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#1 2005-01-15 23:08:13

phunni
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Printer not working

I have an HP Deks Jet 5550 connected via a parallel port and I've installed hpijs via pacman.

I have loaded parport, parport_pc and lp as modules.

When I try to configure the printer via localhost:631 I am sometimes told that the parallel port is busy and sometimes that it's all fine - but it never works.  Any jobs sent just sit there never working.  I have logging set to debug and see no errors

When I run tail /var/log/messages I see nothing about my parallel port at all

Can anyone help me with this?

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#2 2005-01-16 02:24:03

colnago
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Re: Printer not working

I would check your BIOS settings on your computer.  there are typically three settings for a parallel port and it might be defaulting to the wrong one for your printer.

This is a place to check:

http://www.linuxprinting.org/

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#3 2005-01-16 13:40:25

phunni
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Re: Printer not working

Checked the BIOS and there didn't seem to be any obvious settings for a printer or parallel port...

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#4 2005-01-16 15:00:06

Mr Green
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Re: Printer not working

try just parport-lp & lp .....


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#5 2005-01-16 17:29:52

phunni
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Re: Printer not working

parport-lp not found.  I'm using the stock 2.6.10 kernel

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#6 2005-01-16 17:56:50

Mr Green
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Re: Printer not working

oops parport_lp  wink


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#7 2005-01-16 18:22:02

phunni
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Re: Printer not working

smile I tried both and they're still not found.  Generally, I think, if you enter a hyphen it reads it as an underscore anyway...

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#8 2005-01-16 18:39:08

Mr Green
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Re: Printer not working

what does

dmesg | grep lp

give you ?


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#9 2005-01-16 19:24:40

phunni
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Re: Printer not working

nothing...

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#10 2005-01-16 19:31:24

Mr Green
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Re: Printer not working

Then it could be that your bios is not set up ....

I get

lp: driver loaded but no devices found
lp0: using parport0 (polling).

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#11 2005-01-16 19:44:25

phunni
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Re: Printer not working

Changed the bios (spent ages looking this time) and I now get

 lp0: using parport0 (polling)

when i do

dmesg | grep lp

But I still get the same problem - and still nothing in the logs.  The cups config page says that the parallel port is busy...

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#12 2005-01-16 20:29:24

Mr Green
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Re: Printer not working

I assume you have followed this ;

http://wiki2.archlinux.org/index.php/CUPS%20setup


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#13 2005-01-16 21:12:58

phunni
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Re: Printer not working

yes I did...

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#14 2005-01-16 21:43:30

phunni
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Re: Printer not working

now it says

lp0: using parport0 (interrupt-driven)

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#15 2005-01-17 08:01:56

Mr Green
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Re: Printer not working

http://www.google.co.uk/linux?q=cache:R … 5550&hl=en

shows that your printer is supported

do you Kde or Gnome  ? if so try to see if printer is shown

CUPS is a pain to set up (I had problems myself)

stick with it  wink


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#16 2005-01-17 20:11:41

phunni
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Re: Printer not working

I'm not using X as this is for a server which will share the printer - so I'm using the browser interface from my desktop.  Don't worry, i will stick at it - I need this printer!  big_smile

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#17 2005-01-26 20:57:12

phunni
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Re: Printer not working

I'm not making any progress on this.  I have no clear error messages.  WhenI go into bios my printer wakes up, so it seems like all is connected ok.  I set the parallel port to ECP+EPP since that seemed to give the best results - but nothing actually works.  Can anyone suggest anything useful I might try? I have no printer...

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#18 2005-01-27 19:21:00

phunni
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Re: Printer not working

To give a little more info.  Whenever I try and start a job, the status changes from "idle, accepting jobs" to "parallel port is busy, wil lrety in 30 seconds"

Not sure if that's relevant or not...

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#19 2005-10-28 02:17:04

DarkMind
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Re: Printer not working

phunni wrote:

now it says

lp0: using parport0 (interrupt-driven)

same problem here  :?


i have a epson stylus color 600

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