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Old 06-07-2004, 07:50 PM   #1
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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?
 
Old 06-08-2004, 04:37 AM   #2
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Have you checked the linuxprinting.org page for the K60 yet?
 
Old 06-08-2004, 05:56 PM   #3
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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!

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Old 06-08-2004, 06:08 PM   #4
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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.
 
Old 06-08-2004, 06:34 PM   #5
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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.
 
Old 06-14-2004, 12:54 PM   #6
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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.
 
Old 09-07-2004, 06:59 AM   #7
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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.
 
Old 09-07-2004, 01:39 PM   #8
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Oh, come on now! Don't tell me that no one here has a USB printer that works! Someone has to.
 
Old 09-07-2004, 10:46 PM   #9
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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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