Network Fax

Gernot Hassenpflug aikishugyo at
Sat Feb 23 14:26:33 UTC 2008

On Sat, Feb 23, 2008 at 6:48 AM, Bob Cortez <rjcortez at> wrote:
> I have an HP OfficeJet J5750 All In One (print/fax/copy/scan) unit that is
> installed as the default network printer.  It is plugged in with a USB
> connection to a box running 7.1.   All computers on the network can print
> without a problem.  The fax printer appears as an option in the available
> printers.  When I try to fax using hplip from the computer connected to the
> printer it hangs at "processing fax file".  When I try hplip from a
> networked computer I get an error "no device found:" even though it shows up
> in the available printers as installed and ready.  I have hylafax server
> installed but  It's apparently looking for a fax modem, not the USB
> connection.  I'm at a complete loss here, and not even sure where to look to
> find the problem, never mind the solution.

Tricky! I cannot tell whether you are saying your printer prints fine.
If not, check the gimp-print ML. Also, if it does not scan, check the
sane-devel ML. HP provides support and the majority of HP pritners are
removed from gimp-print/gutenprint. So you would have to check an HP
ML or web forum etc. for help using hplip. HP should at least document
linux support for your machine (web?), and tell you what to do with
the driver (like if hplip supports faxes at all). Could be
permissions, but I don't have a fax so cannot help you on particulars.

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