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Old 02-27-2005, 01:43 PM   #1
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usb printer that works, but doesn't print


Hello everybody!

I set up a Debian Sarge and unfortunatelly I can't get my HP 656C printer to print.

I have set up usb support (I also have kernel 2.6.8), and my usb storage card mounts perfectly....

Code:
frost:/etc/init.d# lsusb
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 03f0:2304 Hewlett-Packard DeskJet 656c
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 126f:1325 TwinMOS Mobile Disk
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Code:
frost:/etc/init.d# lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
smbfs                  65908  0
usblp                  12928  0
appletalk              34892  2
ipx                    28708  2
p8022                   3072  1 ipx
psnap                   4612  2 appletalk,ipx
llc                     8596  2 p8022,psnap
agpgart                34664  0
nvidia               3469312  12
parport_pc             39744  1
lp                     11104  0
parport                42048  2 parport_pc,lp
nls_iso8859_1           4608  3
nls_cp437               6272  3
tvaudio                21888  0
tuner                  19204  0
bttv                  150240  0
video_buf              21888  1 bttv
v4l2_common             6784  1 bttv
btcx_risc               5124  1 bttv
videodev               10240  1 bttv
via82cxxx_audio        27016  1
ac97_codec             17920  1 via82cxxx_audio
I have uhi-hcd and his friends compiled into the kernel...

/dev/usb/lp0 exists, but the printer wouldn't print (a CUPS test page)
What am I missing?

Thanks!
 
Old 02-27-2005, 01:52 PM   #2
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I had the same problem (and eventually solved it) with a parallel port DeskJet 840C. Do you have all the packages related to printing installed? That is, cupsys, cupsys-client, cupsys-bsd, cupsys-driver-gimpprint, cupsys-pt, libcupsys2-gnutls10 and also foomatic-db-*,foomatic-filters-*?
 
Old 02-27-2005, 02:30 PM   #3
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Thanks. I installed all the above packages and it worked... I had installed some of them before, but not all of them.

I'm very gratefull for your help!
Thanks!
 
Old 02-28-2005, 05:05 AM   #4
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You're welcome. I know what it feels like 'cause I spent 3 weeks on figuring it out. Glad to be of any help.
 
Old 02-28-2005, 07:40 AM   #5
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Then, thanks for saving me 3 weeks of hassle!
 
  


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