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HP Laserjet P1005 not taking firmware [solved]
Posted by: business_kid ()
Date: April 21, 2010 01:38PM

Please point me here.

I have an install of Slackware 12 with foozjs working for about a year, the envy of my windows nerd kids. Then it stopped loading firmware on hot plugging it, but still loaded firmware on bootup. I think that's what's going wrong because I never get the orange light.

Now it won't load firmware at all. I have the firmware in /usr/share/foo2xqx/sihpP1005.dl. Even loading firmware manually as root
cat /usr/share/foo2xqx/sihpP1005.dl >/dev/usb/lp0 (which exists) does nothing. Logs show no errors - the printer is recognized and the usblp module loaded. I can't undo my mistakes because I haven't made any.

I still have the sihpP1005.img file - can I convert it to dl format without the sources?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/22/2010 06:23AM by rickrich.

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Re: HP Laserjet P1005 not taking firmware
Posted by: rickrich ()
Date: April 21, 2010 02:42PM

Follow ALL instructions.
        $ wget -O foo2zjs.tar.gz http://foo2zjs.rkkda.com/foo2zjs.tar.gz
        $ tar zxf foo2zjs.tar.gz
        $ cd foo2zjs
        $ make
        $ ./getweb P1005 
        $ su			OR	$ sudo make install
        # make install
        # make install-hotplug      OR      $ sudo make install-hotplug

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[SOLVED] Re: HP Laserjet P1005 not taking firmware
Posted by: business_kid ()
Date: April 22, 2010 05:25AM

Thanks richrich. I actually found the problem. the firmware file /usr/share/foo2xqx/firmware was a zero length file! Donm't ask me how. Prints now - I just uploaded the firmware from a successful installation on my laptop.

Sorry for the noise. How that became a zero length file is a mystery; I did have a few other zero length files recently and I can trace them to something silly done in an sftp session. The box runs sshd. But the firmware

/scratches head and goes away

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