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HP 1018 on Fedora 11 x86_64 - printer not responding
Posted by: jes ()
Date: June 21, 2009 09:03PM

Hi,

I had to do a clean install due to disk failure and chose Fedora 11.
The printer was working ok on the same machine, with Fedora 9 and foo2zjs (your version from Wed Oct 08 09:20:10 2008, which I stupidly deleted).

After the clean install, I managed to print a test page after configuring with hp-setup. But after a while the printer stopped responding. That was when I decided to go back again to good old foo2zjs.

I removed all the Fedora's native hplip, hpijs, and gutenprint-cups (foo2zjs wasn't installed, and I just kept foomatic and gutenprint-foomatic). Then installed the current version of foo2zjs following the instructions on the home page (http://foo2zjs.rkkda.com/). I added the printer on system-config-printer. I found a little bit strange that 4 entries (all with the same description) were displayed for foo2zjs. I kept the one marked as recommended.
After a while, I rebooted the machine, powered the printer off/on a few times but the symptoms were always as described below:

- When printing from application I don't get any activity on the printer. First, I get printer state "Processing" and after about 1 minute I get "may be not connected".

usb_printerid /dev/usb/lp0
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GET_DEVICE_ID string:
MFG:Hewlett-Packard;MDL:HP LaserJet 1018;CMD:ACL;CLS:PRINTER;DES:HP LaserJet 1018;FWVER:20051028;

(red led blinks a few times when powering on, as expected. I noticed that FWVER is later than the one displayed in the home page. Is that ok?)


dmseg (extract)
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usb 1-7: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 8
usb 1-7: New USB device found, idVendor=03f0, idProduct=4117
usb 1-7: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
usb 1-7: Product: HP LaserJet 1018
usb 1-7: Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
usb 1-7: SerialNumber: KP2444Q
usb 1-7: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
usblp0: USB Bidirectional printer dev 8 if 0 alt 0 proto 2 vid 0x03F0 pid 0x4117

/var/log/messages
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kernel: usb 1-7: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 8
kernel: usb 1-7: New USB device found, idVendor=03f0, idProduct=4117
kernel: usb 1-7: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
kernel: usb 1-7: Product: HP LaserJet 1018
kernel: usb 1-7: Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
kernel: usb 1-7: SerialNumber: KP2444Q
kernel: usb 1-7: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
kernel: usblp0: USB Bidirectional printer dev 8 if 0 alt 0 proto 2 vid 0x03F0 pid 0x4117
logger: loading hp_laserjet_1018 firmware 001 008
/etc/hotplug/usb/hplj1018: foo2zjs: loading HP LaserJet 1018 firmware /usr/share/foo2zjs/firmware/sihp1018.dl to /dev/usb/lp0 ...
/etc/hotplug/usb/hplj1018: foo2zjs: ... download successful.
foo2zjs-wrapper: foo2zjs-wrapper -P -z1 -L0 -r1200x600 -p1 -m1 -s7
foo2zjs-wrapper: gs -sPAPERSIZE=letter -g10200x6600 -r1200x600 -sDEVICE=pbmraw -dCOLORSCREEN -dMaxBitmap=500000000
foo2zjs-wrapper: foo2zjs -r1200x600 -g10200x6600 -p1 -m1 -n1 -d1 -s7 -z1 -u 192x96 -l 192x96 -L 0 -P

uname -sr
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Linux 2.6.29.4-167.fc11.x86_64


Any suggestion?

Best regards,
JES

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Re: HP 1018 on Fedora 11 x86_64 - printer not responding
Posted by: rickrich ()
Date: June 21, 2009 09:41PM

What does:
$ cd foo2zjs
$ foo2zjs-wrapper -P -z1 -L0 testpage.ps > xxx.prn
$ cp xxx.prn /dev/usb/lp0
do? Should print...

What is the URI?



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 06/21/2009 09:55PM by rickrich.

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Re: HP 1018 on Fedora 11 x86_64 - printer not responding
Posted by: jes ()
Date: June 22, 2009 11:15AM

yes, it prints...

I was trying to use "usb://HP/LaserJet%201018" because the system creates a printer automatically for that URI, And also, because it is one of the URIs listed in the INSTALL notes. I thought it was an alias, link (or something) for /dev/usb/lp0. Sorry.

Now, with the URI set to /dev/usb/lp0, I am able to print from applications immediately after login and also after powering off/on the printer.

Thank you very much for your prompt response.
JES

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