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Old 11-16-2009, 10:22 AM   #1
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test page not printing


I have installed cups and hplip

I have a USB printer connected to my computer. HP laserjet P1008
From cups I have installed the printer.

But later When I print the test page it doesnt print

In the jobs it shows status as completed.

There are no signs in the printer of any sings for printing. The printer works fine on windows
 
Old 11-16-2009, 10:30 AM   #2
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I have installed cups and hplip

I have a USB printer connected to my computer. HP laserjet P1008
From cups I have installed the printer.

But later When I print the test page it doesnt print

In the jobs it shows status as completed.

There are no signs in the printer of any sings for printing. The printer works fine on windows
Ok...now perhaps if you provide some details, we can help you. Things like version/distro of Linux, and what you've done, along with any error(s) you're seeing.

The best anyone can tell you now, is that you didn't set your printer up right. Go back and check for errors.
 
Old 11-16-2009, 10:58 AM   #3
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I have one of these printers, and did manage to get it working under CUPS.
You are in for a little messing around, but if I can get it working anyone can.
Try starting here.
http://foo2xqx.rkkda.com/

My install is spotty sometimes but generally reliable. I would really recommend new buyers to spend the extra $100 or whatever to get the same printer with the 100bt option. Dealing with the HP USB XQX is not worth the savings. If you go with the savings then send them to the foo2xqx author.

Another word of advice: don't run out of paper during a print job with this setup. Your world will crumble! Haven't bothered to work out why, it just does.

Last edited by jefm; 11-16-2009 at 11:41 AM. Reason: fixed wording, too tired today
 
Old 11-17-2009, 03:15 AM   #4
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I am using Arch linux.

WHen I insert my printer USB and do dmesg i dont find any usb printer found.

And also I have stopped !usblp as per the arch wiki. But which modules to add.

also lsusb doesnt show my printer

ANy how can I find whether my usb is detecting the printer or not.

What is the difference between parrel port printer and norml usb printer.
 
Old 11-19-2009, 09:18 PM   #5
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Hopefully someone else can chip in on the USB prob. It's sounds like you are troubleshooting it right, and I'm not a big wiz with USB. Ideally, you should wind up with something like this:
Code:
[11435.540762] usb 1-3: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[11435.540762] usb 1-3: New USB device found, idVendor=03f0, idProduct=3e17
[11435.540762] usb 1-3: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[11435.540762] usb 1-3: Product: HP LaserJet P1006
[11435.540762] usb 1-3: Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
[11435.540762] usb 1-3: SerialNumber: Free Hat
I assume you have other USB stuff working?

re: the difference between USB and parallel port printers
The difference is huge :}
But the most basic is that a parallel port sends data to the printer in several paralell streams, serial sends data in one big stream.
USB is much more of a multifunction tool while parallel is almost exclusively used for printing. A better comparison would be parallel and serial printers.

Parallel ports are generally simpler to deal with; the technology has been around for decades. A parallel printer can be operated by a microcontroller. A USB printer needs not only everything necessary to make USB communications go, but a couple pounds of software to make the printer go. Yet in all fairness modern printers are capable of far more then the tractor-feed printers that parallel is often associated with.
 
  


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