Bug#504278: HP USB LaserJet printer disabled on first attempt to print

Roger Leigh 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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