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Thread: [SOLVED] USB Printer Problem

  1. #1
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    [SOLVED] USB Printer Problem

    I am running a centronics-to-usb cable from my HP LaserJet 4 because my new computer does not have a parallel port. I cannot, however, get the printer to work, not even a test page, although Ubuntu recognizes it.

    Here are the pertinent error messages:

    Page 1 (Choose printer):
    {'cups_dest': <cups.Dest object at 0x8d78100>,
    'cups_instance': None,
    'cups_queue': 'Unknown',
    'cups_queue_listed': True}
    Page 2 (Check printer sanity):
    {'cups_device_uri_scheme': u'hal',
    'cups_printer_dict': {'device-uri': u'hal:///org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/usb_device_9948_5584_noserial_if0_printer_noserial ',
    'printer-info': u'LJ4',
    'printer-is-shared': True,
    'printer-location': u'',
    'printer-make-and-model': u'HP LaserJet 4 Foomatic/hpijs, hpijs 2.8.2',
    'printer-state': 4,
    'printer-state-message': u'Printer not connected; will retry in 30 seconds...',
    'printer-state-reasons': [u'none'],
    'printer-type': 135196,
    'printer-uri-supported': u'ipp://localhost:631/printers/Unknown'},
    'is_cups_class': False}
    Page 3 (Printer state reasons):
    {'printer-state-message': 'Printer not connected; will retry in 30 seconds...',
    'printer-state-reasons': 'none'}
    Page 4 (Print test page):
    {'test_page_attempted': True,
    'test_page_completions': [(12, u'Job canceled.')],
    'test_page_job_id': [12],
    'test_page_job_status': [(11, 'Unknown', 'RES3'),
    (12, 'Unknown', 'Test Page')],
    'test_page_jobs_cancelled': True,
    'test_page_successful': False}
    Page 5 (Printer state reasons):
    {'printer-state-message': 'Printer not connected; will retry in 30 seconds...',
    'printer-state-reasons': 'none'}

    Help greatly appreciated!
    -merlin

  2. #2
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    Re: USB Printer Problem

    I solved the problem by deleting the printer entry in System/Administration/Printing, rebooting, and then editing the properties for the new entry that was automatically added.
    -merlin

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