Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 213420
HP Deskjet 4163 does not work properly
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:47 EST
Description of problem:
HP Deskjet 4163 does not print anything, only flashes with different indicators.
I think this model is just not supported yet and probably the work on drivers is
in progress, but reporting just in case.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Try to print anything with this model
Multiple flashes but no printing done
Printing should be done properly
Please try this test update:
You should be able to do this using:
yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update hpijs hplip libsane-hpaio
Does that make any difference?
Here's yum output for this command:
Could not find update match for hplip
Could not find update match for hpijs
Could not find update match for libsane-hpaio
No Packages marked for Update/Obsoletion
Oh, the update was for FC6, sorry.
Updated foomatic and others and my printer now works. But not all applications
operate it properly. For example eog and gimp detect printer settings
improperly and set PostScript as driver instead of default I set in printer
preferences. I tried to change settings in gimp but it detects printer database
improperly - my printer (and many ohters) is not shown in the list
(system-config-printers displays database properly).
For gimp this is a known problem and it is linked to bug #196989. For any other
application please file a bug against that application.