Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 20657
Printtool freezes desktop
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
I have a Canon BJC 2000 which works perfectly with
Windows. I am running RH 6.2 on an AMD Athlon.
Whenever I try to run printtool, it freezes the machine
so I have to poweroff to reboot (the power switch on the
machine does not work).
When it reboots, I am asked to repair the file system
with fsck since it finds unattached inodes.
I checked /etc/printcap and it contains unreadable characters.
I delete that.
This happens every time, so you should be able to reproduce it.
I tried all the different canon drivers - for BJC610 and up.
There does not seem to be a native driver for the 2000
(there does seem to be for the 4000 series).
Can you suggest what to do ? I have installed the latest lpr update
from RedHat. This is urgent since I work with tetex and would
like to be able to print out my files rather than go through the
process of writing to the DOS partition and printing from Windows.
By the way, echo "Hello world" > /dev/lp0 also freezes up
Ok - I did some more testing. I have attached some
more relevant information below.
The printer works fine from Windows so I don't expect
that it is a problem with the printer.
Can someone please help me figure this out ?
My /proc/interrupts is
0: 496708 XT-PIC timer
1: 19275 XT-PIC keyboard
2: 0 XT-PIC cascade
4: 2737000 XT-PIC serial
8: 1 XT-PIC rtc
10: 148404 XT-PIC VIA 82C686A
12: 183872 XT-PIC PS/2 Mouse
13: 1 XT-PIC fpu
14: 1004425 XT-PIC ide0
15: 9451 XT-PIC ide1
My /proc/ioports is the following:
0000-001f : dma1
0020-003f : pic1
0040-005f : timer
0060-006f : keyboard
0070-007f : rtc
0080-008f : dma page reg
00a0-00bf : pic2
00c0-00df : dma2
00f0-00ff : fpu
0170-0177 : ide1
01f0-01f7 : ide0
0320-0321 : VIA 82C686A - MPU401
0376-0376 : ide1
03c0-03df : vga+
03f6-03f6 : ide0
03f8-03ff : serial(auto)
d000-d007 : ide0
d008-d00f : ide1
dc00-dcff : VIA 82C686A - AC'97
e400-e403 : VIA 82C686A - MPU401 config
if echoing into the lp device freezes the machine, you have some sort of kernel
Does this still happen? Do you have any PCI or ISA parallel port cards in the