Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 32159
ASCII doesn't print with LaserJet 4L
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:00 EDT
Printing ASCII worked just fine on my PCL-speaking LaserJet 4L under RedHat
6.2, but it no longer works with Wolverine (I skipped 7.0, so I'm not sure
if it works with that). Printing PostScript works just fine, but printing
ASCII just results in the printer's lights blinking a few times and then
Steps to Reproduce:
Actual Results: Printer light blinks a few times.
Expected Results: Printer should print a test page
The printer is listed by name (LaserJet 4L), but it doesn't work.
I forgot to mention that the ASCII test page in printconf doesn't work either,
but the PostScript test page works just fine.
fixed, right crutcher?
We (Red Hat) should really try to fix this before next release.
Please try the latest kernel from rawhide as well as the latest packages from
http://people.redhat.com/crutcher/printing and let us know if the problem is
Please tell me what version of printconf you are using:
rpm -q printconf
and attach the file:
to this bug.
If that file contains a line that says:
define(TEXTfilter, text "" \r\n\14 )dnl
than we have a real bug. If, on the other hand, it contains a line that says:
define(TEXTfilter, text "" \14 )dnl
then this is already fixed in the latest/greatest. You can try those out by
pulling them from:
I tried this on HP 4M, I think this is fixed. Reopen if it doesn't work with the
latest packages. I'm pretty sure it's a form feed issue.
Created attachment 13483 [details]
My printconf screenshot
After updating to the packages listed:
$ rpm -q printconf
Now I cannot select any printers and my current printer is "invalid".
I did an 'rpm -Fvh *rpm' to all the .i386.rpm files listed at
I'm leaving the bug as resolved, but it still doesn't work.