HP Deskjet 9800 with hpijs driver

Aryeh M. Friedman aryeh.friedman at gmail.com
Sun Nov 25 23:23:58 PST 2007

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Erin McNew wrote:
> I've been trying to get my photo printer working recently, and seem to have
> run into a bit of a snag.  I just tried to print out a picture as a test,
> and instead of a picture, I got: PCL commands across the top of one page of
> photo paper, and the printer spewed the rest of my paper out empty (taught
> me an important lesson about testing without having large quantities of
> photo paper in the printer...)
> Anyway, I was looking on google, and I don't seem to see other people
> this problem, but I'm not sure what I could've done wrong.  I'm using the
> hpijs driver, which is supposed to work perfectly under linux, and works
> perfectly for my other hp printer.  Is this printer just not supported by
> FreeBSD?  I couldn't find anything that stated directly either way in my
> quick googling, so I was hoping somebody here might have some ideas for
> things to check, etc.

My 6980 has the same problem with hpijs and hplip... try cups (it
should autodetect)

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