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    Unhappy HP 5440 Printer Problem

    My HP5440 printer worked just fine under openSUSE 10.3, but does not work under 11.1. It also works correctly under Fedora 11. The problem appears to be the HP 5400 Series driver. Under 10.3 and Fedora 11, there is a specific driver for the HP 5440, and it works. I noticed that Fedora uses hpijs version 1.3.9.2 with hplib version 3.9.2. How do I get the older drivers, which included a separate driver for the 5440?

    Almost forgot, the problem is that it prints one line of garbage per page. Wastes a lot of paper. I even have the same problem when I connect the printer to a Samba machine. I haven't tried connecting the printer on a Fedora machine, and then using remote cups to print.

  2. #2
    Camalen NNTP User

    Default Re: HP 5440 Printer Problem

    ww7ba wrote:

    > My HP5440 printer worked just fine under openSUSE 10.3, but does not
    > work under 11.1. It also works correctly under Fedora 11. The problem
    > appears to be the HP 5400 Series driver. Under 10.3 and Fedora 11, there
    > is a specific driver for the HP 5440, and it works. I noticed that
    > Fedora uses hpijs version 1.3.9.2 with hplib version 3.9.2. How do I get
    > the older drivers, which included a separate driver for the 5440?


    Hplip should fully manage this printer.

    http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web...00_series.html

    Latest version of HPLIP (3.9.6b) can be installed from OBS repo:

    http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...openSUSE_11.1/

    Greetings,

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    Camalen

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    Default Re: HP 5440 Printer Problem

    Thanks, I will check it out as soon as I get out of the hospital. I suffered a compound fracture of the left femur, when I fell off a ladder.

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    Default Re: HP 5440 Printer Problem

    we are sorry to hear that; take care and get well soon

  5. #5
    goldie NNTP User

    Default Re: HP 5440 Printer Problem

    mend well...and, i reckon Bill should leave antenna work to others for
    a while, huh?

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    goldie

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