I've been having a difficult time getting my HP Laserjet 4L to work with my system. I'll try to give as much info as I can for this issue below.
The printer of couse is the HP Laserjet 4L, which I have attached to an HP Omnibook 5500 CT. I am running Sackware 10.0, I'm using CUPS to set up the printer. I have already made sure that CUPS was the only print spooler on the system, I have even removed and reinstalled CUPS (making sure that LPRng was removed, first) with no luck.
I can go through the setup of the printer just fine, select the parallel port, and an appropriate driver. However, whenever I try and print a test page, nothing happens... the power/data light on the printer may blink momentarily, but then nothing. I have already tried several drivers, and following the instructions at linuxprinting.org. I have even tried to use a few drivers like the 5L, 6L, etc. drivers with no luck.
When I check the CUPS web admin tool, the printer config page says the printer is idle and accepting jobs, and that it's ready to print.
I was able to get some output from the printer using the RAW driver, but just some "gibberish" across the top of the page, and that's it.
here's some additional info that may help:
root@abulurd:~# dmesg | grep parport
parport0: PC-style at 0x378 [PCSPP]
parport0: Legacy device
lp0: using parport0 (polling)
Module Size Used by Not tainted
nfsd 67376 8
usbcore 59308 1
vlsi_ir 8908 0 (unused)
irda 84060 0 [vlsi_ir]
3c589_cs 8200 1
ds 6548 2 [3c589_cs]
i82365 13668 2
isa-pnp 30736 0 [i82365]
pcmcia_core 39972 0 [3c589_cs ds i82365]
ide-scsi 9328 0
lp 6724 0
parport_pc 14788 1
parport 23336 1 [lp parport_pc]
apm 9580 1
00:00.0 Host bridge: OPTi Inc. 82C557 [Viper-M]
00:01.0 ISA bridge: OPTi Inc. 82C558 [Viper-M ISA+IDE]
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Chips and Technologies F65548
00:03.0 PCMCIA bridge: Cirrus Logic CL 6729 (rev e2)
00:04.0 Communication controller: VLSI Technology Inc 82C147 (rev 01)
I hope this is enough information.. and I hope someone can give me some insight into this issue. If you need anything else please let me know
I forgot to include this:
I'm running kernel 2.4.26