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Re: [vox-tech] HP Printer Issues
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Re: [vox-tech] HP Printer Issues



On Friday 30 November 2001 06:14 pm, you wrote:
> In our house, we have an HP DeskJet 712c printer.  

 I've established a connection from my
> Linux box to the printer just fine,

You mean it actually prints from the Linux box?

 but when I try printing from my
> Linux box, I receive this error on my Windows computer:
>
> Hpfbkg13: This program has performed an illegal operation yada yada yada
> yada.
>
> Aside from the obvious and most effective solution of dumping Win98 on
> the laptop computer and replacing it with Linux (which my wife would be
> dead-set against) is there anything I can do?  I have already tried
> uninstalling and installing the printer drivers on the win98 computer.
> Has anyne encountered a problem like this, and does anyone have any
> ideas for how to solve it?

I've always believed that the HP 700 series was a series of winprinters.  I 
have a 722C, and I know for sure that it is a winprinter.  There used to be a 
web site where you could get hacked drivers for the HP winprinters.  But I 
went out and bought a separate printer for my Linux.  In fact on the old 
family dual boot I had a data switch connecting both printers to the computer.

What happened was that HP wanted to compete by selling a high quality printer 
for a low price.  So they took out the expensive chips from the winprinters 
and had them run from the computer's hardware.

Bob
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