OpenSUSE Hardware :: Parallel Port Printer Configuration On 11.2 64 - "There Is No Print Queue"
Dec 13, 2009
I installed SuSE 11.2 64-bit on a new computer without any printer attached. When I read the manual for the mainboard, I discovered to my delight that it actually has a parallel port, it's just not connected. I moved the cable from an old desktop and put it into my new desktop. After enabling the port in the BIOS setup, the Hardware Information dialog in yast correctly shows that I have a HP LaserJet 1100 (/dev/lp2).
How do I configure the printer? "Printer" in yast tells me "There is no print queue". When I click "Add" yast tries to detect a printer and gives up with the message "No connection selected". I can't add a selection, however. "More connections" gives me the exact same error message. The "Connection Wizard" allows me to select "Parallel Port", but then complains about missing connections again. The cups demon is running. I don't have /dev/lp2, is that the problem?
Since I changed my System from openSUSE 11.3 x86_64 to openSUSE 11.4 x86_64 my printer (Samsung ML-2850 via USB) seizes to function (clean installation). The printer connects to two machines via a KVM-switch. On the other machine (Windows 7 x64/Windows XP x64) the printer is working fine. This did not change when I switched the Cables/KVM-ports. In addition, when I was using openSUSE 11.3 x86_64 the printer also worked fine. All necessary CUPS-packages are installed:
Our one remaining problem seems to be printing. She has an HP OfficeJet 6500 USB printer. We have the computer conntected. Strangely, when I boot from the CD the printer shows up as installed even though I did nothing to install it. After having submitted a print job it shows the printer status as "idle" and the print queue is empty. I tried deleting that printer and re-installing. The installation went as one would expect. However the results are the same. I'm beginning to think that somehow the problem is related to the fact that we are operating from the live CD. getting this thing to print from the live CD.
my ERP is sending multiple xml files to my queue and printing daemon reads each files and send it to windows printer (queue) where another software that uses each file and prints one document at a time.I would like to control first part when ERP send XML file I would like printing daemon to send files to windows queue in order the files came in from ERP. Currently it send it in random order. (i think it's based on how fast it can process, size of file..ect)
My new Shuttle runs Debian fine, but like most new systems, the old serial and parallel ports are long gone. I have no problems with the serial port - there is a Sourceforge driver to use with most PL-2303 type USB to Serial adapter cables. But, I am having trouble googling up the USB to Parallel connection. There are no lack of USB/Parallel cables, but all that I have found come with canned software for Windows and only for connecting a printer. I have several non-printer devices that connect via the P-Port that I access using a Perl driver from CPAN. Anybody know of an open source *nix driver for any particular USB/PP cable? Or had any experience in moving from the straight PP to a USB/PP connection to a non-printer device?
When I boot fc14 with an already defined printer connected on the parallel port, then I can use the printer. The printer appears on parallel:/dev/lp0. But, if the printer is not connected during startup, when I connect the printer I cannot use it. Nothing happens. I have no corresponding message using "dmesg" command when I connect the printer.
I cannot make cups see that the printer is connected, using "localhost:631" in firefox. Is it possible to "mount" the printer manually? Using "system-config-printer", the printer has to be "activated", even though it is not used or even connected. Then "parport" module is installed during boot (with other related modules: "ppdev" and "parport_pc").
Then, when the printer is connected, "dmesg" shows : lp0: using parport0 (interrupt-driven). lp0: console ready And, of course, it is now OK to use the printer.
It's some years since I last used Fedora. I'm looking at Fedora 14 KDE spin and trying to figure out how to install my old HP Laserjet parallel port printer. In the printer configuration utility I can only find options for network printers. I can't find any option to add a local printer.
I currently cannot get my printer to work (nothing ever get's printed) even though CUPS seems to be correctly configured and reports all jobs as "completed" without any errors. As I know that my printer works (I can print from my laptop on it) I currenty suspect my new PC's parallel port to maybe have a hardware issue. My question is now is there any way to check the parallel port?
Here are some details: from dmesg: lp0: using parport0 (interrupt-driven). from lsmod: parport 27954 3 ppdev,lp,parport_pc
In the BIOS the mode is set to EPP. So as far I can see (I am not really an expert) the kernel-modules are there, /dev/lp0 exists and has the proper permissions. Yet doing 'echo -en " Hello f" >/dev/lp0' does not produce any Putout on my printer that is connected via the parallel port.
