On Tue, 10 Jul 2007 08:52:57 -0400 William Bulley <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> I have an HP 1320 (only has USB and parallel support) hooked > to a FreeBSD 6.2-STABLE box using a USB cable. > > I have configured /dev/ulpt0 into my /etc/printcap file. > > Everything works fine and I am happy with this setup except > for one odd behaviour. The last page of a multi-page print > job will "linger" - somewhere - while the green light on the > HP continues to blink -- as if data were being sent to it. > > The lpq(1) command reports "no entries" when run, and then > about a minute or two later, this "last page" gets printed. > > Is there some configuration that I am missing? Is this an > artifact of the USB protocol? Is this the way the HP 1320 > laser printer operates? Is this a feature (or bug) of the > USB printer driver /dev/ulpt0 that is not documented? I've > read the man pages and searched using Google to see if this > is a known problem. Any suggestions will be gladly accepted. > I can live with this behaviour, but it seems very odd. Hello William, Do you have any ulpt0 configuration in /etc/rc.local? If the printer port is interrupt-driven, try polled standard mode, i.e. add lptcontrol -p -d /dev/[printer-port] to your /etc/rc.local. The kind of behaviour you described can occur in the interrupt mode (including cutting pages, printing them in chunks, etc.). Also try to switch the printer to the parallel port; if both can serve the printer, I'd always use the parallel one. If this doesn't help, please post here the content of your /etc/printcap and 'dmesg | grep ulpt0'. Nikola Lečić _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"