Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 59511
Network printing broken after applying updates
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:01 EDT
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Description of problem:
Cant print with Epson 660 parallel printer after applying updates. Selected
print driver and no output at all. Selected stp print driver and there was only
garbage printed (various resolutions). Selected Omni print driver, only garbage
printed (various resolutions).
This printer worked before the updates and with redhat 7.1
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.select printer/driver in printconf-gui
3.print test page
Actual Results: either nothing or garbage
Expected Results: test page printed
Oh, bad. Which packages did you have installed when this last worked: were they
from the CD, or from a previous update?
I have a server (200 mmx i586) with the printer. After further experimentation I
can now print with this printer using the stp driver on the server.
My workstation (800 celeron) cannot print using any driver (using a remote lpd
queue). Oddly enough this is the reverse of before the patches. I applied the
patches from the mirror site mirror.aarnet.edu.au.
Having reflected on the problem I now also remember that I applied the ximian
packages after being able to sucessfully print. Browsing the ximian packages I
can see no packages that leap out and say "I broke your printing". I am
attempting to print just the a4 test page
Created attachment 45379 [details]
Please attach the /etc/alchemist/namespace/printconf/local.adl file from the
Created attachment 45739 [details]
My email is currently broken ( i have moved to a adsl account). Printing is
still broken but I am currently downloading the most recent foomatic available
via ximian updates .
I will let you know.
Email working again. Printing still broken after updating rpms :-(
Is the 'epson' printer queue on the server set up as a raw queue? Please attach
I think what you want to do is set up the server so that it's queue accepts
PostScript, and set up the workstation so that it uses a Postscript network
printer. The machines talk Postscript to each other, and the server converts it
to 'Epson language'.