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Bug 1350 - Lpd daemon waits for ever
Summary: Lpd daemon waits for ever
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: printtool
Version: 5.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-02-26 09:15 UTC by veijo.ryhanen
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-03-02 22:35:50 UTC

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Description veijo.ryhanen 1999-02-26 09:15:00 UTC
Everything works fine with lpd until today:

I tried to print one small text page from RH5.2+Netscape
After that I went to watch HPLaserjet4+ Postscript printer.
It was run
out of paper. Instead of that, printers display panel said:
"Insert more
A4 papers". I put more paper and found that other one page
work from Windows NT came out immediately. (via NT-shared
My direct IP-protocol printwork did not came out.

I tried to print several times, until I found that stupid
lpd -daemon
is waiting for printer to come back on-line again:

root# lpq -P possu waiting for to come up
Rank   Owner      Job  Files
Total Size
1st    root       29   (standard input)
12105 bytes

But it was online and ready ALL the TIME ! Printers display
panel said: "Ready"

Command: lprm -P possu  does not work. It just wait that I
pressed Ctrl+C
to get my prompt back.

I kill lpd -daemon and remove cfA029Aa00592 and
dfA029Aa00592 -types files
from /var/spool/lpd/possu and restarted lpd. Nothing helps.

I had to uninstall possu printer from RH5.2 print system
manager panel and
I removed possu -directory from /var/spool/lpd/.

I reinstalled printer. This time I used /var/spool/lpd/lp

Postscript test page from "print system manager" -window did
not came out.

lpq shows now:
2lpd# lpq waiting for to come up
Rank   Owner      Job  Files
Total Size
1st    root       0     ...
16618 bytes
2nd    root       1     ...
16618 bytes

After several minutes pause lpd print out error message:
"connection to is down"

But it WAS NOT DOWN! My friend print small work from Windows
NT at
the same time.
I reboot my computer to Windows NT4.0 and print from there.
works fine!
After that I rebooted back to Linux. Keyboard did not work
at this time.
(That will happen quite often with Compaq Deskpro 400MHz P2,
board). So I rebooted Linux with power switch, because
Ctrl+Alt+Del does
not work, as it happens sometimes.

When I was logged in Linux again and check lpq it looks like
this: waiting for to come up
Rank   Owner      Job  Files
Total Size
1st    root       0     ...
16618 bytes
2nd    root       1     ...
16618 bytes

This means that I have to reboot to WindowsNT every time I
want print
something. This is _very_ irritating.

My /etc/printcap looks like this:
##PRINTTOOL3## REMOTE POSTSCRIPT 600x600 a4 {} PostScript
Default 1

(possu is nickname for postscript here in Finland.)

Comment 1 David Lawrence 1999-03-02 22:35:59 UTC
I was unable to replicate this problem in our testlab.

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