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#1 2004-01-22 14:01:02

rberry88
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From: Arlington Heights, IL USA
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Problem installing cups -- no symlink??

I had my printer (Epson CX5200) which is connected via a USB cable directly to my computer running just fine with cup+gimp-print+ghostscript under kernel 2.4.22 just the other day. So I compiled 2.6.1 and got everything else up and running (sound, internet, ATI drivers etc) but the only thing I can't get back is printing.

I had cups+gimp-print+ghostscript installed and went to http://localhost:631 and added my printer with no problem. This is where things don't make sense, I can hit the "print test page" button and it says processing but nothing comes out of the printer. It will stay like that for about 10 minutes and then say "device no connected, will retry in 30 seconds". I booted back into my 2.4.22 kernel and everything works fine there still so I boot back to 2.6.1 and nothing. I have cups started (I even restarted it with /etc/rc.d/cups restart) and it successfully restarts. I can do a lpstat -v Epson_CX5200 from the command line and everything looks fine but doesn't work.

I did "pacman -Rd cups gimp-print ghostscript to start again fresh and this removed these, then I did pacman -S cups gimp-print ghostscript and it downloaded and went to install them but now this comes up and I don't know what to link them to:

[root@tux rberry88]# pacman -S cups gimp-print ghostscript

Targets: cups-1.1.20-1 gimp-print-4.2.6rc2-1 ghostscript-7.07.1-4

Proceed with upgrade? [Y/n] Y

checking package integrity... done.
loading package data... done.
checking for file conflicts... done.
installing cups... done.
installing gimp-print... done.
installing ghostscript... done.
/sbin/ldconfig: /usr/lib/libcupsimage.so.2 is not a symbolic link

/sbin/ldconfig: /usr/lib/libcups.so.2 is not a symbolic link

Any help is appreciated as I've spent about 4 days reading, reading and reading and also searching these forums and trying everything suggested but nothing seems to wake up my printer.

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#2 2004-01-22 14:44:08

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Re: Problem installing cups -- no symlink??

try rebuild the packages with abs and report back which one was the cause it looks like you found a bug..


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#3 2004-01-23 00:02:48

rberry88
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From: Arlington Heights, IL USA
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Re: Problem installing cups -- no symlink??

Well I rebuilt with abs and everything checked out OK, no problems with anything there and then I tried re-installing cups+gimp-print+ghostscript and it installed fine. I went back to http://localhost:631 and installed the printer:

Epson_CX5200

Default Destination: Epson_CX5200

    Epson_CX5200     EPSON Stylus CX-5200 - CUPS+Gimp-Print v4.2.6-rc2     
        Description: Epson CX5200
Location: tux
Printer State: idle, accepting jobs.
Device URI: usb:/dev/usblp0

No Active Jobs

Still nothing works, I select "print test page" and nothing happens and it shows this:

Epson_CX5200

Default Destination: Epson_CX5200

    Epson_CX5200     EPSON Stylus CX-5200 - CUPS+Gimp-Print v4.2.6-rc2     
        Description: Epson CX5200
Location: tux
Printer State: processing, accepting jobs.
"Printing page 0, 7%"
Device URI: usb:/dev/usblp0

     ID      Name      User      Size      State      Control      
    Epson_CX5200-8      Test Page      root      15k      processing since
Thu Jan 22 18:05:14 2004       

I'm not sure where to go from here, any suggestions??

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#4 2004-01-23 00:40:25

sarah31
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Re: Problem installing cups -- no symlink??

post your /etc/printcap


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#5 2004-01-23 02:21:59

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Re: Problem installing cups -- no symlink??

Also try

tail /var/log/cups/error_log

Sometimes (although not that often, at least for me) gives a clue.

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#6 2004-01-23 02:22:04

rberry88
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From: Arlington Heights, IL USA
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Re: Problem installing cups -- no symlink??

Here's the /etc/printcap:

[rberry88@tux- rberry88]> su
Password:
[root@tux rberry88]# cat /etc/printcap
# This file was automatically generated by cupsd(8) from the
# /etc/cups/printers.conf file.  All changes to this file
# will be lost.
Epson_CX5200|Epson_CX5200:rm=localhost:rp=Epson_CX5200:
[root@tux rberry88]#

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#7 2004-01-23 02:43:36

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Re: Problem installing cups -- no symlink??

ok i think i may have figured it out. i just noticed you said you were using the 2.6.1 kernel.....if you are using the the module called "printer" from the the 2.4 kernel it will not work as the module in 2.6.x has been renamed to "usblp".

if you have not made this change and loaded this module you could try loading it and trying your printer again.


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#8 2004-01-23 04:00:29

rberry88
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From: Arlington Heights, IL USA
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Re: Problem installing cups -- no symlink??

sarah31 wrote:

ok i think i may have figured it out. i just noticed you said you were using the 2.6.1 kernel.....if you are using the the module called "printer" from the the 2.4 kernel it will not work as the module in 2.6.x has been renamed to "usblp".

if you have not made this change and loaded this module you could try loading it and trying your printer again.

I added the usblp to my rc.conf as a module and it appears I have everything needed compiled in the kernel but when I do "modprobe usblp" I get this:

[root@tux rberry88]# modprobe usblp
FATAL: Error inserting usblp (/lib/modules/2.6.1/kernel/drivers/usb/class/usblp.ko): Invalid module format
[root@tux rberry88]#

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#9 2004-01-23 04:54:48

rberry88
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From: Arlington Heights, IL USA
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Re: Problem installing cups -- no symlink??

Yep already had that:

[root@tux rberry88]# pacman -Q module-init-tools
module-init-tools 0.9.14-3
[root@tux rberry88]#

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