[Nottingham] Printing problem

Alistair Lane alistairlane at talktalk.net
Thu May 29 20:25:11 UTC 2014




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On 29/05/14 17:26, Alistair Lane wrote:
> I have just installed a new HP printer on my system because the old
> Epson had stopped printing with yellow.
> Now it seems that the problem is not the printer since the new printer,
> an HP, is doing exactly the same, and
> the old printer is working fine (including yellow) on my daughter's
> computer.

Oddly enough, my HP keeps moaning that the yellow cartridge is jiggered.
It isn't (although I do need to fix some external reservoir plumbing).

Which Epson/HP printers?
What's different between your daughter's PC and yours (OS, drivers etc)?
Did you install the latest HPLIP from HP, or did you use what was in the
Can the printer do a self-test and does that work OK?

HPLIP does have a "Gamma" setting (this might be a CUPS thing) and mine
is sat at "1000". Other than that, I don't see any obvious colour settings.

Are you using the same cable? Maybe it has a broken wire?

The HP is a C3100 and the Epson a C66.
I'm running Ubuntu 12 04 and my daughter is on Fedora.
I believe the HPLIP is the latest.
I haven't done any test other than the Ubuntu one since all the tests in the user manual
refer to the Windows disk.
As to accessing HPLIP settings I have no idea where to start.
I will try try borrowing my daughter's USB cable tomorrow to see if that makes any difference.

Many thanks

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