Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||problems printing from WinXP to Win98|
|Status:||CLOSED IRREPRODUCIBLE||QA Contact:||issues@framework <issues>|
|Issue Type:||DEFECT||Latest Confirmation in:||---|
Description apapadop 2005-03-30 08:52:24 UTC
As we are updating our corporate workstations, the following issue has come up: All OOo 1.1.4 installations are done on freshly installed WinXP professional x86 machines. Some printers in my company are still attached and shared from Win98 machines, so these have to be used from the new WinXP workstations as remote printers. OOo 1.1.4 seems to be the only application that has a problem with that. I tried printing from Mozilla, IE and notepad from the WinXP machine to the Win98-shared printer, with no issues. However, whenever I try to print an OOo 1.1.4 document, I get huge delays and in most cases the document is not printed at all (as if ignored by the Win98 print server). OOo freezes temporarily while this is going on - but I've seen this process last for over 5 minutes, so it's not just a minor annoyance. I've also had issues while opening documents on XP machines, but only when there was a installed remote printer attached to a Win98 machine. The user would 60% of the time get freezes of 5-120 seconds delays while the document was loaded. During these phenomena I noticed heavy network usage, so I sniffed a session to figure out what was happening. I'm attaching the session captured with Ethereal for your perusal. I realise this is probably a Windows-to-Windows interoperability issue, but it seems to be somehow triggered by OOo, since the other applications don't display such behavior. Upgrading the print server to WinXP solves any interoperability issues.
Comment 1 apapadop 2005-03-30 08:54:23 UTC
Created attachment 24400 [details] Intense network activity to the default print server (running Win98) while OOo loads a document on a WinXP box.
Comment 2 thorsten.martens 2005-07-08 08:56:05 UTC
TM->HI: Please have a look. Any ideas ?
Comment 3 Rainer Bielefeld 2006-08-10 13:27:48 UTC
@apapadop Is this problem still unsoved for you? Did you already try later OOo versions?
Comment 4 Rainer Bielefeld 2006-08-31 16:18:45 UTC
Closed due to reporter's inactivity
Comment 5 Rainer Bielefeld 2006-08-31 16:19:34 UTC