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Author Topic: HP Deskjet 1660  (Read 4425 times)
InTheWoods
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« on: January 07, 2010, 01:41:24 pm »

I have a HP deskjet 1660 which I believe should work with linux. I have installed the latest version of HPLIP but I don't know how to use it. I just configured CUPS normally and chose the USB HP deskjet 1600 printer option.

The printer does show up using lusb but whenever I send a print test page command the printer power button starts to blink. when I restart the printer CUPS acts as if the document has been printed but the printer does not print.

Do I need to run HPLIP somehow?
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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2010, 02:06:40 pm »

Did you try using the HP Device manager to install the printer?
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« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2010, 10:34:33 pm »

I did run /usr/share/hplip/setup.py
but it could not locate the printer even when I inserted the values obtained from lsusb manualy
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« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2010, 11:38:27 pm »

Check in GSlapt that you are using hplip 2.8.12
It has 3 drivers for the deskject series...located as follows...
/usr/share/cups/model/HP/hp-deskjet_1600cm-hpijs.ppd
/usr/share/cups/model/HP/hp-deskjet_1600c-hpijs.ppd
/usr/share/cups/model/HP/hp-deskjet_1600cn-hpijs.ppd

Using the HP Device manager or CUPS you may have to locate the ppd manually, but should be fine from there.

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« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2010, 04:09:09 am »

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Check in GSlapt that you are using hplip 2.8.12
I was using 3.9.2
Downgraded to 2.8.12
Although I can see and select the appropriate ppd in cups I no longer have an option for a usb printer. Cups seems to think it is a network printer.

I can still locate it with lusb
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 03f0:7f11 Hewlett-Packard

I do not know how to find the proper URI. Although for a USB printer I do not think I require a URI.

/usr/share/hplip/setup.py
cannot locate the printer
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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2010, 08:30:33 am »

Did the printer power itself off, the usb will not be detected until the printer is powered on.
Though it sounds as if you are going through the right steps here are two examples of printer set-ups.
Using cups...
Printer Set-up

Using HP Device Manager.
HP Device Manager Printer Set-up
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« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2010, 08:28:57 am »

Thanks for the setup tutorials. However I was doing it mostly right. I did not know about all of the other options available in the HP package. I will still try an HP printer in the future given their mostly good reviews.

As it turns out I had a mechanical problem. I could get a signal to the printer but it would not pick up the paper. I took it back and exchanged it for another but had the same problem.

In the end I got my old Lexmark Z611 running again and for now I will use it.

Problem solved
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