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Old 03-26-2007, 02:00 AM   #1
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HP Deskjet 695Cci Printer does not work in Ubuntu 6.10

I went to System --> Administration-->Printing and double clicked on the "New Printer" Icon. It did not detect any printer, so I manually added my printer and specified LPT1 as the port, as mentioned in my Windows system. I tried to print a test page, and I saw a job appear in the print queue. After some time the job disappeared, but nothing was printed by the printer.

What do I do?


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Old 03-26-2007, 04:08 AM   #2
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If I remember correctly, LPT1 is the windows designation for the parallel port. In Linux, that is a device file called /dev/lp0. Note that's lp zero.

Try changing your configuration to point to /dev/lp0.
Old 03-26-2007, 07:19 AM   #3
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I have four options on my screen:
  • hp no_device_found
  • LPT #1
  • Parallel Port #1 (CANON)
  • Parallel Port #1 (EPSON)

Which one should I choose?

Why didn't Ubuntu detect my printer automatically?

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Old 03-26-2007, 07:29 AM   #4
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Check this page:

Assuming you have CUPS installed, this printer *should* be compatible with your system.

The fact that the first option on your screen mentions HP indicates to me that your PC is picking up the fact that a printer is plugged in there, is a HP, but is not sure of the device name - maybe you might try selecting this option and seeing how this goes.
Old 03-26-2007, 07:54 AM   #5
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When I choose hp_no_device_found, the job in the print queue does not disappear after sometime. When I choose LPT1, the job disappears after sometime. Almost looks as if it sent the job to the printer and then removed itself from the queue. In any case, since Windows detected it on LPT1, I put it on LPT1.

From the link you provided:

No known autodetection signatures.

So that's why it didn't detect my printer and I had to manually specify it. The driver mentioned on the page is the same driver Ubuntu chose when I click on HP Deskjet 695C.

Also, when I type ps -e in a terminal, I see cupsd running.

The printer simply won't do anything when you send any print job. Any other option?

EDIT: When I go to: http://localhost:631/jobs?which_jobs=completed

I see several jobs I assigned as "Completed" while none of them actually printed.

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