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Old 23rd April 2011, 04:35 AM
taytong888 Offline
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F15: HP LaserJet 5MP printer not connected


I am running F15 Beta i686 (Gnome3) Desktop on a dual-core, 4 Mb DDR2 system. I already installed hplip and hpijs drivers and connected HP LaserJet 5MP printer to the parallel port of my PC. Set up was by running "system-config-printer", adding device URI=parallel:/dev/lp0, and selecting approriate driver (CUPS+Gutenprint (en) for the printer. However, when I chose to print a test page, nothing came out and the printer window says the printer is not connected. This is even though I can print from Fedora14 installed on the same PC.

I would appreciate your help very much!

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Old 23rd April 2011, 01:47 PM
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Re: F15: HP LaserJet 5MP printer not connected

Wow, haven't used a parallel port in a while.

A few things to try. See if it works when you're root. See if there are selinux messages in /var/log/messages. See what there is in /var/log/cups/error_log.

If it's safe to do so, temporarily stop iptables with iptables -F and see if it then prints.

These are all just guesses. Make sure you have rights to /dev/lp0 as well.
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Old 2nd May 2011, 09:40 PM
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Re: F15: HP LaserJet 5MP printer not connected


Thank you for your reply. I just discovered that I was sold the wrong printer cable which only has one parallel port connector, the other end looks very different. The strange thing is that Win 7 and all other distros including F14 print fine! Anyway, after connecting the correct cable, i. e. both ends are parallel connectors, and rerunning hp-setup, I was able to print from F15 (Beta).

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