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r_jensen11 06-07-2004 07:50 PM

Cups says "Media tray empty!" but I have +50 sheets of paper in tray...
 
I'm using an HP OfficeJet K60, I've installed the HP drivers, and I'm trying to use CUPS. When I set up the printer, I have it on /dev/usb/lp0, and I'm using the drivers for the OfficeJet K60. However, CUPS does not seem to think it has paper. If I can't get this damn printer to work with Slackware in 1 month, I might have to migrate over to Fedora, because I'm just getting fed up with trying to get this thing to work. Can anyone help me out at all?

Aussie 06-08-2004 04:37 AM

Have you checked the linuxprinting.org page for the K60 yet?

r_jensen11 06-08-2004 05:56 PM

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Originally posted by Aussie
Have you checked the linuxprinting.org page for the K60 yet?
Yes, that's how I learned about the HP drivers. The computer detects the printer, but it just won't print because it thinks the printer's out of paper!

Aussie 06-08-2004 06:08 PM

OK, have you tried changing the paper source in the printer setting widget?
In KDE go to Control Center-->Peripherals-->Printers, click on the "Instances" tab and then the "Setting" button, the paper source dropdown is under the "General" tab.

r_jensen11 06-08-2004 06:34 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Aussie
OK, have you tried changing the paper source in the printer setting widget?
In KDE go to Control Center-->Peripherals-->Printers, click on the "Instances" tab and then the "Setting" button, the paper source dropdown is under the "General" tab.

I'm trying to print a test page directly through CUPS's http menus. I'm not going through KDE, Gnome, OpenOffice, or anything of the like, I'm just trying to get this to work directly from CUPS.

r_jensen11 06-14-2004 12:54 PM

Well, I've found a work-around. It seems that USB support isn't that good, but when I plugged it to my computer via Parallel it works! I still wish I could get it to work with my USB connection, but I guess that'll have to wait.

AudioMechanic 09-07-2004 06:59 AM

Well, unfortunately, I am having the same problem in Fedora 2 with my OfficeJet G55 except that parallel is not an option.

I tried setting the printer up directly from http://localhost:631 and I get the same "Media Tray Empty!" error. There has to be something to fix this.:(

AudioMechanic 09-07-2004 01:39 PM

Oh, come on now! Don't tell me that no one here has a USB printer that works! Someone has to.

r_jensen11 09-07-2004 10:46 PM

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Originally posted by AudioMechanic
Oh, come on now! Don't tell me that no one here has a USB printer that works! Someone has to.
Dude, rule of thumb, don't bump unless thread's last post was 24 hours old.

Anywho, watch cross-posting as well, you'll get flamed for that.

Install hpoj drivers from sf.net and then run ptal-init setup and then make sure ptal-init start gets issued whenever you start up.


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