I have no idea what's going on. I've had this machine running for over a year, and it's been great. A month or so ago, I realized that jobs weren't going to the printer. When i VNC'd in, I noticed that print jobs would show up in the queue as "Processing" briefly, then disappear.
lsusb: Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
I've even reinstalled the OS (not just for this reason) to no avail. Printer is dete cted without issue, I just can't use it.
I'm running openSUSe 11.3 on a laptop and the printer is connected to my desktop which is running Windows XP. I have the printer and several folders and drives shared. I can see the folders and drivers on my laptop but I cannot get the printer to actually print. It is an HP printer but I am not using HPLIP. I can send a print job to the queue and the printer resets itself like it's going to print but nothing else happens and the print job just sits in the queue until I hit cancel and restart then printer.
I have a Panasonic 3123 dot matrix printer which I am trying to get working on my Dell Vostro 420 running 11.3 (x64). Since Dell decided to eliminate on board parallel ports from their systems I've added one with a Startech PCI1PECP PCI card (uses a NETMOS NM9805CV chipset). I've confirmed that the printer works using an old laptop running Windows 2k with a LPT port running in ECP mode. When attached to my desktop the printer will (usually) shift the pin carriage etc when I perform a cold boot but will not respond when sent a test page in yast or cups (it is detected after a fashion and I have assigned the appropriate ppd from the Omni package).
The following is the relevant out put from lspci, lsmod and dmesg: Code: 05:00.0 Communication controller: Device 1710:9805 (rev 01) Subsystem: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic Device 0010 Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster- SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx- Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR+ INTx- .....
Code: E [28/Oct/2010:11:59:44 -0400] Unable to bind socket for address ::1:631 - Cannot assign requested address. E [28/Oct/2010:12:05:04 -0400] Unable to bind socket for address ::1:631 - Cannot assign requested address. E [28/Oct/2010:12:08:52 -0400] [cups-driverd] Skipping "/usr/share/ppd": loop detected!
For several months I now and then tries to get my 64-bit installation to work satisfactory. My 32-bits work but not as good as my 10.3 versions. Last problem is the parallel port. Neither cups or yast finds the printer. Hardware probing gives this:
I'm running Kubuntu 10.10 with a Laserjet 5M printer. When I attempt to print a job from Firefox or from Okular, the job never gets onto the print queue. However, I can print test pages on the printer and also print from OpenOffice, so this seems to be app-dependent. I know the jobs aren't being queued because the job number doesn't increase (as shown by the jobs for the test pages). Both Firefox and Ocular give every indication that the print job has been processed correctly.
openSUSE 11.3 question: I have a PCI parallel port adapter (Syba SD-PEX-NM1P) that should "only" need to be told what ports and irq to use with parport_pc but, for the life of me, I can't make it happen. Using lspci -v, I can see it uses irq 19 (it that 19 or 0x19???) and ports 0xc800, 0xc400, 0xc000, 0xb800, 0xb400 (all 8 bit), and 0xb000 (16 bit). This is confirmed by the YaST2 hardware information tool.
Doing modprobe parport_pc io=0xb000 irq=0x19 should do something useful but I get no result at all. There is no /dev/lpt1 - a /dev/parport(n - where n is a digit) shows up on occasion but I can't figure out when it appears or why. cat foo >& /dev/parport(n) - where foo contains "hello world <FF>" doesn't do anything on the printer. Using the YaST2 printer tool, even the HP tool (the printer is an HP LJ-5P), is fruitless.
