My first post here.
Clean install of 12.04.1. Previously 10.04. Have been running a p2035n printer without problem.
Now, no matter what paper tray I select it prints to the top "by-pass" feeder--not the lower main tray. And when I select to print to manual feed, it does not wait for me to put in paper (like it used to), but prints immediately.
The printer is on a samba share and is physically plugged into a WinXP machine. Its uri is smb:///computername/p2035n.
I have tried several of the offered drivers for this hp machine, and even tried generic-laser. Same result on all.
Here are some other things I have tried (losing 2-3 hours of my time!):
hp-check -t reports “error: User needs to be member of group 'lp' to enable print, scan & fax. ” and “warning: Printer is not HPLIP installed. Printers must use the hp: or hpfax: CUPS backend to function in HPLIP.”
needed to download HPLIP 3.12.11
says that before setup logout and then on login run hp-setup
hp-setup could not find the printer
ran hp-check -t again, found I was not in group lp
ran hp-check --fix and it fixed that problem, asks for reboot
rebooted after running update manager (new kernel) and hp-check -t shows no errors this time
all the tray selections end up on the bypass tray
hp-setup still cannot find the printer
So is there a way to make this work?