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Old 03-09-2011, 03:58 PM   #1
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HP deskjet 940c on linksys printserver prints alternating good page and bad page

Hey all,

I have a problem printing to my HP printer.

What is my problem? I have a page (one page - text an graphic) to print. When I sent it to my printer it prints OK. When I sent it agian, the output is totally garbled. When I sent it again (a third time) it is OK. Sent it again (4th time) it is garbled. Sent it again ... you get the picture ;-). Alternating good and bad pages.

What is my setup?

I run Fedora 14 with Cups 1.4.6. The printer is a HP Deskjet 940C. It is connected to a linksys wireless print server. It is configured in CUPS to use ipp printing. The driver I use in Cups is 'CUPS+Gutenprint v5.2.6 Simplified (color, 2-sided printing)'.

Has anyone had the same problem? And hopefully a solution ;-).
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Do you have hplip installed?

It should be in the repos. If you don't have it, be sure to get hplip-gui also.
Old 03-14-2011, 03:54 PM   #3
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thanks for your reply. I already had hplib installed and hplib-gui couldn't detect my printer on the wireless printer server. However, by scanning through the options of the hp device manager I noticed a setting for the printer driver. I was using the Gutenberg driver in Cups and changed this to another driver (it shows in Cups as hpcups 3.10.9). And it works great now ;-).

Installing hplib-gui was not the final solution but it put me on track.

So, thanks again, you made one guy very happy.


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