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Bug 191865 - HP Laserjet 4200n prints blank pages
Summary: HP Laserjet 4200n prints blank pages
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-printer
Version: 5
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tim Waugh
QA Contact:
Depends On:
Blocks: FC6Target
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-05-16 07:21 UTC by Ville Ranki
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
0 users

Fixed In Version: system-config-printer-
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2006-05-23 10:12:32 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
CUPS Error log (deleted)
2006-05-16 14:22 UTC, Ville Ranki
no flags Details (deleted)
2006-05-16 16:16 UTC, Tim Waugh
no flags Details
PPD file (deleted)
2006-05-17 07:41 UTC, Ville Ranki
no flags Details
PPD file (deleted)
2006-05-17 07:42 UTC, Ville Ranki
no flags Details (deleted)
2006-05-18 11:11 UTC, Tim Waugh
no flags Details

Description Ville Ranki 2006-05-16 07:21:41 UTC
Description of problem:

HP Laserjet 4200n prints blank pages. The printer 
used to work a few weeks earlier on FC5 and works 
from other operating systems. Used printer config to print
A4 test page.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

CUPS log:

[16/May/2006:10:24:08 +0300] Adding start banner page "none" to job 20.
[16/May/2006:10:24:08 +0300] Job 20 queued on "SALI_LINKKI" by "root".
[16/May/2006:10:24:08 +0300] Started filter /usr/lib/cups/filter/pstops (PID
3003) for job 20.
[16/May/2006:10:24:08 +0300] Started backend /usr/lib/cups/backend/smb (PID
3004) for job 20.

Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2006-05-16 10:42:37 UTC
So this is a printer connected to a Windows machine?

How about if you print the CUPS test page?  Does that work?

Comment 2 Ville Ranki 2006-05-16 11:49:12 UTC
CUPS test page seems to work. Printing now seems to work from
gedit and openoffice also - they didn't work earlier. Maybe 
editing the printer settings without doing anything or rebooting
helped. The A4 postscript test page still prints blank though.

The printer is a network printer connected with smb.

Comment 3 Tim Waugh 2006-05-16 14:10:03 UTC
How are you printing the A4 PostScript test page -- from the
'Administration->Printing' configuration tool, system-config-printer?

Please edit /etc/cups/cupsd.conf and change the 'LogLevel' line to read:

  LogLevel debug2

Then stop CUPS:

  /sbin/service cups stop

Clear out the log file:


and start CUPS again:

  /sbin/service cups start

Try printing the A4 test page again, and then please attach the
/var/log/cups/error_log file.  Thanks.

Comment 4 Ville Ranki 2006-05-16 14:22:22 UTC
Created attachment 129198 [details]
CUPS Error log

Comment 5 Ville Ranki 2006-05-16 14:23:34 UTC
Log attached. I'm using system-config-printer for printing the test page.

Comment 6 Tim Waugh 2006-05-16 14:34:55 UTC
Does this print work?:

lpr -PSALI_LINKKI -oraw /usr/share/printconf/tests/

Comment 7 Ville Ranki 2006-05-16 14:44:42 UTC
Yep, it prints out a good test page.

Comment 8 Tim Waugh 2006-05-16 15:08:25 UTC
Aha.  Sounds like this might be a pstops filter bug.

Please attach /etc/cups/ppd/SALI_LINKKI.ppd.

Comment 9 Tim Waugh 2006-05-16 16:16:15 UTC
Created attachment 129221 [details]

Actually the cause for this might be a bad file.  Please save
the attached file and print it like this:


Does the output now look as expected?  Just to confirm, the original problem
was that you were getting a blank page in _addition_ to the correctly printed
test page, wasn't it?

Comment 10 Ville Ranki 2006-05-17 07:41:53 UTC
Created attachment 129302 [details]
PPD file

Comment 11 Ville Ranki 2006-05-17 07:42:27 UTC
Created attachment 129303 [details]
PPD file

Comment 12 Ville Ranki 2006-05-17 07:56:15 UTC
The test page you attached prints also as blank. And the problem
is that only one blank paper prints when printing ps test page.

Comment 13 Tim Waugh 2006-05-18 11:11:55 UTC
Created attachment 129408 [details]

Please try this file instead.

Comment 14 Ville Ranki 2006-05-18 11:30:45 UTC
This file prints correctly.

Comment 15 Fedora Update System 2006-05-22 17:52:03 UTC
Fixed in system-config-printer-

Comment 16 Ville Ranki 2006-05-23 10:12:32 UTC
I confirm - it works now. Thanks!

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