[sf-lug] Has anyone configured a HP LJ P1006 to Ubuntu 9.04 or 6.06?
mason.christopher.thomas at gmail.com
Sun Mar 14 11:37:06 PDT 2010
I don't have any specific advice for that printer, but I'll throw two
things out that got me when I was setting up a different model of HP
printer connected via USB.
1- I was frustrated for hours because the "print test page" from
within the GUI wasn't working. Turns out, everything printed fine
_except_ the test page. I wish I would have tried just printing from
2- I frequently find myself plugging in, unplugging, turning on,
turning off, etc, the printer. The magic command that seems an
effective way to say "hey, pay attention to the printer!" is "sudo
rmmod usblp". I have it an alies in .bashrc:
alias fixprinter='sudo rmmod usblp'
When I tell OO.o or FF to print, and it mysteriously isn't printing,
that command mysteriously seems to start the print job. Don't tell it
to print 20 times, tell it to print once, issue that command, and THEN
start getting frustrated. :P
On Sun, Mar 14, 2010 at 9:05 AM, jim <jim at well.com> wrote:
> hi, mikki,
> yes, it does look like you might have blundered
> (i know the feeling pretty well myself). best to get
> into the habit of researching before buying. i used
> google and typed in linux printers and got a lot of
> links, including
> linux support for hp printers is pretty good;
> there are lots of drivers for lots of hp (and other)
> printers. (hp has, for something like ten years,
> supported an internal linux group, although their
> overall policy seems to have varied over the decade.)
> when i run into people who are interested in open
> source software, i try to get them to join some kind
> of user group BEFORE they buy things (e.g. computers,
> pre-purchase researching has gotten easier over
> time. even i kind of follow my advice.
> note that more recent releases of linux distros
> have improved device support over their predecessors.
> consider getting a "live cd" and booting your desktop
> computer with it to see if things work. if so, it
> might be good to upgrade the OS running on it (in
> terms of printer support, initial load time, and
> other features).
> i tend not to upgrade (tho' i tend to update); i
> plan to reinstall all my systems when 10.4 is
> released: 10.4 is a Long Term Service (LTS) release,
> which promises support for two years (until the next
> LTS release).
> On Sun, 2010-03-14 at 06:56 -0700, Mikki McGee wrote:
>> Hi, all;
>> Well, I blundered again. I bought a HP LJ P1006, forgetting that
>> Hewlett Packard refuses to support Linux. I was reminded of that when
>> I asked HP for some help. I am using eeeBuntu 3.1, which I am told is
>> Ubuntu 9.04. The desktop computer is comfortably 6.06.
>> have been trolling the internet, as best I can, and come up with
>> a configuration note for Ubuntu 9.10 being configured for this
>> printer. Before I start doing things, I would like to know, has
>> anyone configured a HP LJ P1006 to Ubuntu 9.04 or 6.06?
>> Bless All
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