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I hooked up my wife's Deskjet 5150 to my mac via USB. Since the 5150 does not have a driver from HP to work in SL. I decided to us the generic Gutenprint v5.2.3.  For the heck-of-it, I picked, HP Deskjet 5550-Gutenprint v5.2.3.  It prints. and the utility works, BTW, I am low on black ink.

 

I also tried the other printer drivers labeled "any printer name"-Gutenprint v5.2.3. and they all worked with the 5150. 

 

So now that I know that the 5150's will work via USB with SL,  I will now upgrade the other two laptops in my house to SL.

 

How to:

 

Turn printer on.

 

open System pref/ printer-fax/ add printer

 

Select hp desktop 5100 

(name: -- Change name if you want - I kept " hp deskjet 5100"

Location: Your computer

Print Using: open dropdown box, select printer software. Type in: " Gutenprint" or "deskjet". I picked the HP Deskjet 5550-gutenprint v5.2.3.  but I do not think it matters as long as it is a -gutenprint v5.2.3 driver.

 

Select OK

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I found that this driver works better with the 5150

 

Update use this driver "HP Deskjet 5400 Series"

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BTW, you can access the scanner through Preview.   It's under "File."  
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Just a note to say thanks for the guide it worked for me first time and i'm new to this mac stuff. Thanks again.
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Thank you, Calvin Larsen, that worked instantly, didn't need to be forced, and I would never have thought to try that driver in a million years... Was just about to go out and buy another printer!

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Hello People,

 

i am having problems to get the HP 5150 working under Mac OS 10.6 Snow Leopard as the printer is attached via USB to a SMC 2804wbrp-g (WLAN-Router + USB-Printserver) and not directly to my Mac.

 

This is what i did:

 

1. In System Preferences i added a new printer (LPD) and provided the IP-Adress of the Router with the USB-Printserver

2. For the driver i tried several types discussed here

3. Basically the printer setup was successful (Connection is working, Driver gets used)

4. But when i try to print something the printer doesn't print out anything and always switches back to "paused" mode

 

This is the CUPS error_log (last lines):

 

D [07/Jan/2010:19:04:53 +0100] [Job 1] Gutenprint: Tossing right 0 (0) + 3

D [07/Jan/2010:19:04:53 +0100] [Job 1] Gutenprint: Reading 7185 3348

D [07/Jan/2010:19:04:53 +0100] [Job 1] Gutenprint: Tossing right 0 (0) + 3

D [07/Jan/2010:19:04:53 +0100] [Job 1] Gutenprint: Reading 7185 3349

D [07/Jan/2010:19:04:53 +0100] [Job 1] cgpdftoraster: bytes written for sheet 1 = 24079800

D [07/Jan/2010:19:04:53 +0100] [Job 1] Gutenprint: Tossing right 0 (0) + 3

D [07/Jan/2010:19:04:53 +0100] [Job 1] Printing page 1, 100%

D [07/Jan/2010:19:04:53 +0100] [Job 1] ATTR: job-media-progress=100

D [07/Jan/2010:19:04:53 +0100] [Job 1] Finished page 1...

D [07/Jan/2010:19:04:53 +0100] [Job 1] Gutenprint: Done printing page 1

D [07/Jan/2010:19:04:53 +0100] [Job 1] Read 2832 bytes of print data...

D [07/Jan/2010:19:04:53 +0100] [Job 1] Wrote 2832 bytes of print data...

D [07/Jan/2010:19:04:53 +0100] [Job 1] Gutenprint: Ending job

D [07/Jan/2010:19:04:53 +0100] [Job 1] Gutenprint: Printed total 281360 bytes

D [07/Jan/2010:19:04:53 +0100] [Job 1] Gutenprint: Used 1.260 seconds user, 0.050 seconds system, 5.393 seconds elapsed

D [07/Jan/2010:19:04:53 +0100] [Job 1] STATE: +connecting-to-device

D [07/Jan/2010:19:04:53 +0100] [Job 1] Looking up "192.168.2.1"...

D [07/Jan/2010:19:04:53 +0100] [Job 1] Connecting to 192.168.2.1:515 for printer 

D [07/Jan/2010:19:04:53 +0100] [Job 1] Mit Drucker verbinden …

D [07/Jan/2010:19:04:53 +0100] [Job 1] STATE: -connecting-to-device

D [07/Jan/2010:19:04:53 +0100] [Job 1] Mit Drucker verbunden …

D [07/Jan/2010:19:04:53 +0100] [Job 1] Connected to 192.168.2.1:515 (IPv4) (local port 1012)...

D [07/Jan/2010:19:04:53 +0100] [Job 1] lpd_command 02 

D [07/Jan/2010:19:04:53 +0100] [Job 1] Sending command string (2 bytes)...

D [07/Jan/2010:19:04:53 +0100] [Job 1] Reading command status...

D [07/Jan/2010:19:04:53 +0100] [Job 1] lpd_command returning 108

D [07/Jan/2010:19:04:53 +0100] [Job 1] Backend returned status 1 (failed)

D [07/Jan/2010:19:04:53 +0100] [Job 1] Printer stopped due to backend errors; please consult the error_log file for details.

D [07/Jan/2010:19:04:53 +0100] [Job 1] End of messages

D [07/Jan/2010:19:04:53 +0100] [Job 1] printer-state=5(stopped)

D [07/Jan/2010:19:04:53 +0100] [Job 1] printer-state-message="/usr/libexec/cups/backend/lpd failed"

D [07/Jan/2010:19:04:53 +0100] [Job 1] printer-state-reasons=paused

 

 

My questions:

 

 

  • May this be a problem within the driver?
  • Can someone help what the log entry "/usr/libexec/cups/backend/lpd failed" means?
  • Is maybe the HP 5150 not able to get attached to the USB-Printserver on my SMC WLAN-Router?
I would be very delighted on help.

Kind Regards

 

 

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Experimenting with my Macbook (10.6.2), it looks like forcing the 3822-Gutenprint driver will work fine for black-and-white and color printing, but doesn't offer the full range of photo-printing options.  To get those, I have to force the 5400 driver.

The default generic-PCL driver will print black-and-white and probably color, but doesn't even offer the option of photo paper.

I'm about to upgrade my iMac, and I'm glad I found this discussion thread, it has been most helpful.

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Can someone supply a link to the Deskjet 5400 driver being recommended here? I found several options on HP's driver list and am not sure whish one I need for the 5150.

 


thanks,

 Rob

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I found it on my software bundle and forced it. It worked once and then would cause all three of the 5150's lights to start flickering. I had to go back to the generic driver. Maybe I'll try gutenprint.

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Sorry to drag this up, i have been using Guten print and it has been working but now I want to run a printer utility but Gutenprint has none. What to do?

 


thanks,

 Rob

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