printer getting data but not printing

Troy Piggins troy at
Sun Nov 20 22:44:55 UTC 2005

I'm running Breezy with a HP Laserjet 1200 printer connected to it
via parallel port.

I've had the printer working last week both locally and over a samba
share, then just tried printing this morning and it's not working
properly both locally and over network.  I can't figure out why.
The computer wasn't rebooted or anything - can't think what might've

Details - the printer is set up using the HP Laserjet 1200 Postscript
driver.  The Windows machines that connect to it are using the HP
Laserjet 1200 Series PS (MS) driver.

I had been trying other drivers but the above was the best
combination for network printing... until now it's not working :-(

If someone sends a print job over samba this is the tail of
/var/log/cups/error_log :

I [21/Nov/2005:08:20:43 +1000] Adding start banner page "none" to
job 351.
I [21/Nov/2005:08:20:43 +1000] Adding end banner page "none" to job
I [21/Nov/2005:08:20:43 +1000] Job 351 queued on 'LaserJet-1200' by
I [21/Nov/2005:08:20:43 +1000] Started filter
/usr/lib/cups/filter/pstops (PID 6674) for job 351.
I [21/Nov/2005:08:20:43 +1000] Started filter
/usr/lib/cups/filter/foomatic-rip (PID 6675) for job 351.
I [21/Nov/2005:08:20:43 +1000] Started backend
/usr/lib/cups/backend/parallel (PID 6676) for job 351.

NOthing out of the ordinary ?  I wouldn't know.

But nothing actually prints out - the printer's light flashes like
it's receiving data ok, but then the flashing stops but nothing

Troy Piggins
Ubuntu v5.10 (Breezy Badger)

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