Subject: Re: usb lpd strangeness in 1.6_BETA5 compared to 1.5.x
To: David Brownlee <>
From: Lennart Augustsson <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/15/2002 10:53:16
An idea for chasing down this bug would be to disable the bi-directional 
Maybe some printers can't handle it.

    -- Lennart

David Brownlee wrote:

>	Unless there are any better suggestions, does anyone have a chance
>	to look at trying to track down when this problem started?
>	The best way would probably be to install a 1.5.x system then
>	use anoncvs to update a source tree to various dates in between
>	and compile a test kernel. Might want to start by generating a
>	-current toolchain and compiling a 1.5.x kernel with that to
>	eliminate toolchain issues (and confirm you have a toolchain that
>	should be able to compile any intermediate kernel :)
>	Unfortunately our ulpt using box is also's main
>	internal fileserver that makes it a little hard to play with :(
>On Wed, 14 Aug 2002, Scott Ellis wrote:
>>I have similar problems with my Brother HL1650 as well.  It probes as:
>>ulpt0 at uhub0 port 1 configuration 1 interface 0
>>ulpt0: Brother HL-1650_1670N series, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 3, iclass 7/1
>>ulpt0: using bi-directional mode
>>About every-other time I attempt to print, BSD simply swallows things sent
>>to lpd (which goes to ulpt or ulpa...same result with either one).  Usually
>>re-plugging the USB cable makes it start working, sometime lpc stop/start
>>will make it start working.  Sometimes, I get the "disabling port 1" message