Just updated to Suse 11.3, in past versions, including 11.2 I could activate my Epson parallel scanner this way:
Modify this file removing the '#' form the line '#epson' /etc/sane.d/dll.conf Modify this file to indicate which port to use, like this: /etc/sane.d/epson.conf # epson.conf # here are some examples for how to configure the EPSON backend # SCSI scanner: scsi EPSON # for the GT-6500: scsi "EPSON SC" # Parallel port scanner: #pio 0x278 pio 0x378 #pio 0x3BC
It doesn't work anymor, the parallel port is apparently active since I can do: ls -l /dev/lp0 And I get: -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 12 Dec 22 19:51 /dev/lp0
As you know some(?) new computers have no built-in parallel port. The one I built didn't have one anyway so I bought a PCI-express card with a port, a cheap one with a printer port, nothing more.OpenSUSE 11.1 sees the card somehow and "lspci" says it's aCode:Parallel controller: Oxford Semiconductor Ltd Device c110"hwinfo --printer" does not see it at all, whatever that may mean?I have connected my old inkjet to it and configured the queue same way it used to be on the old computer but nothing ever comes out on the printer. Maybe the fact that I'm running openSUSE 64-bit has something to do with it, wrong drivers or some such?
I use (open) SUSE since version 7.1 and never had any trouble using my HP Laserjet 4L. So I hardly paid any attention to the installation after installing OpenSuse 11.2. Until I tried to print something from OpenOffice.org and my printer started printing empty pages with a first page with some garbage. It looked like a wrong driver. Suse recognized the printer without any trouble and installed - what seemed the correct - driver. I tried several other drivers from the list but they all gave the same result.
Something wrong with the printer - which functions already more than ten years? I tried it on Windows Vista (dual boot on the same computer) and Vista printed without any problem a correct test page. So nothing wrong with the printer. I tried a live CD with Ubuntu 9.10. And Ubuntu gave the same problem as OpenSuse: printing a line with garbage and empty pages. Is something wrong with the kernel?
I just installed opensuse 11.3 and was configuring the printer (via http) as usually using the HP Device Manager. But this time I got these error message:Printer queue setup failed. Please restart CUPS and try again
These lines were generated in the error-log of cups: E [31/Jul/2010:23:30:35 +0200] [cups-driverd] Bad driver information file "/usr/share/cups/drv/sample.drv"! E [31/Jul/2010:23:30:35 +0200] [cups-driverd] Skipping "/usr/share/ppd": loop detected!
I have newly installed opensuse 11.4 x85_68 on my computer. Yast2 refuses to see my connected HP Laserjet 4l on parallel port, I can install a second network printer but neither hplip nor yast2 can start printer configuration. The printer is present in Yast2 hardware List under /dev/lp1
I have the printer Canon i-SENSYS LBP6020. I followed the instructions from the site URL....There are no errors, but when I try to print, nothing comes out of the printer.My system is: Debian GNU/Linux 8 (jessie)Here is some debugging information:
Error log while printing from a CANON LBP6020: URL.... Troubleshooting information while printing from CANON LBP6020: URL....
I run Debian Squeeze but I have the system installed step by step from minimal installation. So I'm not sure if I have forgotten basic packages important for printing. I open system-config-printer to add a new network printer. In the list of the Network Printers after some seconds it appears the HP Color LaserJet 2600n. I chose it and hit Forward. A new window opens that says that system is searching for Drivers and finally I'm ready for printing.
At present we are using windows print server getting user name and authenticated from domain server. I need your suggestion to configure linux printer server and how to share the printer to users and how to limit the user in taking printouts.
I am unable to add my USB printer via the YaST2 Printer Configuration setup tool in openSUSE 11.3. The printer, a Dell Color Laser 1320c, was last used with openSUSE 11.2, and setup was entirely uneventful. No driver is provided by Dell, so I used the Fuji Xerox DocuPrint C525A Linux driver. The problem: To add a print queue in 11.3, a Connection must be specified (parallel, USB, network, etc). However, the configuration wizard fails to show the presence of the USB print device.
This printer was working just eight weeks ago under 11.2, and 11.3 is obviously able to detect its presence and identify it correctly. I feel certain the solution is simple, but I haven't found documentation that provides the answer.
I am trying to print to an HP LaserJet 6L via a USB->parallel printercable, from a CentOS 5.3 machine using CUPS 1.3.7, but I cannot get itto work.When I plug the cable into the USB port on the CentOS computer, I seethat the following devices are created:
crw------- 1 root root 442, 6145 Aug 13 08:28 /dev/usbdev4.2_ep00 crw------- 1 root root 442, 6145 Aug 13 08:28 /dev/usbdev4.2_ep02 crw------- 1 root root 442, 6145 Aug 13 08:28 /dev/usbdev4.2_ep81