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mitchell7man 05-01-2007 10:37 PM

HP OfficeJet G55XI doesnt want to work with Feisty, what should i do?
 
Hello everyone, i installed feisty fresh but i havent been able to get my printer to work. here is the printer properties in Localhost:631
Quote:

Description: OfficeJet
Location: OfficeJet
Make and Model: HP OfficeJet G55 Foomatic/hpijs (recommended)
Printer State: processing, accepting jobs, published.
Device URI: usb://HP/OfficeJet%20G55xi?serial=SGC04E068HVL
but it does not print... i'm not sure what to do. All help is greatly appreciated, :(

mitchell7man 05-03-2007 12:00 PM

Hi, i'm just posting this cuz i haven't gotten any responses. Does anyone know what to do or at least have any ideas of what could be wrong or things to check on?

---i have ubuntu feisty fawn.

Hern_28 05-03-2007 12:09 PM

Trying to remember.
 
Had the same problem on my wifes puter. drivers loaded but did not work unless you logged in as root.

"chmod 777 /dev/usb/lp0"

not sure if it was wise to use 777 but it worked on hers. think 666 is for users.

mitchell7man 05-03-2007 02:32 PM

Quote:

chmod 777 /dev/usb/lp0
so that's what you used, i would go chmod 666 /dev/usb/lp0 ? .... what is lp0? and also if it doesn't help, how could i reverse this action?

Hern_28 05-03-2007 02:35 PM

usb printer
 
lp0 was the device ubuntu gave her printer. I use Slackware normally so sorry if instructions are sketchy. Not sure how to check current permissions in ubuntu.

mitchell7man 05-03-2007 02:42 PM

how can i find the "device" my printer is? ... and how can i reverse the chmod if it does not fix anything?... or is that necessary?... i don't want to create any security vulnerabilites, and that's what i'm worried about. Thanks very much, :)

Hern_28 05-03-2007 03:11 PM

printer settings
 
lsusb should give you the name of the printer. could do "ls -l /dev/lp*" to locate the printer. Of course this is assuming that the printer prints when logged in as root.

mitchell7man 05-03-2007 09:50 PM

Quote:

Bus 006 Device 002: ID 03f0:0111 Hewlett-Packard G55xi Printer/Scanner/Copier
that is what lsusb returns with, I don't fully understand the other command (i don't know what to put in for *),....so what do i put in?
Quote:

Description: OfficeJet
Location: OfficeJet
Make and Model: HP OfficeJet G55 Foomatic/hpijs (recommended)
Printer State: idle, accepting jobs, published.
Device URI: usb://HP/OfficeJet%20G55xi?serial=SGC04E068HVL
that is the CUPS status etc.

Hern_28 05-04-2007 09:51 AM

ls -l /dev/lp*
 
lsusb says the printer has been detected. "ls -l /dev/lp*" will tell you what port the printer is installed on.

mitchell7man 05-04-2007 08:25 PM

Hmmm that doesn't work here's what i got
Quote:

mitchellj@mitchellj-delltop:~$ ls -l /dev/lp*
ls: /dev/lp*: No such file or directory
mitchellj@mitchellj-delltop:~$ ls -l /dev/lp
ls: /dev/lp: No such file or directory
mitchellj@mitchellj-delltop:~$ sudo ls -l /dev/lp
Password:
ls: /dev/lp: No such file or directory
mitchellj@mitchellj-delltop:~$ sudo ls -l /dev/lp*
ls: /dev/lp*: No such file or directory
.... i still can't figure out what the device is?

Hern_28 05-05-2007 02:35 PM

hmm
 
ok then try "ls -l /dev/usblp*". seems symlink was not created.

mitchell7man 05-06-2007 08:58 PM

ok i got
Quote:

mitchellj@mitchellj-delltop:~$ ls -l /dev/usblp*
crw-rw---- 1 root lp 180, 0 2007-05-06 19:34 /dev/usblp0
so i need to run a chmod as follows
Quote:

chmod 666 /dev/usblp0
correct?

Hern_28 05-07-2007 09:52 AM

Looks right
 
to reverse would only have to chmod it back too root privileges but I would leave it at users (because users are going to want to print irregardless).

mitchell7man 05-07-2007 10:25 PM

Hmmm.... this is the status of the printer
Quote:

USB printer is busy; will retry in 5 seconds..
when i try to print, but it still doesn't print.?... this is wierd, b/c when i had ubuntu edgy it worked just fine... shouldnt it be the same... or is there something i'm doing wrong ? (I did the chmod)

Hern_28 05-08-2007 10:14 AM

another prog accesing pringer.
 
are you using cups or the GUI print manager. Don't think feisty is gnome. It looks as if you could have KDE (or whatever desktop) set to run the printer and cups as default for printing. I would probably try and remove the current default config and set up the printer scanner again. Think the chmod worked, because now we are getting an error from accessing the printer instead of it just not working.


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