Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 20115
can't access network printer from ibm thinkpad 600x
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:29:37 EDT
i am able to access a network printer with redhat 6.2, but i cannot access
the same printer with redhat 7.0. printtool has the same configuration in
when i type:
lpr -Pprinter file
another prompt is returned.
[marea@chorizo ~]$ lpr -Pvangogh netMot.txt
when i type:
it is unable to connect to the printer.
[marea@chorizo ~]$ lpq -Pvangogh
Printer: vangogh@chorizo (dest email@example.com)
Queue: 1 printable job
Server: pid 1246 active
Unspooler: pid 1248 active
Status: attempt 2, sleeping 10 before retry at 11:17:49.660
Rank Owner/ID Class Job Files
active(attempt-2) marea@chorizo+245 A 245 netMot 290
Printer 'firstname.lastname@example.org' - cannot open connection -
Connection timed out
i compared the /etc/printcap of two machines on which printtool was configured
the same way. the only difference between the two environments was that one was
running redhat 6.2 and the other 7.0. i found that 7.0 had an extra line "lpd
bounce=true." after taking this line out, the 7.0 machine was able to print
This might well be the same as bug #35636.
email@example.com: I have updated LPRng to 3.8.4, and this fixes a bug
If you can, please test the next release (or beta release, if there is one) and
reopen this bug if it persists.