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[Bug 1258919] Re: 067b:2305 printing issue with parallel-to-usb adapter



I upgraded the bios; here is the version :

root@rubedo:~# dmidecode -s bios-version ; dmidecode -s bios-release-date

As I expected, the cups behavior did not change; nor the successful
print through usblp

What is your suggestion now ?

Best regards
R. Grasso

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  067b:2305 printing issue with parallel-to-usb adapter

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Bug description:
  I have an old HP Deskjet 710C parallel printer. I really don't print a lot, so it ages well. I just replaced my former desktop with a new barebone without parallel port - no space to embed a PCI  IEEE 1284 adapter. So I just bought a cable which is a parallel-to-usb adapter : it is a Sweex adapter, the kernel recognizes it as :
  Prolific Technology, Inc. PL2305 Parallel Port

  I configured cups to use this new adapter, with the same old pnm2ppa
  driver. When I try to print a test page from cups (or other printings)
  it goes well, until close to the end, when the printing suddenly
  stops, without the sheet being released : I have to power off the
  printer, which as a side effect triggers the sheet ejection before
  power off. I read various articles and forums on this topic before
  posting. Playing with usblp, kernel blacklists and /dev/usb/lp0 does
  not solve anything. I wanted to be sure that it was not the Prolific
  controller which was flawed. So I connected it to a windows 7 virtual
  machine into Virtualbox; Windows installed various drivers, and
  eventually various printings ran seamlessly - without my issue on
  GNU/Linux. So my conclusion is that the controller is ok. I also just
  tested mainline kernel http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-
  . No improvement, my test page stops being printed at the same spot
  close to the end. So I can assume that there is a bug in the
  controller's driver. Best regards R. Grasso

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.10
  Package: linux-image (not installed)
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.11.0-14.21-generic 3.11.7
  Uname: Linux 3.11.0-14-generic x86_64
  ApportVersion: 2.12.5-0ubuntu2.1
  Architecture: amd64
  AudioDevicesInUse: Error: command ['fuser', '-v', '/dev/snd/by-path', '/dev/snd/controlC0', '/dev/snd/hwC0D0', '/dev/snd/hwC0D3', '/dev/snd/pcmC0D0c', '/dev/snd/pcmC0D0p', '/dev/snd/pcmC0D2c', '/dev/snd/pcmC0D3p', '/dev/snd/seq', '/dev/snd/timer'] failed with exit code 1:
  Date: Sun Dec  8 13:53:43 2013
  HibernationDevice: RESUME=UUID=a16e3a2c-0f38-4e72-9c51-145a864b60a1
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-11-06 (32 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Kubuntu 13.10 "Saucy Salamander" - Release amd64 (20131016.1)
  MachineType: Shuttle Inc. DS47D
  MarkForUpload: True
  ProcFB: 0 inteldrmfb
  ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.11.0-14-generic root=UUID=8c51cecc-9054-4edc-8b06-afb7bb4ebd2e ro
  PulseList: Error: command ['pacmd', 'list'] failed with exit code 1: No PulseAudio daemon running, or not running as session daemon.
   linux-restricted-modules-3.11.0-14-generic N/A
   linux-backports-modules-3.11.0-14-generic  N/A
   linux-firmware                             1.116
   0: phy0: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no
  SourcePackage: linux
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
  dmi.bios.date: 08/09/2013
  dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
  dmi.bios.version: 1.03
  dmi.board.asset.tag: To be filled by O.E.M.
  dmi.board.name: FS47D
  dmi.board.vendor: Shuttle Inc.
  dmi.board.version: 1.0
  dmi.chassis.asset.tag: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
  dmi.chassis.type: 10
  dmi.chassis.vendor: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
  dmi.chassis.version: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAmericanMegatrendsInc.:bvr1.03:bd08/09/2013:svnShuttleInc.:pnDS47D:pvrV1.0:rvnShuttleInc.:rnFS47D:rvr1.0:cvnToBeFilledByO.E.M.:ct10:cvrToBeFilledByO.E.M.:
  dmi.product.name: DS47D
  dmi.product.version: V1.0
  dmi.sys.vendor: Shuttle Inc.

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