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Old 03-22-2004, 06:54 PM   #1
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HP Officejet 6110 not working in Mandrake 10

I just installed Mandrake 10 Community on a Dell 4500 and I have an HP Officejet 6110 All-In-One printer. The printer seemed to install OK (at least it is listed in the KDE print manager and shows up in the drop down boxes in all of my apps). When I try to print the print job is sent to the printer queue but that's where it stops. The state is either processing or queued but it never prints and I get no error messages.

When I first installed I actually did print a couple of times but it won't any longer and I cannot say what is different. I also removed the printer and reinstalled it with the KDE printer wizard and that seemed to go fine but there was no change, still wont print. BTW, it is on USB and prints fine from Windows so that tells me that the printer is fine. Any ideas? Thanks

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Old 04-06-2004, 10:50 PM   #3
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HP6110x dead after Mandrake 10.0 install

Have experienced the same problem. Both HP6110x and HP4L attached to different machine on network stopped working after the installation of Mandrake 10.0 - both had been working perfectly for over a year running Mandrake 9.1; and both work fine now under WinXP.

The problem, as revealed by Cups is:

Printer State: processing, accepting jobs.
"USB port busy; will retry in 30 seconds..."
Device URI: usb:/dev/usb/lp0

In addition, a new device has appeared: ptal:/mlc:usb:OfficeJet_6100_Series

Selecting this device does no good. After learning this, if you try to select the correct USB port again, it shows up as:


Not exactly a valid port name. Having been a programmer, network engineer, and systems designer for only 26 years, I am completely baffeled by this. Also, when one trys to make changes in the printer setup it now takes several trys for the correct un/pw to be recognized, and requires the use of the "backspace" key (pressed a couple of times) in each input field to get the system to accept the User input.

The HP4L (can it get any more generic?) on a Mandrake 9.1 box says it is receiving an "Illegal User Command"; however NFS, and all other network functionality is just fine.

If anyone has found a way to win this wrestling match, please advise. Complete, and sequenced partial, uninstall/reinstalls - and network disconnected reinstalls - yield no result.

A network that cannot produce output is useless - so I am having to use XP. Writing from computer hell.....



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