[Novalug] HP Laserjet P1006 problem
novalugml at jgcomp.com
Mon Apr 20 16:55:36 EDT 2009
On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 11:45:26AM -0400, Charles M Howe wrote:
> I am embarassed by this but: I can't get my brand new laser printer to
> print. It just sits there. I have assumed that the driver was loaded
> when I plugged it in -- HP and Linux have NEVER failed me before on this
> score. Is this a first time? Or?
> I have visited the HP support web site. No help.
> Can anyone on this list suggest what my problem is?
This is a poor choice for printing on Linux. The unit is
very low priced because HP leaves out a lot of things.
In a way it is similar to a WinModem that depends on the
host computer to do a lot of the work that a normal, serial
modem does in the modem itself. Same with the P1006,
on windows a separate program (or driver/dll) is installed
that uses the host cpu to do a lot of work that typically
is done by the cpu in the printer.
http://linuxprinting.org lists the printer a "mostly works"
and suggests the filter that Jay mentioned, foo2xqx.
Jon H. LaBadie jon at jgcomp.com
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