Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 834814
Printer HP P1006 not recognised and not working
Last modified: 2013-08-01 08:44:56 EDT
Description of problem:
I've just ugpraded Fedora 14 to Fedora 17 on my home desktop (fresh installation). In Fedora 14 printer worked fine, unable to use it in Fedora 17 though. Printer installs just fine, I can "print" a test page, but... apart from gnome-hell happilly anouncing that the test page was printed, nothing really happens. Printer remains silent and does nothing.
In Fedora 14 I could hear printer warming up two times, the second time indicated that the firmware was downloaded to the printer. In Fedora 17 I don't get to hear this second warming up.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
# rpm -qa | grep printer
tried a number of times (including restart)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. attach HP P1006 printer
2. install it
3. print a test page
Test page to be printed
new printer settings dialog is so poor - how do I configure printer's settings now? ie. how do I set a default paper size? as it wrongly sets a Letter paper, instead of A4 commonly used around the world.
(In reply to comment #0)
> Steps to Reproduce:
> 1. attach HP P1006 printer
If you mean LaserJet P1006 then this printer AFAIK needs a proprietary plugin,
which you should install with 'hp-plugin -i'.
> Printer installs just fine, I can "print" a test page, but...
> apart from gnome-hell happilly anouncing that the test page was printed,
> nothing really happens. Printer remains silent and does nothing.
Strange, if my above comment is right, then the print job should fail with state reason 'hplip.plugin-error'.
If the printer is still not printing after installing the plugin,
try to print a test page from printing troubleshooter.
and add the troubleshoot.txt to this bug report. thanks
> new printer settings dialog is so poor - how do I configure printer's
> settings now? ie. how do I set a default paper size? as it wrongly sets a
> Letter paper, instead of A4 commonly used around the world.
You are most likely using GNOME control-center (System Settings > Printers).
I don't know how to do that there, but you can still use system-config-printer (System > Administration > Printing).
Setting to needinfo, pending a troubleshoot.txt report.
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