I have been trying to get an old but good laserprinter to work with Ubuntu 12.04. According to the documentation, the printer can emulate the HP Laserjet IIP printer, and works with PCL4.
The printer has no USB cable, just an LPT one, and since my computers no longer have such a port, I'm using (trying to) an LPT -> USB cable.
I've come across this forum thread (by far the only useful topic I've found on the net regarding this printer): http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=85466
I've followed the instructions and manually installed the printer using a generic PCL4 laserjet driver. However, when I try to print, it doesn't work:
I see a blinking orange indicator on the printer, which indicates data is being recieved. However, the indicator won't stop blinking. Even after an hour, it still blinks and prints nothing.
The printer itself works well: I printed a test page using the "test" button, and that worked as expected.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
Edit: Allow me to clarify the fact that the printer can emulate an HP Laserjet IIP. Therefore, if you know how to install an HP Laserjet IIP printer, please feel free to let me know, as it is likely to work with my printer too!