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From Girvin Herr <>
Subject Re: HP LaserJet question
Date Sat, 07 Sep 2013 02:12:38 GMT
I just had a similar thing happen to my HP Laserjet 4050tn.  It was very 
slow getting the pages out.  I was using the CUPS Postscript driver and 
isolated the problem to the printer.  Cups showed the document sent and 
completed as far as it was concerned, but the printer LED was still 
flashing and after 30 minutes, still had not printed even the first 
page.  I discovered changing the CUPS driver from Postscript to the HP 
PCL3 driver made it work fine.  Now pages print within seconds of 
clicking on Print.
All of my computers are Slackware 14.0 Linux and all of my HP printers 
are networked.

I may note that this problem started when I upgraded to Slack 14.0 with 
the new 3.x kernel.  It may be that the newer Postscript causes the 
older Postscript engines in the relatively old HP printers to hang up.

Hope this helps.
Girvin Herr

On 09/06/2013 04:16 PM, Doug wrote:
> I have an HP LaserJet 2200dn, networked with 3 computers--one normally
> running Windows 7 and two normally running PCLOS. From Linux, when
> I send it something to print, sometimes--not always--the busy light will
> start to flash, and then it may print a couple hours, or a day later, or
> never. Other times it will print right away. Does anyone
> reading here know of a way to "tickle" it to make it print what it's
> sitting on? (Other times, it prints right away.)
> (There is no HP support--the printer is over 5 years old, so HP
> has disowned it.)
> --doug

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