[Mageia-discuss] HP printing issue
andrewsfarm at gmail.com
Wed Jul 6 05:52:22 CEST 2011
I have an Officejet 6110 with the duplexer attachment. The way it's
supposed to work to print a multipage document using that duplexer, the
first page prints, the printer pauses to let the ink dry, and then draws
the paper back into the duplexer where it is "flipped" over so the other
side is presented to the print head for the second page. At the end of
the second page the paper is put into the "out" tray.
If I'm printing a job with an even number of pages, all works fine. But,
if the job has an odd number of pages, that last odd page will be drawn
back into the duplexer - and it stays there. Every time. Mageia says the
job is done, but the printer says it isn't. Using the cancel button on
the printer does nothing. To get the paper to eject, I have to cycle the
power button on the printer.
Having little knowledge of the guts of this stuff, I have no idea if
this is a HPLIP issue, a CUPS issue, or something else altogether. I see
that Mageia uses hplip 3.11.3a. I had the same problem with Mandriva
2010.1/2, using hplip 3.10.2. I did not have it with earlier Mandrivas.
A workaround is easy enough, if a bit annoying. If I have an odd-paged
document, I print all but the last page duplexed, and then print the
last page as a separate job. Not exactly elegant, but it gets the job done.
It shouldn't have to be this way. If somebody knows what is the source
of this issue and who to notify about it and how, I'd be happy to tell
them about it. As it is, all I have is my annoying workaround.
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