usb printer

Nils Kassube kassube at
Sat Sep 19 07:18:31 UTC 2009

ssc1478 wrote:
> I have an HP printer with both a parallel port and a usb port.  I'm
> using usb because my eee box doesn't have a parallel port.

Which HP printer?

> I can add the printer to ubuntu (9.04), ubuntu says its ready, but
> when I try to print the status remains processing.  When I unplug the
> usb cable the status will change to pending, and once I plug it back
> in the status changes to processing.  It never actually goes to the
> printer though.

It looks like the problem is related to the broken hplip version coming 
with Jaunty. Download the latest version from [1] and follow the 
instructions on the download page to install the driver.


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