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PSC 1205 hangs from linux machine

Paul Turner_6
Occasional Visitor

PSC 1205 hangs from linux machine

I have a HP 1205 psc printer/scanner/copier connected to an XP box. My linux laptop connects to the XP box and is able to network, share and connect to the internet.

I have set up the printer on the linux laptop using Yast and the printer is visible to the Linux laptop. I have selected the HP PSC 1205 Foomatic/hpijs driver as shipped with 9.1 and everything seems to install ok until I try a test print. (or print anything else for that matter).

1. The print job is sent to the XP box which receives it and places it in the print queue (which is at the top - no queue!!).

2. The green LED on the printer starts to flash indicating that it is preparing to print.

3. The print heads start to move (presumably self calibrating)

4. The green LED on the printer continues to flash.

5. But, no printing.

6. After about 30 seconds the print head 'parks' itself.

7. The XP status shows 'Printing', Size is stuck at 64.0KB/1.28MB - seems like the printer is waiting for more data ...

8. The linux laptop does not report any errors during transmission and assumes job is complete.

Only thing to do is cancel job on XP box and reset printer by switching off and on.