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Thursday, July 31, 2008

HP printer behaving strange on OpenSolaris 2008.05

I have a HP Deskjet 3745 printer and trying to print a page from Open Solaris 2008.05 platform. First I tried to configure my printer in the system. I did it in the following way -
1) I connect my printer to the system and powered it on.
2) system -> administration -> print manager
and Solaris print manager was opened.
3) Tools -> Find printer
This tool was able to find my printer and add it to the system. Check out the screenshot.

After that I found my printer in solaris print manager.

Again , a printer icon on the panel told me that the printer is online and ready to print.

I opened a pdf file to take a print , and I was happy to found my printer in the options.

I clicked the 'Print' button , and after that..... No reaction in my printer !!! I opened a text file (written using gedit editor) , but my printer was not present in the 'Print' option. I tried an image file (jpeg) , my printer was present in the options, but again no reaction after clicking the print button.

Finally I was not able to take a printout from any kind of file though my printer is working perfect when I am using a different operating system.

Do you have any idea ?? Please comment ...


  1. I have the exact same problem ... HP Deskjet 2140 ...

  2. same is happening to my HP 3900 series. What can I do. I dont want to have different Operating systems for different works