HP p1102w Laser - No Duplex Printing

Asked by Justin F. on 2011-06-27

Hi everyone,

My HP p1102w Laser Printer had the option of duplex printing in Windows and the feature worked seamlessly. I've searched through the HP Linux printer settings menu several times and can't even find a duplex option, let alone get it to work. Most of the other "solutions" I've found on here were for different printer models, where apparently, this option was at least available (although these posts were also at least 1-2 years old). Given that I use my printer mostly for journal articles, auto duplex printing is a helpful feature for me.

Please advise,
Justin

Question information

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Last query:
2011-07-07
Last reply:
2011-07-13
Justin F. (justin-feeney) said : #1

Also, under the system's printer properties - "double sided" is available, but it immediately switches back to single sided when I click apply.

goutam kodu (goutam-hplip) said : #2

Hi,

Can you please post us the out-put of "hp-check -t" command.

Thanks & Regards,
Goutam Kodu

Justin F. (justin-feeney) said : #3

Ubuntu 11.04, up-to-date.

Printer works great but is missing duplex option.

hp-check[4562]: info: :
Initializing. Please wait...
Ubuntu

11.04

scheduler is running

Linux JustinLAP 2.6.38-8-generic #42-Ubuntu SMP Mon Apr 11 03:31:24 UTC 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

hp-check[4562]: info: :
hp-check[4562]: info: :---------------
hp-check[4562]: info: :| SYSTEM INFO |
hp-check[4562]: info: :---------------
hp-check[4562]: info: :
hp-check[4562]: info: :Basic system information:
hp-check[4562]: info: :Linux JustinLAP 2.6.38-8-generic #42-Ubuntu SMP Mon Apr 11 03:31:24 UTC 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

