[Bug 96454] Re: [Feisty, Gutsy] MASTER: HP LaserJet 1000/1005/1018/1020 don't work because of missing firmware

Till Kamppeter till.kamppeter at gmail.com
Sat Jun 13 23:37:07 BST 2009


Mario S. Mommer, if your printer setup toll popped up some dialog to
install a plugin, the downloaded plugin is from HP. HP does not use the
.dl extension for the firmware file. HP puts all firmware files into
/usr/share/hplip/data/firmware/. They have the extension .fw.gz and the
names are the model names of the printers to which they belong. If you
have a file hp_laserjet_p1005.fw.gz in that directory all is OK. Note
that the files are gzipped, so they cannot be sent directly to the
printer without gunzipping.

To check whether the firmware gets actually loaded into the printer,
unplug the USB cable and plug it again. After plugging the lights of the
printer should flash and the mechanics rotate. This tells that the
printer has loaded the firmware. Attach /var/log/syslog if this does not
happen.

For the repeated auto-setup please attach your /etc/cups/printers.conf
and post the output of "lsusb", "lpstat -v" and "lpinfo -v". Then unplug
and replug the USB cable (or turn off and turn on the printer) and wait
until the printer setup procedure ends (Printer with magnifier in
notification area/system tray disappearing). Then attach
/var/log/syslog.

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[Feisty, Gutsy] MASTER: HP LaserJet 1000/1005/1018/1020 don't work because of missing firmware
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