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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
Distribution: SUSE 10.0, openSUSE 10.2, PCLINUX OS .93A
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?
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.
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.
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 188.8.131.52-34-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.