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HP P1566 in FreeBSD 8.1

Discussion in 'Peripheral Hardware' started by tooker, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. tooker

    tooker New Member

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    Does anyone have this printer working under FreeBSD 8.1? I've installed cups, hplip & foo2zjs but no luck. Hp-check & /usr/local/libexec/cups/backend/hp found nothing.

    Does this printer require firmware to work like HP 1005 for example?

    usbconfig dump_device_desc returns:
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    ugen1.2: <HP LaserJet Professional P1566 Hewlett-Packard> at usbus1, cfg=0 md=HOST spd=HIGH (480Mbps) pwr=ON
    
      bLength = 0x0012
      bDescriptorType = 0x0001
      bcdUSB = 0x0200
      bDeviceClass = 0x0000
      bDeviceSubClass = 0x0000
      bDeviceProtocol = 0x0000
      bMaxPacketSize0 = 0x0040
      idVendor = 0x03f0
      idProduct = 0x092a
      bcdDevice = 0x0100
      iManufacturer = 0x0001  <Hewlett-Packard>
      iProduct = 0x0002  <HP LaserJet Professional P1566>
      iSerialNumber = 0x0003  <000000000QB00ZLJSI1c>
      bNumConfigurations = 0x0001
    
     
  2. tingo

    tingo Member

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    Always check openprinting.org when having problems with a new printer. Yours is listed:
    http://www.openprinting.org/printer/HP/HP-LaserJet_Pro_P1566
    The foo2zjs driver should be all you need.

    Are you using the latest version of hplip? Check /var/log/messages for error messages.
    try to run hp-setup and hp-check as root (it could be a permissions problem).
    You need to set the DISPLAY environment variable if you want to run hp-setup etc. as root.
     
  3. tooker

    tooker New Member

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    Does this mean that I don't require print/hplip to install?

    foo2zjs driver is already intalled on my system. Followed instruction for FreeBSD 8.0 from http://foo2zjs.rkkda.com/INSTALL but after setup of printer in CUPS and sending "Test Page" to it nothing happens.

    In the instruction
    is noticed, but I don't have such devices. I used usb:/dev/ugen1.2 for the URI.

    Does my printer require firmware loaded to print or not?
     
  4. tingo

    tingo Member

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    Try to install foo2zjs from the port (print/foo2zjs) instead (pay attention to the instructions given when you install the port). Does it work then?
    You will probably want to have hplip (print/hplip) installed - everything works nicer then (for me at least).
    I have a HP Photosmart 8250, so I can't say if your printer requires firmware or not.