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Old 03-14-2004, 12:24 PM   #1
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Fedora and HP psc 2175 Printer "Media Tray Empty"


If anyone can shed some light, I'd appreciate it. When I configured the HP psc 2175 using printtool in Fedora Core 1 the setup went fine. (Also, the printer is new and works perfectly on my wife's xp machine.)

The recommended driver is hpijs per printtool. When I go to print I get the following:

I [14/Mar/2004:10:15:08 -0800] Adding start banner page "none" to job 21.
I [14/Mar/2004:10:15:08 -0800] Adding end banner page "none" to job 21.
I [14/Mar/2004:10:15:08 -0800] Job 21 queued on 'hppsc2175' by 'root'.
I [14/Mar/2004:10:15:08 -0800] Started filter /usr/lib/cups/filter/pstops (PID 4435) for job 21.
I [14/Mar/2004:10:15:08 -0800] Started filter /usr/lib/cups/filter/foomatic-rip (PID 4436) for job 21.
I [14/Mar/2004:10:15:08 -0800] Started backend /usr/lib/cups/backend/usb (PID 4437) for job 21.
W [14/Mar/2004:10:15:08 -0800] [Job 21] Media tray empty!
E [14/Mar/2004:10:15:09 -0800] PID 4436 stopped with status 3!
I [14/Mar/2004:10:15:09 -0800] Hint: Try setting the LogLevel to "debug" to find out more.

Now, I've been to the cups page (http://localhost:631/) and that doesn't seem to change anything. So if anyone has been down this road before I'd appreciate some input. Thanks.

Old 03-15-2004, 04:05 PM   #2
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HP PSC 2175

Not sure if I can be of any help, but I use my PSC with XP, RH 9 and RH Enterprise WS on a 4 position switch - All of these OS's detected the printer when I ran the configuration wizard. On RH 9 I initially had to select a HP psc 2150, but that seemed to work since it prints just fine.

Old 03-15-2004, 08:45 PM   #3
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Well thanks for the reply anyway. I am still troubleshooting this issue and haven't solved it at this point. However I've spent some time researching a solution at and have come across a couple of other linux users with the same problem. They have a much smaller forum than this one so I'm not sure what, if anything, will turn up.



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