[CentOS] non-functioning printer

Sat May 15 10:22:26 UTC 2021
Robert Heller <heller at deepsoft.com>

At Fri, 14 May 2021 22:22:24 -0500 (CDT) CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org> wrote:

> With the Deskjet D1420 disconnected, hp-probe
> finds no USB printers (duh).
> With the Deskjet D1420 connected, hp-probe
> finds it.
> hp-testpage produces
> error:  Unable to communicate with printer Deskjet-D1400-series.  Please check 
> the printer and try again.
> Note that hp-probe found it.
> hp-testpage also produces a popup saying ...
> There is a problem with a print cartridge (1017)

HP printers are bitchy about using non-HP branded ink carts (or tonor carts).  
HP is very interested in extracting their "pound of flesh" for all eternity.

> It does not say which one or why this would cause communication failure.
> How do I figure this out?

You will have to "easter egg" it.  Swap the carts out one-by-one with new, HP 
carts until the error goes away.


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