[Novalug] Charlie's printing problem
Rich.Goodwin at cox.net
Sun Mar 7 06:44:23 EST 2010
indicates the printer "mostly works" which means some things won't.
That means one's expectations may need to be adjusted. But for text
pages, and a simple test page, it should work.
On Sat, 2010-03-06 at 22:15 -0500, Jay Hart wrote:
> 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.
> >> FWIW...
> >> 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
> > pages.
> > Jay Hart, are you willing for me to visit you and you try to get it working?
> > Charlie
> >> I'm certain Charlie will appreciate input from someone more knowledgeable
> >> than me.
> >> Nino
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