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Old 03-04-2007, 05:45 AM   #1
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Scanner/Printer Combo Unit - Scanner Works - Printer Does Not

Hello forum,

I own the HP OfficeJet G55 scanner/printer combination unit and the printer used to work both in Windows XP as well as different flavors of Linux. But now it only works in Windows XP and will not work under Mandriva, Debian, or StartCom ML5 (Fedora Core 5) (multiboot configuration). The following infomation was obtained while in StartCom (Fedora Core 5).

The scanner portion of the unit works fine under Linux (as well as Windows).

I have tried changing the print system from CUPS to Generic UNIX LPD but it didn't help.

In the "Printers" application (Control Center), it says all users are allowed to use the printer. It also says that each job has been queued and that the printer state is stopped but accepting jobs. And whenever I try to print a test page, the message says it was successfully sent to the printer.

I am using the Foomatic/hpijs driver.

Typing dmesg in a terminal window seems to show it is loaded up:

drivers/usb/class/usblp.c: usblp0: USB Bidirectional printer dev 5 if 0 alt 0 proto 3 vid 0x03F0 pid 0x0011
usb 4-1: USB disconnect, address 5
drivers/usb/class/usblp.c: usblp0: removed
usb 4-1: new full speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 6
usb 4-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
drivers/usb/class/usblp.c: usblp0: USB Bidirectional printer dev 6 if 0 alt 0 proto 3 vid 0x03F0 pid 0x0011
[roy@localhost ~]$
And the HPLIP service seems to be running (The start/stop script for HP Linuxx Imaging and Printing):
hplod (pid 2009) is running
hpssd (pid 2014) is running

I have also tried turning the printer off and back on again with the power switch.

Is there any hope for getting the printer to work under Linux?

Thank you,

Last edited by rrrssssss; 03-04-2007 at 05:55 AM.
Old 03-04-2007, 10:49 PM   #2
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It is listed as a supported and mostly functioning printer.


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