View Full Version : [ubuntu] Laserjet 4L printing problem

May 3rd, 2008, 10:15 PM

I have a Hawking HPS3P print server with an HP Laserjet 4L connected to it. Has been working fine in 7.04 and 7.10. I did the upgrade through Updates to 8.04, and aside from a few minor problems, the update went well. However, I lost the ability to print to the Laserjet 4L. The setting is URI lpd:// which works fine in 7.10. Now in 8.04 when I try to print, the printer starts but I am getting garbage printed out. Mostly just thin lines. Occasionally I'll get a partial test print page, but that's it. Removed the printer and reinstalled it through the system-config-printer, but no joy there. I connected the printer directly to the computer and was able to print ok. Moved the printer back to the Hawking and no joy.

I tried booting to the 8.04 live disk and setting it up there, but with the same result. I booted to the 7.10 live disk and had no problem at all printing. So am I missing something in 8.04, a different setting or something?


May 6th, 2008, 09:21 AM
Found this same problem at Launchpad ==> Bugs. (Bug 213081) It's staus is now a "comnfirmed bug," and "Critical." I'll be waiting for a fix. No worries, I just phisically connected the printer to this machine and will use this machine as the print server for the time being.