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Old 07-31-2005, 02:56 PM   #1
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
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Unable to print to HP Deskjet 5740 with CUPS


I recently setup CUPS so I could print to my HP Deskjet 5740. I set it up through the web interface. When I try to print a test page I get this error on the printer's status page:
"Printer not connected; will retry in 30 seconds..."
Also I notice that upon system startup when the lp module is loaded I get this error:
lp: driver loaded but no devices found
The printer is connected through USB and I can see it's entry in /proc/bus/usb/devices:
T:  Bus=02 Lev=01 Prnt=01 Port=00 Cnt=01 Dev#=  2 Spd=12  MxCh= 0
D:  Ver= 2.00 Cls=00(>ifc ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS= 8 #Cfgs=  1
P:  Vendor=03f0 ProdID=8104 Rev= 1.00
S:  Manufacturer=HP
S:  Product=Deskjet 5700
S:  SerialNumber=MY4AD1W26Y049M
C:* #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=c0 MxPwr=  2mA
I:  If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 2 Cls=07(print) Sub=01 Prot=02 Driver=usblp
E:  Ad=01(O) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS=  64 Ivl=0ms
E:  Ad=82(I) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS=  64 Ivl=0ms
Old 08-01-2005, 12:36 PM   #2
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HP is a brand that generally works very well with linux. do you have the hpijs drivers installed on your system? if not, follow this link, and that should help:


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