Bug 212765 - printer not working in fc6
Summary: printer not working in fc6
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 212139
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-printer
Version: 6
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tim Waugh
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 2006-10-28 20:48 UTC by Tim Watson
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2006-10-31 10:25:09 UTC

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Description Tim Watson 2006-10-28 20:48:23 UTC
Description of problem:
HP Deskjet 720C worked in fc5 but not in fresh install of fc6. hpssd wasn't
running because it couldn't bind to socket. Adding localhost to
/etc/hosts cured that. test print and "echo hello | lp" send job to queue
(checked with lpstat) but no signs of life from printer (it's got power!).

hplip docs show 720C to be unsupported but the fc6 system-config-printer shows
it as a valid printer (I think it uses a different driver and hpijs?).

service restarts/reboots/uninstall and reinstall printers in various
combinations doesn't help.

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

How reproducible:
Don't know on other machines but on mine it's very reproducible

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install printer
2. try to print
Actual results:
it doesn't print

Expected results:
it does print

Additional info:

Comment 1 Tim Watson 2006-10-29 09:55:47 UTC
Should have said that this is probably filed incorrectly as an hplip problem.
Perhaps cups/pnm2ppa would be better.

The seemingly relevant part of the cups error_log is as follows:

I [29/Oct/2006:08:32:35 +0000] Listening to (IPv4)
I [29/Oct/2006:08:32:35 +0000] Listening to ::1:631 (IPv6)
I [29/Oct/2006:08:32:35 +0000] Listening to /var/run/cups/cups.sock (Domain)
I [29/Oct/2006:08:32:35 +0000] Loaded configuration file "/etc/cups/cupsd.conf"
I [29/Oct/2006:08:32:35 +0000] Using default TempDir of /var/spool/cups/tmp...
I [29/Oct/2006:08:32:35 +0000] Cleaning out old temporary files in "/var/spool/c
I [29/Oct/2006:08:32:35 +0000] Configured for up to 100 clients.
I [29/Oct/2006:08:32:35 +0000] Allowing up to 100 client connections per host.
I [29/Oct/2006:08:32:35 +0000] Using policy "default" as the default!
I [29/Oct/2006:08:32:35 +0000] Full reload is required.
I [29/Oct/2006:08:32:35 +0000] Loaded MIME database from '/etc/cups': 34 types, 
38 filters...
D [29/Oct/2006:08:32:35 +0000] Loading printer lp0...
E [29/Oct/2006:08:32:35 +0000] cupsdSetPrinterAttrs: Unable to get printer conte
I [29/Oct/2006:08:32:35 +0000] Loading job cache file "/var/cache/cups/job.cache
D [29/Oct/2006:08:32:35 +0000] Loading job 16 from cache...
D [29/Oct/2006:08:32:35 +0000] Loading job 17 from cache...
I [29/Oct/2006:08:32:35 +0000] Full reload complete.
E [29/Oct/2006:08:32:35 +0000] Unable to find IP address for server name "buster

Comment 2 Tim Watson 2006-10-30 22:30:25 UTC
Solved (by bryancole on fedoraforum). pnm2ppa wasn't installed.

# yum install pnm2ppa

This needs fixing in the relevant package.

Comment 3 Tim Waugh 2006-10-31 10:25:09 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 212139 ***

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