Printing being interrupted

Nejc Skoberne nejc at
Fri Jun 15 13:14:29 PDT 2007


My problem is, that when I print a page (Windows or CUPS test page for example), the page starts printing and after approximately one fifth of the page is printed, the page is ejected and another one is taken in by the printer - then the printer starts printing onto the next page where it left off. Also, the second and subsequent prints are somewhat distorted (weird lines being printed besides the expected output). Any ideas?

I tried to use "normal" and "no reset" printer (when choosing printing port), but the behaviour was the same. I also tried setting the driver to the "HP DeskJet 880C Foomatic/hpijs (recommended)" and also to "RAW" (and then letting Windows to use its own driver). No luck with that either.

My environment: I have a HP DeskJet 880C attached via USB to a FreeBSD 6.2 machine and I have installed the following software (ports in FreeBSD):


I have configured printers in smb.conf as follows:

        load printers = yes
        printing = cups
        printcap name = cups
        comment = All Printers
        path = /var/spool/samba
        browseable = no
        public = yes
        writable = no
        printable = yes
        use client driver = yes

And since I am using FreeBSD, I had to tweak devfs.conf a little bit to sort out the permissions issue:

own     lpt0    root:cups
own     ulpt0   root:cups
own     unlpt0  root:cups
perm    lpt0    0660
perm    ulpt0   0660
perm    unlpt0  0660

Also, this is how my printers.conf looks like:

<Printer HP880C>
Info HP DeskJet 880C
Location Doma
DeviceURI usb:/dev/ulpt0
State Idle
StateTime 1181733467
Accepting Yes
Shared Yes
JobSheets none none
QuotaPeriod 0
PageLimit 0
KLimit 0
OpPolicy default
ErrorPolicy stop-printer

Thanks for your help.


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