cups 1.3.6-2 printer no longer prints

Frank Cox theatre at
Fri Feb 29 01:56:10 UTC 2008

After running "yum update" last night and getting, among other things, an
update to the above version of cups, one of my printers no longer works.

I have a Samsung ML-1210 connected via the parallel port to a machine running
F8/x86_64.  After the update, I can no longer get anything to print.

Going through system-config-printer and hitting "print test page" brings up a
window that say s"Submitted  Test page submitted as job 79" (the number
increments every time) but nothing prints and the busy light on the printer
never starts flashing so it apparently receives no data.  The button changes
from "print test page" to "Cancel tests" when I close the "submitted" window, so
I click that, and that's all there is to that.  The "Printer state" line on the
screen never changes from "idle".

Going through http://localhost:631 and printing a test page from there says
that the test page was sent, but when I check the list of jobs there are "no
jobs" and the printer never does anything at all there either.

I have removed and reinstalled the ML-1210 printer several times through
system-config-printer but nothing changes.  I have switched the printer off and
back on, and even rebooted the whole computer a couple of times.

Here is what I get in /var/log/cups/error.log when I click the "print test
page" button in system-config-printer:

I [28/Feb/2008:19:46:22 -0600] [Job 79] Adding start banner page "none".
I [28/Feb/2008:19:46:22 -0600] [Job 79] Adding job file of type
application/postscript. I [28/Feb/2008:19:46:22 -0600] [Job 79] Adding end
banner page "none". I [28/Feb/2008:19:46:22 -0600] [Job 79] Queued on "ML-1210"
by "guest". I [28/Feb/2008:19:46:22 -0600] [Job 79] Started
filter /usr/lib/cups/filter/pstops (PID 3573) I [28/Feb/2008:19:46:22 -0600]
[Job 79] Started filter /usr/lib/cups/filter/foomatic-rip (PID 3574) I
[28/Feb/2008:19:46:22 -0600] [Job 79] Started
backend /usr/lib/cups/backend/parallel (PID 3575) I [28/Feb/2008:19:46:22
-0600] [Job 79] Completed successfully.

MELVILLE THEATRE ~ Melville Sask ~

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