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    9.10 vs Laserjet P1005

    So I convinced a friend to scrap his copy of XP and try Ubuntu 9.04. He does and upgrades to 9.10.

    His printer is an HP Laserjet P1005 and it was working fine with XP. Now, it isn't even detected in 9.10. I've opened a browser to http://localhost:631 and tried to find the USB printer but no luck. I can load the drivers but it is useless since the printer is not found.

    Any thoughts?

    (Dual core Pentium with 1G RAM)

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    Re: 9.10 vs Laserjet P1005

    Plug the printer in, open a terminal, type dmesg and post the last few lines here.

    I don't have a printer at hand, but a USB microscope look like this:
    Code:
    [17103.312095] usb 2-1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 2
    [17103.511300] usb 2-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    [17103.632931] Linux video capture interface: v2.00
    [17103.647062] gspca: main v2.6.0 registered
    [17103.653011] gspca: probing 0ac8:301b
    [17103.971141] zc3xx: probe sensor -> 000a
    [17103.971149] zc3xx: Find Sensor PB0330. Chip revision 0
    [17103.975281] gspca: probe ok
    [17103.975321] usbcore: registered new interface driver zc3xx
    [17103.975327] zc3xx: registered
    In general, HP printers are really well supported, with HP even supplying a driver under the GPL license.

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    Re: 9.10 vs Laserjet P1005

    The heavily edited result of dmesg. The output is extensive:


    [0.196714] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbfs
    [0.196714] usbcore: registered new interface driver hub
    [0.196714] usbcore: registered new device driver usb
    [0.837621] ehci_hcd: USB 2.0 'Enhanced' Host Controller (EHCI) Driver
    [0.837698] ehci_hcd 0000:00:1d.7: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
    [0.856032] ehci_hcd 0000:00:1d.7: USB 2.0 started, EHCI 1.00
    [0.856147] usb usb1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    [0.856186] hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
    [0.856194] hub 1-0:1.0: 8 ports detected
    [0.856256] ohci_hcd: USB 1.1 'Open' Host Controller (OHCI) Driver
    [0.856273] uhci_hcd: USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver
    [0.856354] uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.0: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 2
    [0.856452] usb usb2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    [0.856477] hub 2-0:1.0: USB hub found
    [0.856483] hub 2-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
    [0.856565] uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.1: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 3
    [0.856657] usb usb3: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    [0.856681] hub 3-0:1.0: USB hub found
    [0.856687] hub 3-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
    [0.856771] uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.2: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 4
    [0.856872] usb usb4: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    [0.856896] hub 4-0:1.0: USB hub found
    [0.856983] uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.3: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 5
    [0.857090] usb usb5: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    [0.857115] hub 5-0:1.0: USB hub found
    [0.857121] hub 5-0:1.0: 2 ports detected

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    Re: 9.10 vs Laserjet P1005

    Problem solved.

    A huge noob mistake...in a gaggle of USB cables the wrong cable was plugged in.

    How embarrassing. :-[
    Last edited by Ian-on-the-Trent; March 31st, 2010 at 05:00 PM.

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    Re: 9.10 vs Laserjet P1005

    As a follow-up.

    My friend is completely thrilled with Ubuntu 9.10. He needs basic word processing and spreadsheet software (OpenOffice), a good browser (Firefox), and tools to download and burn torrents to CD/DVD. He says his box is now so much faster than the previous Windows OS and it keeps on going and going and ... His only observation is that Windows products are generally prettier.

    I'm wondering if not running A/V software helps the speed of his box.

    I just wish CoffeeCup products, Home and Landscape Design, and Corel VideoStudio Pro X2 were usable on Ubuntu. Until then, I will on a Window box 95% of the time.

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    Re: 9.10 vs Laserjet P1005

    Fix worked perfectly Thanx

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