Tim Waugh <email@example.com> writes:
> On Wed, Nov 22, 2000 at 10:00:54AM -0500, Eythan Weg wrote:
> > Nothing! I enter superstition mode and take away
> > unneeded features from the kernel. Also recall that
> > that this printer printed under some configuration
> > under some version of 2.4.0 and 2.2.x.
> Do you happen to have a different printer or cable that you could try?
I worked in two stages.
1. The two computers are close enough so I
switched the computer ends of the two cables
feeding the two printers. So now the epson is
connected to the other computer which runs
2.2.16 with the original cable that serves it,
and the other printer is connected to the
computer under study with its original cable.
Result the epson does not print using "good
kernel" with its own cable. The other printer
with its cable prints under the "kernel under
study". I concluded that either the epson
printer is bad or its cable. The kernel under
study is ok.
2. Switched the printer ends of the cables. Now
the other printer does not print with "good
kernel" and the epson prints with the other
cable with the kernel under study. Bad cable!
But wait. Why could I print under windows with
that bad cable? One answer is that it is all
probabilistic. The cable is unreliable. It
printed for awhile and then entered an uncertain
stage. But still why it prints reliably under
windows (well, the few time that I tried) and not
at all under linux?
I never imagine that the behavior could be so
different under the two situations.
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