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Old 11-21-2005, 04:15 AM   #1
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USB printer problem. Printing stops


I have a printer problem which has persisted in several distros, Slackware 9.1 and 10.2, Kubuntu and Mepis.

I am running CUPS

My Brother 1250 worls fine off a parallel port.

The problem is with my Epson Stylus Color 740 which is connected to a USB port.

When I try to print the test page the printing starts and consistently stops part of the way down the page. The printer manager reports that 20% of the page has been printed and it is still printing. It remains stopped and stuck. The only way of getting the printer going again is to turn it off and on, and disconnect and reconnect the usb part. The same happens on trying to print anything. It stops part the way through. The printer works fine from Windows 98.

The persistance of the problem leads me to suspect that it is in the hardware, Athlon 700, USB 1.

Any ideas?

Alan
 
Old 11-29-2005, 02:01 PM   #2
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give the output of dmesg command

secondly do your printer administration through CUPS server which runs on port 613

remove the printer and administer it again

http://127.0.0.1:613
 
Old 11-29-2005, 03:11 PM   #3
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Removing and adding the printer again through the CUPS server gets the same result.

Stops 20% through the page

dmesg shows
hub.c: new USB device 00:07.4-2, assigned address 3
hub.c: USB hub found
hub.c: 4 ports detected
hub.c: new USB device 00:07.4-2.4, assigned address 4
usb.c: USB device 4 (vend/prod 0x4b8/0x1) is not claimed by any active driver.
usb.c: registered new driver usblp
printer.c: usblp0: USB Bidirectional printer dev 4 if 0 alt 0 proto 2 vid 0x04B8 pid 0x0001
printer.c: v0.13: USB Printer Device Class driver
printer.c: usblp0: nonzero read/write bulk status received: -110
 
Old 12-13-2005, 08:54 PM   #4
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your printer is detected u only have to add the printer

so as a root user either

#kprinter

or

http://127.0.0.1:631
 
Old 12-14-2005, 03:39 AM   #5
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As I wrote. Adding the printer is not the problem. Connecting to CUPS is not the problem. The problem is that printing stops in the middle of the page.
 
Old 12-16-2005, 03:19 PM   #6
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Sounds like a printer driver issue. Where did you get it?

I use ESP Print Pro for my printing. It offers a fully functioning driver for your printer. Check it out at: http://www.easysw.com/printpro/
 
Old 12-17-2005, 12:32 PM   #7
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I have used the Epson Stylus Color 740 - CUPS+Gimp-Print v4.2.7 driver that came with the installation and off the linux printers site.

I suspect that this is a USB issue myself
 
Old 12-28-2005, 05:10 AM   #8
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