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17th August 2007, 03:48 AM
My HP Laserjet 1012 printer will print it's own test pages from it's firmware, and it will be correctly detected by the OS, but will otherwise be completely worthless, as it refuses to print anything. It just gets stuck on "processing" and will hang there forever. Does anyone know what needs to be done here?
17th August 2007, 04:14 PM
I don't know, using cups? maybe you could try changing the driver or setting it up with lpr?
driver you should be able to change in from the printer admin, lpr, get a book or look it up on the net. It's not hard but you have to type some stuff into a file or something. It's how Linux used to handle printers.
Best of Luck,
17th August 2007, 05:15 PM
Well, it's in the list of supported printers in the fedora 'add printers' tool so it's possible.
How did you set it up?
Did you use either of:
KDE - Administration - Printing
Gnome - System - Administration - Printing?
17th August 2007, 09:50 PM
I used the Gnome one, but I didn't really need to set it up, since all the information was there and was correct after plugging it in. The driver was apparently the correct one, since it knew what kind of printer it was. It just wouldn't print.
17th August 2007, 10:54 PM
Try taking a look in the file /var/log/cups/error_log and see if that gives us nay clues.
17th August 2007, 11:51 PM
I don't know if it's exactly the same problem but my HP656C did exactly the same thing with Fedora7, even though it worked fine with FC2-6. I corrected the problem by installing hplip & hplip-gui through yum and then using that tool to set up my printer. Since then, it's been working perfectly.
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