Irritating print problem

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Seahorse, Oct 14, 2006.

  1. Seahorse macrumors newbie

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    Oct 14, 2006
    Location:
    London, UK
    #1
    I'd be very grateful for any advice anyone can give me on this one...

    When printing, intermittently the document stops outputting to the printer queue about 20% of the way through. The only way I can fix it is by unplugging the USB printer plug, plugging it back in (straight away), and then clicking on 'Start Jobs' in the Print Queue. This happens about 50% of the time.

    My setup is:
    Computer: MacBook Pro
    OS: OS X v 10.4.8
    Printer: HP LaserJet 5L
    Connection: USB-to-parallel lead
    Driver: Gimp Print v 5.0.0 beta2

    I realize that the word 'beta' is a warning, and that this is an unsupported hardware/software setup but, as it works half the time, it's just frustrating that it can't work all the time. I doubt it does the USB port much good being unplugged and plugged back in several times a day.

    Any advice would be much appreciated!
     
  2. stevep macrumors 6502a

    stevep

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    Location:
    UK
    #2
    Try Gimp v4.2.7 instead - I tried v5 and couldn't get it to work with my Epson, but no problem with 4.2.7
     

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