Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
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?


  Search this Thread
Old 02-15-2007, 08:22 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jan 2007
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Distribution: Debian Etch
Posts: 15

Rep: Reputation: 0
Printer problem - strange behaviour and browser crashes under Etch


I've recently switched from Ubuntu Edgy to Debian Etch and I'm experiencing some strange problems with my HP DeskJet 840C. I know well that that's a printer that's generally very well supported by most of the Linux distributions and I've never had problems with it before. I configured it first using the Gnome printer mangagement tool and again with the online CUPS interface but the results are the same. When I try to print a web page in my browser (doesn't matter which one - I've tried Iceweasel, Epiphany, Galeon and Seamonkey) it hangs and I have to kill it (the print job doesn't even get started though).
Trying to print a document in OpenOffice 2.0, the heading and the first sentence get printed in a font size that looks like 150-or-so points. Successive pages, however, come out fine.
My printer driver is the recommended Foomatic/hpijs driver.
Here are the specifications from the CUPS (v1.2.7) `Printers' page:

Description: HPDeskJet840C
Location: harlech
Make and Model: HP DeskJet 840C Foomatic/hpijs (recommended) - HPLIP 1.6.10
Printer State: idle, accepting jobs, published.
Device URI: hp:/usb/DeskJet_840C?serial=HU0551S0XFKV
Has anybody got an idea how to fix that?

Thanks in advance!

Old 04-01-2007, 05:34 PM   #2
Registered: Sep 2003
Distribution: Fedora
Posts: 47

Rep: Reputation: 15
I have this problem too


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
strange behaviour marsques Slackware 11 02-15-2006 06:05 PM
Is there a way to change this browser behaviour? Jongi SUSE / openSUSE 5 12-10-2005 05:41 PM
Very strange recursive Vncviewer problem from SuSE9.3 (crashes pc) Seb74 Linux - Software 0 09-22-2005 08:02 AM
strage system behaviour, and kernel crashes SciYro Linux - Software 5 01-28-2005 12:32 PM
Strange problem with SMBMOUNT and LAN Browser 1kyle Linux - Software 0 07-14-2004 12:58 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:46 AM.

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