Printer installs, status OK, but won't print

Barry Titterton titterton.barry at
Mon Apr 21 15:13:11 UTC 2014

On 21/04/14 15:59, John Hupp wrote:
> Under the newly installed 14.04, a USB-connected HP 1315 PSC installed 
> cleanly, and its status is OK, but it won't print.  A small test job 
> appears in the queue briefly and then disappears, but on the printer 
> there is no activity whatsoever.
> Printer Properties: Settings: Printer State is currently: Idle - 
> Sending data to printer.
> During installation I selected for the driver: HP LaserJet 1300 
> Foomatic/pxlmono [en] (recommended), which I think is part of the 
> HPLIP collection.
> I do note that though the above was the recommended driver, this is 
> not a LaserJet but an inkjet, so that is the only suspicious item in 
> my view.
> The printer was working fine under Win XP.
> The machine is a Pentium 4 @ 1.6 GHz with 500 MB.
> How can I troubleshoot this?
Hi John,

The HPLIP website says that your printer is supported:-

I think that you may have selected the wrong driver. The web page 
suggests that the driver name should be something like PSC_1310_Series. 
Try deleting the laserjet driver and adding the printer again, then look 
for a driver with a PSC name.

Barry T

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