[Novalug] keep loosing printer capability in Ubuntu
dan_arico at aricosystems.com
Tue Jan 2 15:54:05 EST 2007
On Tue January 2 2007 3:26 pm, Bonnie Dalzell wrote:
> Periodically my Ubuntu installation looses the ability to send files
> to my HP MP5 postscript Laser printer.
> I know it is not hardware related because I can dual boot the computer
> into an alternate (no windoze OS) and the printer and computer
> interact just fine.
> I recently tried to install a DTP program called Pagestream Pro 5.
> Then I sent a page to the printer.
> Some of the page printed out.
> Then all the status lights on the printer went on at once.
> Since then I can't get anything to print from Linus although stuff
> prints ok from the other boot.
It sounds like you've got something in the print queue.
How much memory do you have in the printer? I know that overflowing the
printer memory will cause a problem like this. If Pagestream sent an
ultra-high density page to the printer, that's what did it. Your
printing system is waiting for the printer to clear a flag signifying
that it finished. That isn't going to happen so you have to clear the
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