Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 18853
LPD running several times - hanging printer queues
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
Having problem printing to network printers. The jobs hang in the queue.
when running 'lpc stat <printername>' jobs show as waiting. When I
run 'ps -ef |grep lpd' - 'lpd' shows as running more than once (usually
twice). If I kill the second instance, the reports will occasionally
print. Often it is a matter of a combination of killing the process, and
trying 'lpc restart <printername>' or 'lpc down/up <printername>'. I have
not found consistency in getting the reports to print.
I had a file sent to me - lpr-0.50-7.i386.rpm - installed that. It seems
to help a little, but we still have a problem.
There are only 3 of 18 printers that get hung. They are all at the bottom
in printtool, but were not to start. I deleted and re-added 2 of them. I
have also swapped hardware on one of them. The 3 printers are HP
laserjets - a model 4, 5, & 4050N. The 4050N has a built in network card,
the other 2 are using NetGear PS104 print servers. I have them set up on
Linux as 'Remote Unix (lpd) queue', Remote Host is IP Address, Remote
Queue is Raw. These printers also exist on the NT side. I actually set
them up there first, to use the software with the printservers/network
cards to assign the IP address to the devices. Then I create them on
Please move all further discusion of this bug to: Bug #11740
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 11740 ***