I am trying to get a Canon LBP2900 laser printer working under F9.
Alas, the driver is (apparently) closed and not included in the Caps
package, which might be a reason to avoid this printer, but be that as
it may, one can download a Linux driver easily enough from Canon:
These are the latest RPMs:
2007-12-03 08:49 cndrvcups-capt-1.60-1.i386.rpm
2007-12-03 08:49 cndrvcups-common-1.60-1.i386.rpm
Once installed, CAPS automatically recognizes the printer and selects
what appears to be the correct driver:
Canon LBP2900 CAPT ver.1.5
Likewise, the printer shows up properly in dmesg:
usb 1-4: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 26
usb 1-4: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
usblp1: USB Bidirectional printer dev 26 if 0 alt 0 proto 2 vid 0x04A9
usb 1-4: New USB device found, idVendor=04a9, idProduct=2676
usb 1-4: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
usb 1-4: Product: Canon CAPT USB Device
usb 1-4: Manufacturer: Canon
usb 1-4: SerialNumber: 0000A380HGkZ
but if I try a test page, nothing happens. The only indication that
something is wrong is this error message repeatedly displayed in dmesg:
usblp1: error -32 reading printer status
Any ideas what is going on here?
On Mon, 30 Jun 2008 21:05:38 +0100, Frank Murphy wrote:
[In a long thread, called "Hardware browser??" about ways to
configure a PC with unknown video card, so that it can use a HP w2207h
> look under /var/log/Xorg.0.log
> it will give you a lot of info about your monitor and card.
> If your unsure what to look for.
> Start a new tread with maybe subject: help with setting up graphics/
I made that "cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log|most" and started slogging.
Other than the two lines below, I see nothing that even might be
===== ===== =====
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE OEM: VIA K8M890CE
(II) <default pointer>: Setting mouse protocol to "ExplorerPS/2" (It's
actually a USB mouse, currently behind a MiniView G-CSIO4U KVM switch.)
===== ===== =====
Btw, I *run* machines behind the KVM switch; but I *install* OSs,
one machine at a time, with the machine pulled out from behind the switch
and connected directly to the peripherals.
Beartooth Staffwright, PhD, Neo-Redneck Linux Convert
Fedora 8 & 9; Alpine 1.10, Pan 0.132; Privoxy 3.0.6;
nine (count 'em -- nine) different browsers
Remember I know precious little of what I am talking about.
For some reason, I am prevented from installing
lame. I have the livna repository and tried
yum install lame and got:
yum install lame
Loading "priorities" plugin
adobe 100% |=========================| 951 B
livna 100% |=========================| 2.1 kB
primary.sqlite.bz2 100% |=========================| 378 kB 00:02
fedora 100% |=========================| 2.1 kB
kde-redhat-all 100% |=========================| 951 B
kde-redhat 100% |=========================| 1.1 kB
dag 100% |=========================| 1.1 kB
updates 100% |=========================| 2.3 kB
freshrpms 100% |=========================| 2.1 kB
131 packages excluded due to repository priority protections
Setting up Install Process
Parsing package install arguments
--> Running transaction check
---> Package lame.i386 0:3.97-6.lvn8 set to be updated
--> Processing Dependency: lame-libs = 3.97-6.lvn8 for package: lame
--> Running transaction check
---> Package lame-libs.i386 0:3.97-6.lvn8 set to be updated
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Package Arch Version Repository
lame i386 3.97-6.lvn8 livna
Installing for dependencies:
lame-libs i386 3.97-6.lvn8 livna
Install 2 Package(s)
Update 0 Package(s)
Remove 0 Package(s)
Total download size: 460 k
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Running Transaction Test
Finished Transaction Test
Transaction Check Error:
file /usr/lib/libmp3lame.so.0.0.0 from install of
lame-libs-3.97-6.lvn8.i386 conflicts with file from package
So what can I do to get lame installed?
I noticed my f9 system was slow and checked CPU usage with top.
top showed a process called kerneloops sucking 98% of the CPU.
Is this normal? If not, what is one supposed to do to provide debugging
this guide is the best guide for Fedora 9!
How to setup MP3 and Video codecs, ATI and Nvidia drivers,
CompizFusion, etc... you need it they got it :)
Probably most of your question about Fedora 9 are answered there and
the solutions are simple.
