[Novalug] Charlie's printing problem
jhart at kevla.org
Sat Mar 6 22:15:03 EST 2010
Yes, I'll try to get it working but all I ca offer you is a test to see if the
printer itself is working (a printer self-test) plus test it on Windows.
I can try linux, but the age of my distros might be a problem.
>> This afternoon Charlie and I tried to get his HP printer to work on my
>> Ubuntu box. It didn't work.
>> The system did see the printer, recognized
>> that the driver was missing, located the driver and I could download it
>> without problems (I wrote down only hplip-3.9.8-plugin.run...). The
>> printer appeared in the GUI: nothing seemed awry. But, it didn't print.
>> I tried printing a sample with my own printer. This didn't work either,
>> but the system told me, properly as it turned out, that the printer
>> cable wasn't connected. After fixing this the printer worked again.
>> So, I don't think it's my system, it's Charlie's printer. To be honest,
>> I didn't think of checking whether the printer had a cartridge: I just
>> assumed that Charlie must have checked that already, but maybe that was
>> a bad assumption.
> It comes with a cartridge that is supposed to be able to print about 700
> Jay Hart, are you willing for me to visit you and you try to get it working?
>> I'm certain Charlie will appreciate input from someone more knowledgeable
>> than me.
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