friedman 2008-03-06 13:21:39 EST
1. /usr/sbin/lpinfo - -v gives: Device: uri = socket class = network info = AppSocket/HP JetDirect make-and-model = Unknown device-id = Device: uri = beh class = network info = Backend Error Handler make-and-model = Unknown device-id = Device: uri = hal class = direct info = Hal printing backend make-and-model = Unknown device-id = Device: uri = socket://220.127.116.11 class = network info = HP Color LaserJet 3800 18.104.22.168 make-and-model = HP Color LaserJet 3800 device-id = MDL:HP Color LaserJet 3800;DES:HP Color LaserJet 3800;CMD:POSTSCRIPT,PCL;CLS:PRINTER; Device: uri = socket://22.214.171.124 class = network info = HP Color LaserJet 3800 126.96.36.199 make-and-model = HP Color LaserJet 3800 device-id = MDL:HP Color LaserJet 3800;DES:HP Color LaserJet 3800;CMD:POSTSCRIPT,PCL;CLS:PRINTER; Device: uri = socket://188.8.131.52 class = network info = HP Color LaserJet 3800 184.108.40.206 make-and-model = HP Color LaserJet 3800 device-id = MDL:HP Color LaserJet 3800;DES:HP Color LaserJet 3800;CMD:POSTSCRIPT,PCL;CLS:PRINTER; Device: uri = hpfax class = direct info = HP Fax (HPLIP) make-and-model = Unknown device-id = Device: uri = socket://220.127.116.11 class = network info = hp LaserJet 4250 18.104.22.168 make-and-model = hp LaserJet 4250 device-id = MDL:hp LaserJet 4250;DES:hp LaserJet 4250;CMD:POSTSCRIPT,PCL;CLS:PRINTER; Device: uri = hp class = direct info = HP Printer (HPLIP) make-and-model = Unknown device-id = Device: uri = http class = network info = Internet Printing Protocol (http) make-and-model = Unknown device-id = Device: uri = ipp class = network info = Internet Printing Protocol (ipp) make-and-model = Unknown device-id = Device: uri = lpd class = network info = LPD/LPR Host or Printer make-and-model = Unknown device-id = Device: uri = scsi class = direct info = SCSI Printer make-and-model = Unknown device-id = Device: uri = serial:/dev/ttyS0?baud=115200 class = serial info = Serial Port #1 make-and-model = Unknown device-id = Device: uri = serial:/dev/ttyS1?baud=115200 class = serial info = Serial Port #2 make-and-model = Unknown device-id = Device: uri = smb class = network info = Windows Printer via SAMBA make-and-model = Unknown device-id = 2: /usr/sbin/getenforce gives: Disabled
Comment 3 Tim Waugh 2008-03-07 05:18:34 EST
What does 'ls -l /dev/lp0' say?
Comment 4 Ed Friedman 2008-03-07 12:22:46 EST
ls -l /dev/lp0 gives: crw-rw---- 1 root tty 6, 0 2008-03-07 10:01 /dev/lp0
Comment 5 Tim Waugh 2008-03-07 12:38:52 EST
Should be group lp. What does 'rpm -q udev' say, and what does 'rpm -V udev' say?
Comment 6 Ed Friedman 2008-03-07 18:00:24 EST
rpm -q udev gives: udev-118-1.fc8 rpm -V udev gives nothing
Comment 7 Tim Waugh 2008-03-10 07:06:54 EDT
What about 'rpm -q pam' and 'rpm -V pam'?
Comment 8 Ed Friedman 2008-03-10 15:17:32 EDT
rpm -q pam gives: pam-0.99.8.1-17.1.fc8 rpm -V pam gives: ....L... c /etc/pam.d/system-auth S.5....T c /etc/security/limits.conf
Comment 9 Tim Waugh 2008-03-12 05:25:45 EDT
Do you know why /dev/lp0 is group tty and not group lp? Anyway, not a system-config-printer or cups issue.
Comment 10 Harald Hoyer 2008-03-12 12:38:23 EDT
$ fgrep -r lp /etc/udev/rules.d/ /etc/udev/rules.d/50-udev-default.rules:KERNEL=="parport[0-9]*", GROUP="lp" /etc/udev/rules.d/50-udev-default.rules:SUBSYSTEM=="printer", KERNEL=="lp*", GROUP="lp" /etc/udev/rules.d/50-udev-default.rules:SUBSYSTEM=="usb", KERNEL=="lp*", NAME="usb/%k", SYMLINK+="usb%k", GROUP="lp" /etc/udev/rules.d/50-udev-default.rules:KERNEL=="lp[0-9]*", GROUP="lp", SYMLINK+="par%n" /etc/udev/rules.d/50-udev-default.rules:KERNEL=="irlpt[0-9]*", GROUP="lp" not udev's fault.. makedev seems ok, too... $ fgrep -r lp /etc/makedev.d/ /etc/makedev.d/01generic:a generic lp /etc/makedev.d/00macros:=PRINTER 660 root lp /etc/makedev.d/01linux-2.6.x:c $PRINTER 6 0 1 4 lp%d
Comment 11 Trevor Cordes 2008-03-25 12:35:34 EDT
Hmm, after upgrading a box from FC5 to F8, I had a weird breakage of the cups->parallel port printing. I just tried a zillion things and what worked was a wild shot in the dark: chmod 666 /dev/lp0. Mine was 660 root:lp before. Not sure why 6 on lp isn't good enough. Any ideas what I should check?
Comment 12 Ed Friedman 2008-03-25 14:45:25 EDT
Thanks for the info. I tried doing a chmod 666 /dev/lp0 and had to put it into /etc/rc.local since reboots reset it. Also, I did a chgrp lp /dev/lp0 which doesn't reset on reboots. Now I can finally print to my local printer.
Comment 13 Trevor Cordes 2008-03-27 01:19:05 EDT
Udev is responsible for setting up this port, I think. I have no idea why yours is setting group tty. Do you have any custom udev rules in /etc/udev/*? I'm thinking you must. Maybe grep -ir tty /etc/udev. Once you are 666, it doesn't matter what the group is anymore. Also strange is that my own personal box has a parallel printer and it is working fine under 22.214.171.124-12.fc8, udev-118-1.fc8. I haven't rebooted into -34 or -50 yet. And those are probably what you are using, based on the date of your original post. Perhaps -34/-50 introduced the bug? I'll see when I reboot next (not easy on my personal workstation). Hopefully someone with knowledge of udev/kernel can elaborate. If you have the ability, maybe reboot into kernel-126.96.36.199-12.fc8 or earlier and see if the problem disappears (after commenting out your rc.local change first). Just glancing at my (working, old kernel) /dev/lp0 shows that it's 660 root:lp.
Comment 14 Harald Hoyer 2008-03-27 04:21:10 EDT
probably seem kernel USB config option changed. someone care to compare?
Comment 15 Ed Friedman 2008-03-27 11:36:55 EDT
I have no custom udev rules. I'm simply doing a full install followed by applying all of the latest patches. On a related note, I just finished a new install using the 188.8.131.52-50.fc8 kernel. The USB printer was not showing up in system-config-printer until I changed the group ownership of /dev/usb/lp0 from tty to lp.
Comment 16 Harald Hoyer 2008-04-23 06:16:19 EDT
It is not a udev bug... udev sets group lp not tty.. so please reassign this bug to the component which sets group tty ..
Comment 17 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 05:02:02 EST
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Comment 18 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 01:06:51 EST
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