Subject: Re: Immediate reboot when printing?
To: Peter Seebach <>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/26/1998 14:48:22
> I have a NetBSD machine (in the process of upgrading to 1.3) that has
> developed an undesirable trait; it instantly reboots (no core) if I try
> to print from it.  The printer is a laserjet on the parallel port.
> It used to work - maybe before I got the -current kernel.  ;)
> Any suggestions?  (It's an i386, if it matters)

Well, this isn't going to help you much, but...

There are known problems with the lpt driver dating back a Long Time.
There are problems with similar symptoms reported as long ago as the
middle of 1996 (e.g. PR 2558), and, if i recall correctly, earlier
(check the mailing list archives).

At one point I looked into it, but the code looks 'right', I couldn't
duplicate it, and it seems that systems which have the problem at one
time or another usually have it disappear after a certain amount of