EPSON LQ590 Dot Matrix problem

Hello all,

My customer has 2 Epson LQ590 printers setup through YaST and using the
following driver: Generic ESC/P Dot Matrix Printer Foomatic/eps9high
CUPS version: 1.4.4
OS: openSUSE 11.3 with KDE

After booting the machines CUPS report that the Epson is “offline”, all other
printers are “idle”.
Going into YaST - Hardware - Printer shows the Epson in the liist of available
printers and an Edit on the printer, resulting in Discovering Printer driver,
puts the printer “online”.

My Question is why the printer is not recognized after booting and how to fix
this. Using a different driver is not an option because of the complexity of
the forms that need to be printed.

If someone has an idea, I will try.

Dick Davis