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Re: [vox-tech] postscript printer: light goes on, nobody home.



On Sun 01 Feb 04,  9:57 PM, Mark K. Kim said:
> That happens to me, too, sometimes, with LaserJet 1100.  But I can eject
> the page by depressing the button on the printer (it only has one button)
> once.  My HP Deskjet sometimes did that, too, and I could eject the page
> by pressing one of the buttons... not sure which one... maybe either one
> (it has two.)
> 
> What printer configuration tool (if any) do you use?

my printer configuration tool is vim.    ;-)

> Generally there's an
> option to send force-eject the last page after it's printed.  It may print
> an extra blank page sometimes, but it's worth testing.

you mean with lpr?  i'll look into that.

> Alternatively, you
> can write a program that sends a formfeed character to the printer, and
> run that program when the printer gets stuck.  Printing another page (of
> anything) after the printer getting stuck might help, too.
 

i'll definitely look into that.

actually, win2k and win98 both *always* print an extra sheet when
printing to this printer.  i figured it was either a win driver issue or
my misconfiguration of samba.

either one seems unlikely.  these are fairly common printers, and i'm
sure MS/hp/whomever worked out driver issues.  and i've been up and down
with smb.conf so many times i can't even count.  windows always sends
that extra page...

but i'm certain this isn't related to the other problem in any way...

pete


> Good luck!
>
> -Mark
> 
> 
> On Sun, 1 Feb 2004, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> 
> > hi all,
> >
> > i have an HP laserjet 6MP.  it works great on linux.  it's shared with
> > other linux and windows systems.  no problems.
> >
> > well, almost no problems.
> >
> > every blue moon, i'll queue something with lpr, and the printer LEDs
> > will flash like they normally do to indicate "i'm receiving data".
> >
> > but after the data gets trasfered to the printer, the "data LED" and
> > "ready LED" will remain on.  my printer manual says this state is
> > called:
> >
> >     "data is in the printer memory (form feed)"
> >
> > and says to press the "go button" to start printing.  i hit the "go
> > button", but nothing prints.
> >
> > eventually, the data LED goes out indicating the printer is in the
> > "ready for printing" state.  the job is gone.
> >
> > it's like the printer receives data but just gives up on printing it.
> > this happens on all the operating systems in the house: debian, suse,
> > redhat, win2k and win98.
> >
> > has anybody seen this happen before?  any guesses as to what causes it?
> >
> > the only thing i can think of is perhaps a flaw in the postscript or
> > perhaps the printer's postscript interpreter.
> >
> > it'll happen to me once every 2 weeks - 1 month, so it's pretty
> > infrequent. i can get around it by "printing" whatever i want to an
> > bitmap file, and using gimp to print the file.  but that's kind of a
> > rotten way to do things, and the quality stinks compared to nice raster
> > postscript.
> >
> > pete
> >
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