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Duster 12-21-2006 03:15 PM

openSuSE10.2 printing broke
 
Hello all, I had openSUSE 10.2 i386 on 3 computers, now down to one for the time being. It seems I can not print all of a sudden. Was working then stopped on all 3. This is repeatable on Gnome or KDE desktop, to both an Epson injet and a Brother HL-5040 laser. Cups will see it, but it seems YAST2 is broken bad, yet again in this distribution.

When i try to re-install the printer Yast just hangs on 4%, and nothing - for hours. If I set either printer up in cups - I can only print from the cups localhost:631 page, not in Gnome or KDE. the weird part is this also hangs when you drop down to init 3, and run yast. Same hang at 4%. . .

So, from Yast ( and smart on another machine) - I removed Cups, and re-installed it. Well - that just blew up Suse - so at this point it would have been easier to format and re-install. As bad as 10.1 was - i was at least always able to print, and re-configure cups/Yast printing.

i am starting to think Novell is making SUSE more like microsoft . . .

Any ideas what is going on - for when i do try to re-install opensuse 10.2 on a standby computer? I definitely need printing, and am trying to keep suse on some of my computers. Ubuntu, and PCLOS work just great for the time being. . . even an Ubuntu print server through ipp

EDIT --- Read below. using smart to downgrade cups worked ( at least for me ); to restore cups 1.2.7-3
Duster

Chanan 12-21-2006 03:33 PM

YAST2 Printer Appears Broken
 
I also had a similar experience with the Printer. I have a working print system via the various applications after setting up the printer initially in SUSE 10.2, however, I wanted to try a printer reconfig to access CUPS in XFCE. I primarily run a GNOME desktop. After going into YAST2 to reconfig the printer it hanged at 4% and did not move at all.
Has a bug report been sent to OPENSUSE?

I am running the X64 version of OPENSUSE 10.2.

Chanan 12-21-2006 03:48 PM

Bug Reported
 
Looks like a bug report was filed today as Bug 230253 and coincides with the lastest CUPS update patch. The driver database is what seems to hang at 4%.

Duster 12-22-2006 04:20 AM

Thank for the update. dec 21 is my aniversary so i am not looking too deep into it. The update is greatly appreciated. Hopefully this will get fixed soon, since his release is really good, but for this fatal flaw.

Chanan 12-22-2006 11:10 AM

Update on Broken YAST Printer
 
Seems there are multiple bug reports on this one.
The bug report that is presently being worked on is 229231.

mordak 01-06-2007 09:05 PM

Any one get any further with their CUPS woes? I am unable to print via a networked HP Desk Jet 722C using a D-Link DP300U print server. It can connect and see the print server but I never can print to the printer.

slackass 01-07-2007 09:13 PM

They issued an update fix for this but I had to get a new update source to get it.---?????????

mordak 01-08-2007 05:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slackass
They issued an update fix for this but I had to get a new update source to get it.---?????????

You're not sure of the update source then? I'd love to get it figured out. I spent all weekend tweaking with no luck.

Duster 01-08-2007 07:20 AM

what I have done for now is DOWNGRADED to the origional cups that came on the DVD for openSuse 10.2.

Sorry it took so long to get back, but I just set up by opensuse 10.2 print server today. moved from an Ubuntu.

mordak 01-08-2007 02:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Duster
what I have done for now is DOWNGRADED to the origional cups that came on the DVD for openSuse 10.2.

Sorry it took so long to get back, but I just set up by opensuse 10.2 print server today. moved from an Ubuntu.

Thanks man I'll give that a shot and see what happens. Thanks.:cool:

mordak 01-08-2007 06:31 PM

OK I give up, how the heck did you downgrade your installation? I tried to remove the cups rpm in Yast but no dice. I also tried the "Remove Software" deal and that didn't work either. :confused:

slackass 01-08-2007 10:07 PM

Well, yesterday I installed a new update source that fixed one of my boxes. Now, today the only one that worked hung right at the same place,(4%).

Duster 01-09-2007 07:20 PM

Sorry - I should have stated. I use Smart. I hate the Suse updater.

You can literally just copy and paste from this site.
http://susewiki.org/index.php?title=Smart

Most of the time I prefer the command line, but for this I preferred the gui.

once you get smart in

smart update
smart install smart-gui

then
smart --gui

in the search type cups
select the older version.

I hope this helps

The Cups that is working for me is 1.2.7-3@i586
I also have an openSUSE 10.2 print server runng from this, as well as this laptop, and another desktop.

Some reason why 1.2.7-3.2 is hanging @ 4%

Try out smart. i think you will like it, and I do hope it helps.


I believe the problem (from what I can see in smart) is there is no cups client 1.2.7-3.2, only 1.2.7-3.

mordak 01-10-2007 05:32 AM

Thanks very much for the info. I will give it a shot and see what happens. ;)

Duster 01-10-2007 05:30 PM

Today I saw there was a cups update to cups 1.2.7-3.3
I updated through Smart and this one is worse than the buggy 1.2.7-3.2
3.2 just hung at 4%
3.3 Hangs at 4% and will forever ( I presume ) run my A64 3200+ at 100% CPU - and does Nothing
So, from my experience, still do not update cups. 3.3 is still broken very bad.

# cat /proc/version
Linux version 2.6.18.2-34-default (geeko@buildhost) (gcc version 4.1.2 20061115 (prerelease) (SUSE Linux)) #1 SMP Mon Nov 27 11:46:27 UTC 2006

I was able to use smart to downgrade once again to cups 1.2.7-3. I had to kill Yast with control-alt-esc, then re-run smart --gui. Only small catch is I had to go to init 3, then back to init 5 to get my KDE desktop happy again.
Either way - I was able to get my printing back with cups 1.2.7-3 via SMART.

As I tried right now, bugzilla is down at the link from http://en.opensuse.org/Submitting_Bu...eporting_a_Bug. So I can not report this yet.
"An error occurred while loading https://bugzilla.novell.com/enter_bu...openSUSE+10.2:
Could not connect to host bugzilla.novell.com."

Please let me know if the SMART fix to downgrade to 1.2.7-3 works. If enough people get that to work - should this be a sticky for opensuse 10.2?

Duster


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