View Full Version : [ubuntu] hp LaserJet 1020 stopped working randomly

July 3rd, 2008, 01:14 PM
running ubuntu 8.04 (hardy) on an old rebuilt acer aspire...

I've never had printing issues prior to this, as my last printed document was successful and that was about a week ago. Since then, all print jobs are considered 'successful' by the OS but the printer remains idle throughout the so-called 'printing-process.'

I have gone through the forums and tried a numbers of things including a lot of updates and downloads and I have a driver CD (but for windows obviously so of course it's useless) but non-the-less, I tried it.

I can't even think of what the problem might be at this point since it was working just fine before. As far as I know...nothing has changed.

July 3rd, 2008, 03:46 PM
You don't say how you configured the printer orginally or what you tried, but I would open the System>Admin>Printing interface, delete the old printer and create a new one. You could also try printing from CLI (man lp) and see if that results in any output/error messages.