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Re: F11 install goes well, BUT, HP1020 Printer refuses to work.(SOLVED)

stan wrote:
On Sat, 20 Jun 2009 14:01:39 +1000
Anthony Irven Scott <anthonyscott comcen com au> wrote:

Hi All,
I have recently installed F11 by upgrading via Preupgrade from F10 to F11 and am pretty happy with it. The only persistent problem is my inability to get the printer up and running. Initially, it was not recognised at all. HP-GUI didn't see
it and stated that it was not connected.

Could anyone help with this issue. I am finding it very annoying as I have installed this printer in previous iterations of Fedora.

Thanks for any help.

Did you check whether there was a new configuration file with a
different format than the old one?  A possibility.

At one point I had a similar problem after an update, for an HP
printer. The HP drivers would not recognize it.  I searched for the
model name on the web with linux and found a linux printer project
whose name I can't remember, but that had lots of alternate drivers.
When I installed that it brought up the specific model and printing
started working again.  Might be worth a try.

What about disconnecting the printer, rebooting with it disconnected so
it is not found.  Then shut down, reconnect the printer, and start
again.  It may clean out a configuration left somewhere and the
hardware discovery could put in the right configuration.

Thanks Stan, it appears that your simple tip in the 2nd paragraph has worked and the printer is working.

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