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Old 01-21-2009, 04:32 PM   #1
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Printer does not print but xubuntu says it does with hp laserjet4plus


Hello, this is my first post,

I recently switched to Xubuntu from winxp, and I am already encountering several problems.

When I attempt to print something, the "document print status" says that the document was printed, but nothing prints.

I have a hp laserjet4plus connected via a parrallel cable (please hold your laughter). After I print something, the display shows my computer name and a number (i think the number is the print job--i am currently at 4 with nothing printed).

I have successfully printed a test page, but I cannot print other documents.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

Thanks
 
Old 01-21-2009, 06:46 PM   #2
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sudo apt-get -i gutenprint or open the synaptics manager and install it from there . Gutenprint drivers are superior . I think
I had good luck with gutenprint here is what you need.http://www.linuxprinting.org/show_pr...aserJet_4_Plus good luck but
 
Old 01-21-2009, 11:23 PM   #3
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I wasn't sure of which of the drivers on the list to download or install.
I tried x86 32 bit (RPM for LSB 3.1) and when I followed the how to, I kept getting the message bash: syntax error near unexpected token `newline' when trying to convert the rpm file

And I wasnt sure of which of the gutenprint files to pick on the synap manager either.
 
Old 01-22-2009, 12:48 AM   #4
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you will never have to use an rpm for what your doing. that is a Redhat Package Manager system you will be using debian packges called debs. there is over 28000 programs in debian I am sure you will find one that will work. learn to use your synaptics package manager to install the debian packges.it free .
 
Old 01-23-2009, 04:54 PM   #5
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Alright, I was finally able to install one of the drivers from the site you posted. Unfortunatly, the problem persists. The printer still says the job number followed by my computer name in the display, and xubuntu still thinks it printed.

I'll continue to try and fix this, but if anyone has had a similar problem, please let me know.
 
Old 01-23-2009, 06:34 PM   #6
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Hi capn,

since you have printed a testpage there can not be a problem with a driver. I think you have a problem with your permissions. If your using cups (common unix printing system) enter http://localhost:631 in a browser to enter the webinterface of cups. There you will be able to configure your printer and as well add users.

Markus
 
Old 01-25-2009, 02:45 PM   #7
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Alright, I set myself as the allowed user for my printer through the cups webinterface. I was also able to print a test page from the cups webinterface, but I still cannot print other docs. I am encountering the same problem. Do I have to modify the class or server settings?
 
Old 01-25-2009, 04:23 PM   #8
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Hello capn,

another problem can occur with a firewall.
Check if there is something configured in a way which allows documents not to be sent to the printer

Markus
 
Old 01-26-2009, 10:58 AM   #9
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How would I access the menu for my firewall?
 
Old 01-30-2009, 08:56 AM   #10
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Make sure that the printer is started in the CUPS localhost.

Check that the right driver is selected as the system wide default, and not just your preferred one.
 
  


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