Bug#504278: HP USB LaserJet printer disabled on first attempt to print
rleigh at codelibre.net
Thu Nov 6 19:48:46 UTC 2008
reassign 504278 hal-cups-utils 0.6.16-2
On Thu, Nov 06, 2008 at 07:00:21PM +0000, Daniel Pocock wrote:
> I did the following:
> 1. Remove the package hal-cups-utils:
> dpkg --purge hal-cups-utils
> 2. Enable the printer again in http://localhost:631 (it was still
> disabled from the previous error)
> 3. Reboot
> 4. Test again - problem appears to be gone, document printed immediately
OK, thanks for testing. It looks like this is the same as the bug in Ubuntu
I pointed to earlier today. I'll reassign it to hal-cups-utils.
> Given their ubiquity in the market, it would be nice if HP printers
> worked out of the box with lenny
Yes, it should be fixed now in newer versions of this package.
Josselin/Debian GNOME people, would it be possible to backport the specific
patch from upstream git for Lenny? This does make printing to an HP printer
essentially unusable due to hal-cups-utils disabling the printer, and
requiring admin privs to re-enable it. Previous mails in this bug contain
references to Ubuntu bugs where upstream mentions the fix.
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