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Old 06-30-2004, 03:55 AM   #1
grendel-IT
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mandrake 10 prints a page at every startup!


Hi,
every time I start mandrake 10 during system boot if the printer il connected (lpt0) it loads a paper and after some minutes (usually the system is ready to roll) it eject the paper where I found some alpha characters! I really don't know what to do!
If i connect the printer when the system is reaady no papers are loaded.
When I try to print everything works correctly.
Someone can help me?
Thanks,
Enrico
 
Old 06-30-2004, 04:09 AM   #2
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CUPS

I don't really know what the specific problem maybe, but I suggest that you check, if there are any outstanding jobs using the KDE print manager, if you use KDE, if not you can access it from your browser using http://localhost:631 .Check to see if there are any pending print jobs that may need cancelling or if your configuration settings are right for the particular printer you are using. Another solution maybe to delete the printer and run the setup again and ensure you choose the right drivers for your printer. I hope this helps if not send a message with the type of printer you are using.
 
Old 06-30-2004, 06:01 AM   #3
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I've tried to dinsinstall and reinstall the printer but nothing is happened! :-\ I still got the page problem.
The printer is a hp deskjet 5652.
I've downloaded the ppd file from linuxprinting and copied it in /etc/cups/ppd/ (I've looked for dir conteining others .ppd file). The setup suggested me a bad printer, then I've choosed the 5653 from the list.
Printed the test page, restarted and I still have the problem :-\
thank you
 
Old 07-23-2004, 09:20 PM   #4
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paper load at boot mandrake 10

My printer does the same. At every boot (unless one is already there) it loads a page as if getting ready to print something. It will sit there boot after boot until I print something and then the page having memorized the curl around the printer spool jams and causes the page I print to jam.

Sure would like to know how to stop it.

jack
 
Old 07-23-2004, 10:37 PM   #5
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Originally posted by grendel-IT
The printer is a hp deskjet 5652.
The setup suggested me a bad printer, then I've choosed the 5653 from the list.
Printed the test page, restarted and I still have the problem :-\
thank you
So, you have a 5652, and you chose the 5653 driver?
Sounds like a longshot, but then again, Linksys changed whole chipsets for "versions" of the same model (wireless card).
 
Old 07-24-2004, 10:01 PM   #6
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What kernel version are you running? I didn't have the same problem as you, but with the stock mdk10 kernel, my printer would spit out blank paper instead of printing. There was a bug in a usb driver. Once I upgraded my kernel, everything worked fine.
 
Old 07-26-2004, 12:00 PM   #7
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Mdk 10 + HP

Well, I have similar to yours problem. I have Mandrake 10 Official edition plus HP LaserJet 3330. When I end configuration of the printer, it always prints page with only one letter on it. Also my printer doesnt want to work over LAN with CUPS. Sometimes if i got luck, it shows "Printing" on printer's LCD. If someone knows whats the problem, please let me know, ok?
 
Old 07-26-2004, 12:15 PM   #8
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I had problems with 10 CE getting it to print at all and I totally removed CUPS and related packages and reinstalled it... that fixed it. Although it worked, I had the same problem with a LaserJet 5P. It would send chars to the printer on bootup and then if I printed something, it always fed a blank page with one char on it.

I have since installed 10 OE and I have no problem with it at all.

I found that the Windows built in drivers will print over the network to the 5P on the Mandrake box, but the HP drivers won't print and they ususually crash.

If printing from Windows, add this in /etc/samba/smb.conf under the [printers] section:

use client driver=yes

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