hello all,

I somehow managed to foobar my CUPS printing system. I had it working and I don't even know what I did to break things, but in an attempt to fix things, I uninstalled all the cups packages, updated my ports tree from CVS, and rebuilt everything. Now I don't get any errors, but I also can't seem to print.

here is my setup:
I have CUPS running on a FreeBSD 4.10 system with an HP Laserjet 1100A connected to the parallel port (lpt0). I have the cups packages installed:
[EMAIL PROTECTED] ~# pkg_info | grep cups
cups-1.1.20.0 The Common UNIX Printing System: Metaport to install comple
cups-base-1.1.20.0 The Common UNIX Printing System: headers, libs, & daemons
cups-lpr-1.1.20.0 The CUPS BSD and system V compatibility binaries (lp* comma
cups-pstoraster-7.07_1 GNU Postscript interpreter for CUPS printing to non-PS prin


The daemon starts and I added my printer like normal using the parallel (interrupt) option. I selected the HP Laserjet PPD which comes with CUPS. I believe it uses the espgs filter, also included with the cups ports.

When I print, the job says it's printing and it's 12% done. And then it stays that way indefinitely. I can see the job in the queue both from LPQ and from the webpage. I also seem to have the following processes:

root 148 1 148 c37c9040 0 Ss ?? 0:01.92 /usr/local/sbin/cupsd
root 400 148 148 c37c9040 0 I ?? 0:00.01 golllum 2 root Test Page 1 /var/spool/cups/d00002-001 (pstops)
root 401 148 148 c37c9040 0 I ?? 0:00.01 /bin/sh /usr/local/libexec/cups/filter/pstoraster 2 root Test Page 1
root 402 148 148 c37c9040 0 I ?? 0:00.02 golllum 2 root Test Page 1 (rastertohp)
root 403 148 148 c37c9040 0 S ?? 0:00.10 parallel:/dev/lpt0 2 root Test Page 1 (parallel)
root 404 401 148 c37c9040 0 I ?? 0:00.63 /usr/local/bin/espgs -dQUIET -dDEBUG -dPARANOIDSAFER -dNOPAUSE -dBATCH -dNOMEDIAATTRS -sDEVICE=cups -sstdout=%stderr -sOUTPUTFILE=%stdout -c -



These processes hang around indefinitely. If I kill off the "parallel:/dev/lpt0" process, the job gets cancelled.


I thought at first it was the printer, but I tried power-cycling the printer and the computer without success. This was working before I started mucking with my CUPS configuration, so I figure there is something obvious I'm missing.

Does anyone have any ideas?

Thanks!

--Andy

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