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Puppy not detecting my usb HP 940c inkjet printer
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PostPosted: Sat 08 Apr 2006, 09:44    Post_subject:  Puppy not detecting my usb HP 940c inkjet printer  

Puppy version 1.08r1
I have a HP pav a530n
2Ghz athlon 64
200GB, hp 300i dvd writer, asus cd-rom,
floppy drive with multi-reader flash cards + a firewire and USB 2.0 port (front)
I have ps/2 mouse/keyboard, 4 USB 2.0 ports and 1 firewire port (rear)
Printer: HP940c (900 series)
Now I have not had a problem with hardware detection for a long time. It has been a Long time since I used anything with a 2.4 kernerl. I sure hope its not a kernel issue. Here's the problem.

I am showing my old usb canon scanner and my usb AK5370 (logitech mic) but for some odd reason I can't get puppy to see my usb printer. I haven't had a distro in over a year (I have tried alot of distros) give me problem with this printer. I'm fresh out of ideas. I've used your wizard first and when it didn't work I check USB view in the control panel and I didn't see it listed. I tried probing for it using a terminal no luck. I have for a long time used the front usb connection because of convenience. I tried using one of the rear usb ports and the same problem occured. Any suggestions.

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PostPosted: Sun 09 Apr 2006, 04:32    Post_subject:  

Hi Dragonopolis.
I use the same puppy driver as you for the HP920c printer. it works in both USB &Par. the only thing i found was i had to resatart puppy and turn the printer off for twenty seconds, then when reinstalled all works fine.
Just to let you know the driver works fine.

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PostPosted: Sat 15 Apr 2006, 05:28    Post_subject: Well I'm not seeing it and I tried the same thing you did  

My usb printer is not even recognized by the OS. Puppy reports that there is a device plugging in the usb port but reports that it does not know what it is. And when I use the usb device utility to look, only my scanner and AK5370 usb Mic (which has not worked in most linux distros I have tried) show up as devices. This is a shock because I have never had problems with this printer in any Linux distro I have tried. Would be nice to know if there is a fix. For instance, HP makes printer drivers for Linux problem is it is in a tar and I have been unsuccessful in Compiling anything on Puppy. I tried putting the usr_devx.sfs in the root folder, in actual / and in the place where Puppy001 resides. I rebooted every time I tried still I got errors saying there was no gcc or compiler. Oh well, would be nice if Puppy would come with a compiler already set-up. Any other suggestions on fixing my usb problem would be helpful.
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