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Old 07-27-2006, 01:31 AM   #1
JBailey742
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HP 845c Printer: Getting "Catastrophe" error


When I try to print something with my HP desktop 845c printer, I get this error:

A print error occurred. Error message received from system:

Unable to start child print process. The KDE print server (kdeprintd) could not be contacted. Check that this server is running.


I have to reboot to get it to print again. But then it tends to go bad again, displaying the same error message.

I am using Mandrivalinux 2006; KDE 3.4
 
Old 07-28-2006, 11:05 AM   #2
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I was afraid of this. No one was able to help me the last time I posted this some time ago. Do you suppose it's just my printer dying on me? I had a hell of a time under windows with the printer.
The paper would be feed into the printer too much, leaving the ending of a one page document to be on the second page, then it'd say some paper error, lights flashing.
It did that several times in a row, even after rebooting the PC.
It's not doing it anymore, but it doesn't work more times than it does work.
 
Old 07-29-2006, 10:32 PM   #3
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This isn't looking good.
Is there any printer that is good and runs well under mandrivalinux?
I don't care for anything fancy, printing out letters or buttons or whatever you can do on those things, basically just a printer that prints basic documents or cd covers
 
  


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