Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 497666
USB printer sometimes does not work properly at system startup
Last modified: 2009-08-07 04:18:22 EDT
Description of problem:
USB printer sometimes does not work properly at system startup. If the usb
cable is unplugged and then plugged in again, it works fine. Details:
$ uname -srvmpio
Linux 126.96.36.199-170.2.56.fc10.x86_64 #1 SMP Mon Mar 23 23:08:10 EDT 2009 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 04f9:000d Brother Industries, Ltd HL-1440 Laser Printer
The printer is *seen* at startup; lsusb shows it correctly. The driver is Gutenprint Simplified Driver,which is the only driver for this printer which prints correctly.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Wait for the printer to become unavailable.
Printer is unavailable. Error box (from gnome) reports that the printer is probably off line.
Printer would print.
Log of System->Administration->Printing->Help->Troubleshoot request to print a test page is attached. The printer was not ready while attempting to print a job from Acroread. I requested the debug system to print a test page. Nothing was printed. I unplugged the printer's USB cable, and the original locked up job was printed. The test page never printed but nevertheless disappeared from the print queue.
This may be related to bug 478495.
Created attachment 341327 [details]
Log of attempt to print a test page
What does '/usr/sbin/lpinfo -l -v' say, (i) after a system boot, and (ii) after unplugging/replugging the printer?
(In reply to comment #2)
> What does '/usr/sbin/lpinfo -l -v' say, (i) after a system boot, and (ii) after
> unplugging/replugging the printer?
Please excuse this late reply. I have only found this request in going over some misclassified email.
I have not noticed this problem since upgrading to Fedora-11, and am no longer in a position to test under Fedora-10 (8-(.
OK, will close.