On Tue, Mar 27, 2001 at 10:45:36AM +0100, Philip Blundell wrote:
> If restore_state breaks printing then it's essentially useless. I think we
> need to discover what's going on, and either fix it so it works or remove it
> Worse than that, though, if restore_state is outlawed then drivers are just
> going to have to do something morally equivalent by hand.
Yes, that's true.
> Can you remind me exactly what the symptoms of the breakage were?
With a Lexmark Optra EP:
machine1, 2.2.x kernel: works
machine1, 2.4.x kernel: ASCII works, PostScript doesn't print at all
machine2, 2.4.x kernel: works
This is with 'cat file > /dev/lp0'. When it fails, various lights on
the printer flash, as if annoyed.
On machine1, with 2.4.x kernel-but-remove-restore_state-call, it
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