LinuxQuestions.org
Register a domain and help support LQ
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Password
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 02-24-2005, 08:17 AM   #1
florencecm
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2005
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
HP Laserjet 5p with Mandrake 10 does not print


I installed an HP Laserjet 5p printer with Mandrake10. It printed the test page all right. Now, when I try to print anything else, eg from Epiphany or OpenOffice writer, nothing happens.
Can somebody help please?
 
Old 02-24-2005, 11:20 AM   #2
jonr
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jan 2003
Location: Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 1,040

Rep: Reputation: 47
A test page will print, I'm pretty sure, regardless of whether the printer is set as the default printer or not. You can go into the Mandrake Control Center and set your printer as the default there, and that may solve your problem. Let us know...
 
Old 02-24-2005, 02:54 PM   #3
florencecm
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2005
Posts: 2

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
HP Laserjet 5p Mandrake not working

The printer is set as default. It only prints a test page when I install it. Afterwards, it says printer not ready. Why?
 
Old 02-24-2005, 03:11 PM   #4
jonr
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jan 2003
Location: Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 1,040

Rep: Reputation: 47
I wish I knew. It seems to me that, some time ago, I had a similar problem and ended up reinstalling (in "upgrade" mode so I didn't lose anything) MandrakeLinux. I do remember for sure one time I installed I forgot to have the printer ready during installation, and ended up not being able to use it. But it wouldn't print a test page, either.

Sorry to be of little or no help. If I think of something useful, I'll post it.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
HP LaserJet Series CUPS v.1.1 - Jobs never print Sloppyunderfoot Red Hat 1 04-29-2005 01:46 AM
can't get my HP LaserJet 6L to install/print ./usr/stevo Fedora 10 03-30-2005 11:03 AM
Suse 9.1 Print server trouble with HP Laserjet 4 Plus ferruga Linux - General 1 10-14-2004 01:12 PM
Suse 9.1 Print server trouble with HP Laserjet 4 Plus ferruga Linux - Hardware 0 10-14-2004 12:10 PM
HP LaserJet 6L + RH 7.2 = unable to print Lanny Linux - Hardware 0 05-06-2002 09:54 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:31 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration