HP LaserJet 1200 Goes "Offline" and won't Print

I upgraded to Leopard 10.5, then 10.5.1 and my HP LaserJet 1200 will print until my G5 has slept, then the print queue says the printer is offline. I restart and it works again until the next sleep cycle. Anyone know a fix for this?

I think I found the problem. Leopard doesn't like my USB 2.0 PCI card. I had the same problem a while ago with an earlier version of OSX. It was resolved with an OS update. I wish I understood the value of having PCI slots on my G5, when even such a simple device as my USB card is rendered useless by a new operating system.

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