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#1 2010-08-21 12:20:12

Spot
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From: The Heart of Europe
Registered: 2008-12-20
Posts: 68

Problems with HP Printing tool "hplip"

Hi !

I recently got a new old printer: A HP Laserjet 5P from Oct. '95.
Installation with cups and printing works fine. It's connected via a "Prolific" Parallel-USB Adapter

Now I want to use the hplip-program to read out the level of the cartridge.

But every hplip program like "hp-levels", "hp-info" and "hp-testpage" shows me a:

error: No device selected/specified or that supports this functionality.

or:

error:  No printers found.  Please setup a printer and try again.

So I startet "hp-setup" to configure the printer with the hplip-programm.

The terminal output:

error: No devices found on bus: usb

The automatic discovery, nor the manual discovery with the given USB Device and Bus ID are working sad
I tried for the ID's "002:004" and "067b:2305" but none of them is working.

Screenshot:
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Also working with the command-lien doesnt work:

[root /home/joschi] lpstat -d
System-Standardzielort: Hewlett-Packard_HP_LaserJet_5P

[joschi ~] hp-levels -p Hewlett-Packard_HP_LaserJet_5P

HP Linux Imaging and Printing System (ver. 3.10.6)
Supply Levels Utility ver. 2.0

Copyright (c) 2001-9 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, LP
This software comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
This is free software, and you are welcome to distribute it
under certain conditions. See COPYING file for more details.

error: Invalid printer name: Hewlett-Packard_HP_LaserJet_5P
error: No device selected/specified or that supports this functionality.

or:

[joschi ~] hp-levels --device=hal:///org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/usb_device_67b_2305_noserial_if0_printer_noserial

HP Linux Imaging and Printing System (ver. 3.10.6)
Supply Levels Utility ver. 2.0

Copyright (c) 2001-9 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, LP
This software comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
This is free software, and you are welcome to distribute it
under certain conditions. See COPYING file for more details.

error: Invalid device URI: hal:///org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/usb_device_67b_2305_noserial_if0_printer_noserial
error: No device selected/specified or that supports this functionality.

How do I find out the right printer-name and device-uri ?

Kind Regards
'Spot

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#2 2010-12-11 23:13:01

thibdb13
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From: Mechelen - Belgium
Registered: 2005-10-11
Posts: 112

Re: Problems with HP Printing tool "hplip"

Try sudo hp-setup or sudo hp-toolbox. It worked very good for me.

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#3 2010-12-12 00:36:06

lilsirecho
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Registered: 2003-10-24
Posts: 5,000

Re: Problems with HP Printing tool "hplip"

Perhaps you need cups to provide an interface for printer.

There is also an alternate method to install via hp-setup.  It may help in finding the solution..use the command...... hp-setup -i...... and see what interactive install provides.

Last edited by lilsirecho (2010-12-12 00:58:15)


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#4 2010-12-12 01:48:50

tomk
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From: Ireland
Registered: 2004-07-21
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Re: Problems with HP Printing tool "hplip"

Have you considered the possibility that the error message is correct i.e. that your printer does not "support this functionality"?

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#5 2010-12-16 00:50:16

Garbee
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Registered: 2010-06-26
Posts: 15

Re: Problems with HP Printing tool "hplip"

Try checking www.hplipopensource.com when it comes back online.  There should be a support list with printer and what functions are supported.

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