Bug 175685 - Printing fails with EPSON Stylus C42
Summary: Printing fails with EPSON Stylus C42
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: foomatic   
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Version: 4
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Tim Waugh
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Reported: 2005-12-13 23:19 UTC by John Horne
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-01-04 12:11:50 UTC
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printconf output (2.91 KB, text/plain)
2006-01-03 23:27 UTC, John Horne
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Description John Horne 2005-12-13 23:19:45 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050922 Fedora/1.0.7-1.1.fc4 Firefox/1.0.7

Description of problem:
Running system-config-printer gives this output:

   No match for USB device:
     mfr "EPSON"
     model "Stylus C42"
     desc "EPSON Stylus C42"
     cmdset "ESCPL2,BDC,D4"

Although system-config-printer allows me to select the Epson stylus C42UX driver, it just does not seem to want to work. I get nothing but blank pages, and then the printer 'stops'. I have to power-cycle printer just to get my PC to recognise it again.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install FC4
2. Connect Epson printer to USB port
3. Run system-config-printer as root

Actual Results:  system-config-printer gave the above error message. Printer did not work correctly.

Expected Results:  Printer should be recognised and work correctly.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2006-01-03 12:51:06 UTC
The warning message will no longer occur in FC5.

How are you printing?  Did you try printing a test page using
system-config-printer, or something else?

Comment 2 John Horne 2006-01-03 13:12:42 UTC
Yes, I was using system-config-printer. Invoking the command gives the message;
trying to print a test page from the GUI displayed causes the printer to
suddenly stop.

Comment 3 Tim Waugh 2006-01-03 17:01:59 UTC
Please attach the output of 'printconf-tui --Xexport'.  Thanks.

Comment 4 John Horne 2006-01-03 23:25:42 UTC
Attached is a file with the printconf-tui output.

I have resolved the printer stopping problem. My PC has USB type A connections,
but the printer has a type B connector. I replaced the USB A->B cable I was
using with a new one and the printer seems to work fine now.


Comment 5 John Horne 2006-01-03 23:27:31 UTC
Created attachment 122729 [details]
printconf output

Comment 6 Tim Waugh 2006-01-04 12:11:50 UTC
Closing, as it was a hardware problem.  Thanks for letting us know.

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