Printing to HP LaserJet 4050
I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 and have a few teething problems with printing to my HP LaserJet 4050 (connected by USB)
Printing from Thunderbird
The emails do not print properly, but merely the first 20 characters or so in text. Printing from LibreOffice is fine.
Computer loses Printer
I have had this problem a while since before 12.04. But I send a few jobs to the printer, and then they just hang. No indication why they haven't printed. Un-plugging the USB cable and reconnecting it, Ubuntu then finds the computer again, and is good to go. But I often have to do this with every print job. More often than not, I have to re-send the print job.
Any help would be appreciated.
P.S. The HP LaserJet 4050 cannot be set up with HP Toolbox.
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