Printer won't initialize

John Hupp ubuntu at prpcompany.com
Tue Jan 27 23:09:18 UTC 2015


On 1/27/2015 6:03 PM, Chris wrote:
> On Tue, 2015-01-27 at 16:33 -0600, Chris wrote:
>> On Tue, 2015-01-27 at 20:27 +0000, Colin Law wrote:
>>> On 27 January 2015 at 20:17, Chris <cpollock at embarqmail.com> wrote:
>>>> This is really beginning to get my goat. Seems like every time I turn around I'm having some kind of
>>>> an issue. Now my HP 1020 Laserjet won't initialize. The last time a successful print job was run was
>>>> Mon 26 Jan 2015 04:54:09 PM CST according to the CUPS Job Manager.  I'm seeing this in dmesg:
>>>>
>>>> Jan 27 11:32:34 localhost kernel: [   16.860019] usb 2-6: device descriptor read/64, error -110
>>> I presume you have tried a power cycle (including powering down the
>>> printer at the same time).
>>> Otherwise, have you changed anything on the system since it last
>>> worked, switched to a different kernel for example?
>>>
>>> Colin
>>>
>>>> Jan 27 11:32:34 localhost kernel: [   32.088017] usb 2-6: device descriptor read/64, error -110
>>>> Jan 27 11:32:34 localhost kernel: [   32.316019] usb 2-6: new high-speed USB device number 3 using ehci-pci
>>>>
>>>> Jan 27 11:35:09 localhost hp[3101]: prnt/backend/hp.c 808: ERROR: open
>>>> device failed stat=12: hp:/usb/HP_LaserJet_1020?serial=JL1F0DC
>>>>
>>>> Jan 27 11:26:55 localhost hp[18533]: io/hpmud/musb.c 1143: unable to
>>>> open hp:/usb/HP_LaserJet_1020?serial=JL1F0DC
>>>> Jan 27 11:26:55 localhost hp[18533]: prnt/backend/hp.c 808: ERROR: open
>>>> device failed stat=12: hp:/usb/HP_LaserJet_1020?serial=JL1F0DC
>>>> Jan 27 11:28:32 localhost hp[18610]: io/hpmud/musb.c 1143: unable to
>>>> open hp:/usb/HP_LaserJet_1020?serial=JL1F0DC
>>>> Jan 27 11:28:32 localhost hp[18610]: prnt/backend/hp.c 808: ERROR: open
>>>> device failed stat=12: hp:/usb/HP_LaserJet_1020?serial=JL1F0DC
>>>> Jan 27 11:28:59 localhost hp[18632]: io/hpmud/musb.c 1143: unable to
>>>> open hp:/usb/HP_LaserJet_1020?serial=JL1F0DC
>>>> Jan 27 11:28:59 localhost hp[18632]: prnt/backend/hp.c 808: ERROR: open
>>>> device failed stat=12: hp:/usb/HP_LaserJet_1020?serial=JL1F0DC
>>>> Jan 27 11:29:19 localhost hp[18647]: io/hpmud/musb.c 1143: unable to
>>>> open hp:/usb/HP_LaserJet_1020?serial=JL1F0DC
>>>> Jan 27 11:29:19 localhost hp[18647]: prnt/backend/hp.c 808: ERROR: open
>>>> device failed stat=12: hp:/usb/HP_LaserJet_1020?serial=JL1F0DC
>>>> Jan 27 11:29:42 localhost hp[18666]: io/hpmud/musb.c 1143: unable to
>>>> open hp:/usb/HP_LaserJet_1020?serial=JL1F0DC
>>>> Jan 27 11:29:42 localhost hp[18666]: prnt/backend/hp.c 808: ERROR: open
>>>> device failed stat=12: hp:/usb/HP_LaserJet_1020?serial=JL1F0DC
>>>> Jan 27 11:30:07 localhost hp[18679]: io/hpmud/musb.c 1143: unable to
>>>> open hp:/usb/HP_LaserJet_1020?serial=JL1F0DC
>>>> Jan 27 11:30:07 localhost hp[18679]: prnt/backend/hp.c 808: ERROR: open
>>>> device failed stat=12: hp:/usb/HP_LaserJet_1020?serial=JL1F0DC
>>>>
>>>> Basically the printer for some reason will not initialize since yesterday evening (I just
>>>> noticed it this morning). I've changed to another USB port and instead of
>>>> usb 2-6: device descriptor read/64, error -110 I get usb 2-5 which makes sense since I
>>>> changed to a different port. Bottom line, I have no idea what the heck is going on or
>>>> where or how to figure out how to fix it. Any assistance is appreciated.
>>>>
>> Colin, I unplugged the printer, booted then plugged in during the boot.
>> The printer initialized however when trying to print something the print
>> job starts according to HPLIP report then says completed however nothing
>> prints. Also says device error can't connect. All I've done as far as
>> changing kernels is to go from the 3.19 back to the 3.13 for a little
>> while.
>>
> I might add that after making sure that the connector on the printer is
> tight and that the USB end is connected securely, again, I ran sudo
> hp-plugin -i to reinstall the HPLIP driver. This netted me this output:
>
> Downloading firmware to device
> hp:/usb/HP_LaserJet_1020?serial=JL1F0DC...
> error: Unable to communicate with device (code=12):
> hp:/usb/HP_LaserJet_1020?serial=JL1F0DC
> error: unable to open channel
> error: Unable to communicate with device (code=12):
> hp:/usb/HP_LaserJet_1020?serial=JL1F0DC
> error: unable to open channel
> error: Channel write error
> error: An error occured: Device I/O error
>
> So, I have no idea what's going on at all.
>
>

Did you go to hp.com and look up how to do a hardware self-test? Usually 
it's a matter of pressing some combo of buttons on the printer.  If this 
fails, then it points to a printer hardware problem.  Of course, if it 
succeeds, then you're back to looking for a software issue.




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