Irritating print problem

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

  1. Seahorse macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2006
    London, UK
    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


    Oct 13, 2004
    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

Share This Page