[Pkg-cups-devel] Bug#383091: cupsys: failure to connect to usb printer

Mark Niven mniven at trendline.co.il
Tue Aug 15 00:10:26 UTC 2006

Package: cupsys
Version: 1.2.2-1
Severity: important

My problem seems to be related to bugs #373899, 215468 and 347522 in 
particular, but since these have been closed and I am using the latest 
cupsys 1.2.2, I am reporting a new bug.
I have been unsuccessfully trying to print to my Brother laser printer 
connected by usb. The CUPS web interface happily detects it on
usb://Brother/HL-5150D%20series , but when I try to print a test page it 
responds "Printer not connected; will retry in 30 seconds..."
Looking in the error log reveals repeated messages
"CUPS-Get-Default client-error-not-found: No default printer"
However, sending a PS file directly > /dev/usb/lp0 works, so the printer 
is connected and working.
It seems that cupsys is unable to read correctly the printer status and 
concludes it is not connected when it is - even though seconds before it 
quite happily detected the presence of the printer.
I would also appreciate enlightenment regarding the secret of the 
connection between the new usb://... uri and the /dev/... to check  
permissions etc (I am sure I have missed something obvious in the 
Thanks fo the help
-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.17-1-686
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages cupsys depends on:
ii  adduser                  3.96            Add and remove users and groups
ii  cupsys-common            1.2.2-1         Common UNIX Printing System(tm) - 
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]    1.5.3           Debian configuration management sy
ii  gs-esp                   8.15.2.dfsg.1-1 The Ghostscript PostScript interpr
ii  libacl1                  2.2.41-1        Access control list shared library
ii  libc6                    2.3.6-19        GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcupsimage2            1.2.2-1         Common UNIX Printing System(tm) - 
ii  libcupsys2               1.2.2-1         Common UNIX Printing System(tm) - 
ii  libdbus-1-2              0.62-4          simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libgnutls13              1.4.1-1         the GNU TLS library - runtime libr
ii  libldap2                 2.1.30-13+b1    OpenLDAP libraries
ii  libpam0g                 0.79-3.1        Pluggable Authentication Modules l
ii  libpaper1                1.1.19          Library for handling paper charact
ii  libslp1                  1.2.1-5         OpenSLP libraries
ii  lsb-base                 3.1-12          Linux Standard Base 3.1 init scrip
ii  patch                    2.5.9-4         Apply a diff file to an original
ii  perl-modules             5.8.8-6.1       Core Perl modules
ii  poppler-utils [xpdf-util 0.4.5-4.1       PDF utilitites (based on libpopple
ii  procps                   1:3.2.7-2       /proc file system utilities
ii  zlib1g                   1:1.2.3-13      compression library - runtime

Versions of packages cupsys recommends:
ii  cupsys-client           1.2.2-1          Common UNIX Printing System(tm) - 
ii  foomatic-filters        3.0.2-20060712-1 linuxprinting.org printer support 
ii  smbclient               3.0.23b-1        a LanManager-like simple client fo

-- debconf information:
* cupsys/raw-print: true
* cupsys/backend: ipp, lpd, parallel, socket, usb

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