Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 66832
kyocera fs680 prints PCL commands on some pages, not others
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:02 EDT
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Description of problem:
My Kyocera printer broke on the upgrade from rh7.0 to rh7.3.
The break is subtle -test pages print ok, linux applications print ok. Most MS
apps print ok over samba (samba works beautifully in all other respects). MS
Access 97 reports sometimes work and sometimes dont. When they fail, they
produce output similar to the following:
!R!SEM6; [untypable Y umlaut char]%-12345X@PJL SET ECOPRINT=OFF
@PJL COMMENT KYOCERA GPC 3.174
@PJL SET PAGEPROTECT+OFF
@PJL SET IMAGEADAPT=ON
@PJL SET RESOLUTION=600
@PJL ENTER LANGUAGE = PCL
followed by a whole slew of unprintable characters
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
3. curse and restart lpd; powercycle printer; hawk, spit and invoke the name of
Actual Results: as above
Expected Results: should have printed a letter with fields from an access db.
Works fine when the kyocera printer is locally attached (lpt1)
Please attach /etc/alchemist/namespace/printconf/local.adl. Thanks.
Created attachment 61326 [details]
/etc/alchemist/namespace/printconf/local.adl as requested by email@example.com
Is this printer connected to the parallel port? If so, what does
I suspect that this printer doesn't have PJL capability at all when the
foomatic database thinks that it does. It's a FS-680?
Could you please try editing /usr/share/foomatic/db/source/printer/311113.xml
and removing the line that says:
Then try removing and re-adding the print queue in printconf-gui.
cat /proc/sys/dev/parport/*/autoprobe* says:
removing the reference to <pjl/> makes no difference, nor does taking out the
PJL from <commandset>PCL5E,PJL</commandset>. Print queue removed and re-added ok.
No difference at all? You still get PJL stuff even when the <pjl/> line has
been entirely removed?
On the client side, are you printing to a PostScript printer? (If not, do.)
There are small changes, (1st line 1st page reads %!PS-Adobe2.0
0 768 moveto (@PJL COMMENT KYOCERA GPC 3.174) show
but yes, I still am getting PJL stuff.
When I take your second suggestion and choose a postscript printer in win 98,
(HP laserjet 4M postscript - there is no generic postscript and that is the
closest I can find) I get a whole lot of postscript commands, but no proper
printing. Gaaah. !
This: "0 768 moveto (@PJL COMMENT KYOCERA GPC 3.174) show" tells me that the
PJL command is being generated on the other machine, not on the Red Hat Linux
machine. It looks for all the world like the client is saying 'print this as
text', and the server is rendering it as PostScript.
Client-side bug of some sort.
Please attach your /etc/smb.conf; also, which share are you printing to?
Created attachment 61584 [details]
I am printing to the lp printer. The wacky thing is that this used to work well
for these types of reports. I am not trying to get something new to work,
something has broken, around the time of the upgrade from rh7.0->7.3 upgrade.
Weird huh !. and why do some Access reports print and others fail to.
Bizarre. What happens if you downgrade to the version of LPRng that came with
Red Hat Linux 7.0? 'rpm -Uvh --oldpackage LPRng-...'
rpm -Uvh --nodeps --oldpackage /mnt/cdrom/RedHat/RPMS/LPRng-3.6.24-2.i386.rpm
Very Strange. That doesn't work either for this Access report. I get a page that
is different to the others - it starts %!PS-Adobe-2.0 - this is from the win98
to the remote linux printer. I restarted lpd after making the changes, and put
back the original xml definitions (after trying them with our mods). This is so
Is there any way you can set up a (for example) Red Hat Linux 7.2 system to
test with, so that we can narrow down the problem a bit further? The printing
system changed quite a lot between 7.0 and 7.3.
I really am stuck with 7.3. (BTW) I find that some word docs also produce the
same result. We are looking at migrating the print services to one of the
windows boxes, as this is just hurting us too much.I have spent my 3 days
playing with it and it is now time to move on. If it can't be done with 7.3, it
is not going to get done I am afraid, as this box is our internal development
box, and pulling it down is too expensive.
Red Hat apologizes that these issues have not been resolved yet. We do want to
make sure that no important bugs slip through the cracks.
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Closing as CANTFIX.