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Old 08-17-2005, 02:01 PM   #1
Steve Riley
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Exclamation help! printing - parallel port busy

I've configured an HP deskjet 3650 printer. However, when I try to print nothing happens. In the printer configuration I see:

"Status: Ready: Parallel port busy; will retry in 30 seconds."

How do I free up the parallel port so the print job will go through?

(Please hurry! I'm setting up a printer at my in-laws. Must go home tomorrow!)


Old 08-17-2005, 02:15 PM   #2
Steve Riley
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Please disregard - got it.

I selected the wrong port initially and could not change it later, although Ubuntu makes look like I can.

I had to recreate the printer and select the right port.



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