USB port woes (printer)

Lan Barnes lan at
Tue Jun 15 13:51:45 PDT 2004

On Tue, Jun 15, 2004 at 11:54:04AM -0700, Starren, Erick E CIV wrote:
> > The box is running RH 9. It recognized the printer (both CUPS 
> > and LPRng)
> > and shows its manufacturer etc, so the USB communications are working.
> > But it won't print, saying that the device is out of paper (a lie).
> Lan, we don't do much Linux here, but we do encounter situations 
> like this sometimes.  What we would do at this point is ask ourselves
> if the printer has been proven to work correctly with a (gasp!) 
> Windows machine.  If not, we would try that in order to rule out 
> - or confirm - that the printer itself is faulty and is complaining 
> no matter who or what tries to print to it.

That is a smart test, and I'll do it next time I get to La Mesa to work
on the damned thing ... but I'll have to take it back to Point Loma to
test it, and then back to La Mesa and then ...

But it's a good test.

Lan Barnes                    lan at
Linux Guy, SCM Specialist     858-354-0616

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