There are some errors still left from Fedora 8 guide, so please create
wiki account and help clean it out and if you have some new tips &
tricks please add them.
For example the date for release of Fedora 9 was still left from Fedora 8 :)
And this is the latest one I'm correcting right now:
To see what Fedora 8 will look like check out the tour!!! (but the
link goes correctly to Fedora 9 tour page)
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When a PDF page is displayed via the Acroread plugin in Firefox, the
(sub) window containing the displayed PDF info never gets focus. This
makes it impossible, among other things, to search the PDF using the
Acroread search function. If I save the PDF to a file and then display
it using acroread, the window gets focus in the normal way and search
What is going on? How can this be fixed?
Thanks - jon
Yes I know Fedora is a testing ground. Yes I know most of you tigers
think I am stupid and for some good grounds. But I am a muli-million
dollar person who worries not about gasoline prices or where the next
meal comes from.
But I DO worry why I can't get F8 to work. It works a few days and
then goes to hell. So I am back here on F7 which seems to work well. At
least the audio is good and I can do things I must.
Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
PGP 4208 4D6E 595F 22B9 FF1C ECB6 4A3C 2C54 FE23 53A7
A Lenovo Laptop running Windows Vista locked out the teacher who was issued the computer at school. The teacher forgot the password. I have successfully used the SystemRescue CD http://www.sysresccd.org/Main_Page with the utitlity ntpass many times. This time, it failed. I also tried the cd from http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/ which is the same. The laptop locked the teacher out and he could not login. I told them it was a snap and boy was I wrong. The cd locates the users and apparently all looks good and when we reboot we try with a blank password and we cannot log on. Trying other livecd's also gets us nowhere. There apparently is some garbage on the C:\Windows\system\system32 directory that prevents the ntpasswd from doing its job. When viewing the filesystem which should be NTFS, the programs accessing the drive report that the fs is fusebulk. I have not heard about fusebulk filesystem.
There has to be some sort of encryption on the drive to prevent the password blank from working.
Does anyone have any other tools that can reset the password in such a case?
Is the only solution to reformat and reinstall?
All Comments/Suggestions welcome.
I have reinstalled Fedora 9 (not an upgrade) onto a system that used
to run F7 fine
(except for a new video card, see below).
Now I am seeing intermittent system hangs or lockups; probably about 2
or 3 per day.
This happens most often if I'm scrolling a page in Firefox with the
mouse wheel, but
it has happened a few other times too. Usually when this happens I'm
doing very little
other than viewing a webpage or typing at the terminal shell. No
music or video is playing;
screen saver is not running. Usually the only major apps in use when
are Firefox, Thunderbird, terminals, and emacs. I have not enabled
any of the Gnome
When the system hangs, the mouse cursor will continue to move, but it
is very jumpy
and sluggish. But otherwise the system is completely unresponsive
(not just slow).
Nothing visible on the screen updates at all, mouse clicks are not
input does nothing. I can not even switch out to a console window, or
any of the
ctrl+alt sequences. The only thing I can do is to do a hard power-off
When the system comes back up I can not find any information about what may
have happened. Log files just go silent at the instant the hang occurs.
All F9 updates are applied. Running kernel 126.96.36.199-55.fc9.i686. No custom
drivers or packages, and very little customization...mainly
This system is a Dell Optiplex GX270 (4-5 yrs old) with a Pentium 4 3GHz cpu
with hyperthreading enabled, 1 MB ram. I am using LVM and LUKS encryption
on the swap and /home.
The only hardware change in the system was replacing my old PCI graphics
card (Matrox Millenium II) with a brand new ATI Stealth X1050 AGP. This was
necessary because the F9 graphical install was unusable; as the old card only
had VGA output and the installer's X11 could not properly auto-detect the LCD
widescreen monitor and was trying to drive it at too high a frequency. I needed
to have DVI output for the F9 graphical install to work; so I had to get a new
Does anybody have any ideas what might be happening; and is there anything
I can do to help diagnose this problem or obtain more information that may
Running Fedora 8 32 bit on an Intel 1.6ghz. (This box has run Fedora
since FC Test 3.) (Latest yum updates.)
About 2 weeks ago, my sound/video system started playing back
everything at double-triple speed!
Actually video seems like double speed but audio is like 3-4x!
Over the time in years from FC3, 4, 5, 6, 8, there have been various
multimedia engines installed on this box.
I have no idea where to start!
Any idea please?