Canon portable printer is detected when USB cable is plugged in (using a Centronics parallel printer port to USB adapter cable). Acer computer prompts user to select correct driver. We select Canon BJC-70 from list. Printer test works fine using CUPS v1.3.x. We can print from any application without difficulty.
The printer configuration - localhost window lists the printer as "Unknown". I added the description "Canon" and the Device URI is listed as hal:///org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/usb_device_ffffffff_ffffffff_noserial_printer_noserial
Next time we boot the computer and try to print, application (or printer configuration "Printer Test" button) submits job. Printer job status hangs on Processing.
- unplugging everything and connecting printer only after computer is on
- starting computer with printer on and plugged in
- plugging into different USB ports
The best procedure we've come up so far is:
- delete the "Untitled" printer
- Unplug the USB cable
- wait about 15 seconds
- plug the USB cable in again
- wait for the computer to recognize the printer connection
- select Canon
- select BJC-70
- set as default printer
Acer Aspire 1 running Linpus Light.
Printer configuration (addition to URI entry above):
- Make and model: Canon BJC-70 Foomatic/bjc600 (recommended)
- Printer state: Idle
- State: Enabled checkbox checked
- State: Accepting jobs checkbox checked
- Default printer: This is the default printer
- Status at the bottom of the window says: Connected to localhost
If the printer is turned off while plugged in, the "Printer state: Idle" doesn't change even after the Refresh button is pressed.
Pardon my newbieness - here are some thoughts:
Would our problem be because the restart causes the HAL to reserve a spot for the previously detected USB device but the printer is somehow recognized as a new device (with an appropriate driver) so the "install driver" doesn't show up?
I was expecting a URI of usb:/something something something rather than the hal:///yadda yadda.
I'm trying to think out of the box so any assistance would be appreciated.