Printer out of paper

Printer out of paper

Post by Bart Milbur » Sun, 31 Dec 1899 09:00:00



My printer (HP DeskJet 600C) always reports it's out of paper.
The printer works fine from windows and works fine
from another RH6.0 box.

On this box I'm running RH6.1 and I've already added the
alias parport_lowlevel parport_pc
to /etc/conf.modules to get printtool to detect the
printer.

In the /var/log/messages file I see

Nov 12 12:06:17 rtr kernel: parport0: PC-style at 0x378 [SPP,PS2]
Nov 12 12:06:18 rtr kernel: parport0: no IEEE-1284 device present.
Nov 12 12:06:18 rtr kernel: lp0: using parport0 (polling).
Nov 12 12:06:40 rtr kernel: lp0 out of paper

But the printer has paper. If I plug the printer into
my RH6.0 box or a windows box it prints fine.

Any ideas?

Could it be an interrupt or address?

Below is the output from /proc/ioports and /proc/interrupts.


0000-001f : dma1
0020-003f : pic1
0040-005f : timer
0060-006f : keyboard
0070-007f : rtc
0080-008f : dma page reg
00a0-00bf : pic2
00c0-00df : dma2
00f0-00ff : fpu
01e8-01ef : ide2
01f0-01f7 : ide0
02f8-02ff : serial(auto)
0300-031f : NE2000
0378-037a : parport0
03c0-03df : vga+
03e0-03e1 : i82365
03ee-03ee : ide2
03f6-03f6 : ide0
03f8-03ff : serial(auto)
fc00-fc7f : eth1

           CPU0
  0:      62141          XT-PIC  timer
  1:        204          XT-PIC  keyboard
  2:          0          XT-PIC  cascade
  3:       6547          XT-PIC  NE2000
  4:         16          XT-PIC  serial
  8:          1          XT-PIC  rtc
 10:          4          XT-PIC  ide2
 12:       4199          XT-PIC  eth1
 13:          1          XT-PIC  fpu
 14:      66908          XT-PIC  ide0
 15:          4          XT-PIC  i82365
NMI:          0

Thanks

Bart Milburn

 
 
 

Printer out of paper

Post by Mark Bratche » Sun, 31 Dec 1899 09:00:00



> My printer (HP DeskJet 600C) always reports it's out of paper.
> The printer works fine from windows and works fine
> from another RH6.0 box.

Here's what I'd try first:

1. Try switching parallel cables and see if the problem follows the
cable.

2. If you have a parallel port I/O card in the PC that fails, switch it
with another card and see if that fixes it.

The PC is not seeing the PError/ signal go high on the parallel cable,
so it is most likely the cable or the parallel port card (you already
proved that it's not the printer).

HTH
--
Mark Bratcher

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