Printing problem on FC13

fred smith fredex at
Sat Jul 3 02:05:59 UTC 2010

On Fri, Jul 02, 2010 at 03:19:28PM +0100, Tim Waugh wrote:
> On Fri, 2010-07-02 at 09:15 -0400, fred smith wrote:
> > however on F13 I couldn't make it work that way. the job would be put in
> > the queue and there it would sit. I'd find the printer disabled, re-enable
> > it and it would be disabled again. try the print troubleshooter and after
> > entering the root password twice and clicking a few times it would tell me
> > that the problem is because the printer was disabled. re-enable it and 
> > it just gets disabled AGAIN.
> If you have jobs in the queue, and there is some problem with one of the
> filters, each time you enable it the next job will fail and cause it to
> become disabled.
> The way around that is to clear out *all* the jobs in the queue.  Cancel
> them all.
> After that, running the troubleshooter should get you enough information
> to report a bug.
> I know that you now have your printer working, but I'd be very grateful
> if you could re-visit this and have another go at getting
> troubleshooting information about this problem.

Tim, et al:

Today I cannot reproduce the problem I described above :(

I do recall seeing more than one update come thru in the weeks since I
installed F13, updates for both cups and for foomatic, so I suppose it's
possible that something related was fixed.

However, while fooling with it this evening, I went thru all the suggested
printer drivers that come up when I choose Brother HL2060 as the printer
model (it's not a 2060, it's a 2070N, but that's the closest one by model
name/number, so I used it because I've used it successfully before on earlier
Fedora versions.)

I suppose the issues I'll report below could simply be because the
printer I've got isn't quite the one I told it I  had...

Tonight, ALL of them "work", for values of "work", except the one labeled
"Brother HL-2060 Foomatic/Postscript [en]" which prints a couple hundred
pages of blank paper in place of the cups test page.

all the rest of them work fairly well, though I think the best one is
"Brother HL-2060 Foomatic/hl1250 [en]", as it actually supports all the
resolutions the 2070 provides. 

Of the remaining ones that print, some produce noticeably crisper type
than some of the others, the lj4dith, lj5gray, ljet4, and pxlmono all
produce good crisp looking type.

note that the only graphics I saw were the grayscale images on the
CUPS test page, so I can't really speak to their graphics performance.

Is anything here worth entering into Bugzilla? (I kinda don't think so...)


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