Problems when cinema display attached to PowerBook

I have a new PowerBook G4 (15" stretch) with OS 10.4.5. I also have a new 20" Apple cinema display. When the display is attached to the PowerBook, I've noticed a host of problems, including: HP LaserJet 1022 (new) prints only about 50% of the time--requires restart to get it working; USB mouse and keyboard attached to the display freeze (although I can still move the pointer with the trackpad on the PowerBook)--requires restart to get them working.
The printer is plugged directly into the PowerBook's USB port. Nothing else besides the keyboard/mouse are plugged into the display's USB ports.
I've reset the power manager several times; I don't let the computer go to sleep, although I do let the screens go dark after 15 minutes. I've tried all the usual printer fixes short of resetting the print system.
The PowerBook and printer seem to work fine w/out the display; the printer works fine on another PowerBook.
PowerBook G4 Mac OS X (10.4.4) RAM = 1.5 GB

I am experiencing the same problem with a Samsung Aquos 52" connected thorough a Onkyo receiver/amplifier. The connection is DVI to HDMI to Onkyo amplifier and HDMI-HDMI to the TV. The main 23" Cinema Display flashes during turning on an off of both of TV and the amplifier and even when the TV is off and the amplifier is on, unless you restart the computer, it would keep detecting a second display, the only solution so far was to unattach the second display DVI to HDMI cable from the computer. Otherwise, several freezes occur after several flashes of the cinema display and eventually either the dock o the whole screen would freeze...Anyone knows how to avoid this issue? Btw, my id card is NVIDIA GeForce 6600.

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