hp-check[4562]: info: :
hp-check[4562]: info: :Distribution:
hp-check[4562]: info: :ubuntu 11.04
hp-check[4562]: info: :
hp-check[4562]: info: :Checking Python version...
hp-check[4562]: info: :OK, version 2.7.1 installed
hp-check[4562]: info: :
hp-check[4562]: info: :Checking PyQt 4.x version...
hp-check[4562]: info: :OK, version 4.8.3 installed.
hp-check[4562]: info: :
hp-check[4562]: info: :Checking for CUPS...
hp-check[4562]: info: :Status: scheduler is running
warning: Version: (cups-config) Not available. Unable to determine installed version of CUPS.)
hp-check[4562]: info: :error_log is set to level: warn
hp-check[4562]: info: :
hp-check[4562]: info: :Checking for dbus/python-dbus...
hp-check[4562]: info: :dbus daemon is running.
hp-check[4562]: info: :python-dbus version: 0.83.1
hp-check[4562]: info: :
hp-check[4562]: info: :
hp-check[4562]: info: :------------------------------------
hp-check[4562]: info: :| COMPILE AND RUNTIME DEPENDENCIES |
hp-check[4562]: info: :------------------------------------
hp-check[4562]: info: :
note: To check for compile-time only dependencies, re-run hp-check with the -c parameter (ie, hp-check -c).
note: To check for run-time only dependencies, re-run hp-check with the -r parameter (ie, hp-check -r).
hp-check[4562]: info: :
hp-check[4562]: info: :Checking for dependency: CUPS - Common Unix Printing System...
hp-check[4562]: info: :OK, found.
hp-check[4562]: info: :
hp-check[4562]: info: :Checking for dependency: CUPS DDK - CUPS driver development kit...
warning: NOT FOUND! This is an OPTIONAL/RUNTIME ONLY dependency. Some HPLIP functionality may not function properly.
hp-check[4562]: info: :
hp-check[4562]: info: :Checking for dependency: CUPS devel- Common Unix Printing System development files...
error: NOT FOUND! This is a REQUIRED/COMPILE TIME ONLY dependency. Please make sure that this dependency is installed before installing or running HPLIP.
hp-check[4562]: info: :
hp-check[4562]: info: :Checking for dependency: CUPS image - CUPS image development files...
error: NOT FOUND! This is a REQUIRED/COMPILE TIME ONLY dependency. Please make sure that this dependency is installed before installing or running HPLIP.
hp-check[4562]: info: :
hp-check[4562]: info: :Checking for dependency: DBus - Message bus system...
hp-check[4562]: info: :OK, found.
hp-check[4562]: info: :
hp-check[4562]: info: :Checking for dependency: gcc - GNU Project C and C++ Compiler...
hp-check[4562]: info: :OK, found.
hp-check[4562]: info: :
hp-check[4562]: info: :Checking for dependency: GhostScript - PostScript and PDF language interpreter and previewer...
hp-check[4562]: info: :OK, found.
hp-check[4562]: info: :
hp-check[4562]: info: :Checking for dependency: libcrypto - OpenSSL cryptographic library...
error: NOT FOUND! This is a REQUIRED dependency. Please make sure that this dependency is installed before installing or running HPLIP.
hp-check[4562]: info: :
hp-check[4562]: info: :Checking for dependency: libjpeg - JPEG library...
error: NOT FOUND! This is a REQUIRED dependency. Please make sure that this dependency is installed before installing or running HPLIP.
hp-check[4562]: info: :
hp-check[4562]: info: :Checking for dependency: libnetsnmp-devel - SNMP networking library development files...
error: NOT FOUND! This is a REQUIRED dependency. Please make sure that this dependency is installed before installing or running HPLIP.
hp-check[4562]: info: :
hp-check[4562]: info: :Checking for dependency: libpthread - POSIX threads library...
hp-check[4562]: info: :OK, found.
hp-check[4562]: info: :
hp-check[4562]: info: :Checking for dependency: libtool - Library building support services...
error: NOT FOUND! This is a REQUIRED/COMPILE TIME ONLY dependency. Please make sure that this dependency is installed before installing or running HPLIP.
hp-check[4562]: info: :
hp-check[4562]: info: :Checking for dependency: libusb - USB library...
error: NOT FOUND! This is a REQUIRED dependency. Please make sure that this dependency is installed before installing or running HPLIP.
hp-check[4562]: info: :
hp-check[4562]: info: :Checking for dependency: make - GNU make utility to maintain groups of programs...
hp-check[4562]: info: :OK, found.
hp-check[4562]: info: :
hp-check[4562]: info: :Checking for dependency: PIL - Python Imaging Library (required for commandline scanning with hp-scan)...
hp-check[4562]: info: :OK, found.
hp-check[4562]: info: :
hp-check[4562]: info: :Checking for dependency: PolicyKit - Administrative policy framework...
hp-check[4562]: info: :OK, found.
hp-check[4562]: info: :
hp-check[4562]: info: :Checking for dependency: PyQt 4 DBus - DBus Support for PyQt4...
hp-check[4562]: info: :OK, found.
hp-check[4562]: info: :
hp-check[4562]: info: :Checking for dependency: Python DBus - Python bindings for DBus...
hp-check[4562]: info: :OK, found.
hp-check[4562]: info: :
hp-check[4562]: info: :Checking for dependency: Python devel - Python development files...
error: NOT FOUND! This is a REQUIRED/COMPILE TIME ONLY dependency. Please make sure that this dependency is installed before installing or running HPLIP.
hp-check[4562]: info: :
hp-check[4562]: info: :Checking for dependency: Python libnotify - Python bindings for the libnotify Desktop notifications...
hp-check[4562]: info: :OK, found.
hp-check[4562]: info: :
hp-check[4562]: info: :Checking for dependency: Python XML libraries...
hp-check[4562]: info: :OK, found.
hp-check[4562]: info: :
hp-check[4562]: info: :Checking for dependency: Python 2.3 or greater - Required for fax functionality...
hp-check[4562]: info: :OK, found.
hp-check[4562]: info: :
hp-check[4562]: info: :Checking for dependency: Python 2.2 or greater - Python programming language...
hp-check[4562]: info: :OK, found.
hp-check[4562]: info: :
hp-check[4562]: info: :Checking for dependency: Reportlab - PDF library for Python...
hp-check[4562]: info: :OK, found.
hp-check[4562]: info: :
hp-check[4562]: info: :Checking for dependency: SANE - Scanning library...
hp-check[4562]: info: :OK, found.
hp-check[4562]: info: :
hp-check[4562]: info: :Checking for dependency: SANE - Scanning library development files...
error: NOT FOUND! This is a REQUIRED/COMPILE TIME ONLY dependency. Please make sure that this dependency is installed before installing or running HPLIP.
hp-check[4562]: info: :
hp-check[4562]: info: :Checking for dependency: scanimage - Shell scanning program...
hp-check[4562]: info: :OK, found.
hp-check[4562]: info: :
hp-check[4562]: info: :Checking for dependency: xsane - Graphical scanner frontend for SANE...
warning: NOT FOUND! This is an OPTIONAL/RUNTIME ONLY dependency. Some HPLIP functionality may not function properly.
hp-check[4562]: info: :
hp-check[4562]: info: :
hp-check[4562]: info: :----------------------
hp-check[4562]: info: :| HPLIP INSTALLATION |
hp-check[4562]: info: :----------------------
hp-check[4562]: info: :
hp-check[4562]: info: :
hp-check[4562]: info: :Currently installed HPLIP version...
hp-check[4562]: info: :HPLIP 3.11.1 currently installed in '/usr/share/hplip'.
hp-check[4562]: info: :
hp-check[4562]: info: :Current contents of '/etc/hp/hplip.conf' file:
hp-check[4562]: info: :# hplip.conf. Generated from hplip.conf.in by configure.

[hplip]
version=3.11.1

[dirs]
home=/usr/share/hplip
run=/var/run
ppd=/usr/share/ppd/hplip/HP
ppdbase=/usr/share/ppd/hplip
doc=/usr/share/doc/hplip-doc/HTML
icon=no
cupsbackend=/usr/lib/cups/backend
cupsfilter=/usr/lib/cups/filter
drv=/usr/share/cups/drv

# Following values are determined at configure time and cannot be changed.
[configure]
network-build=yes
pp-build=yes
gui-build=yes
scanner-build=yes
fax-build=yes
dbus-build=yes
cups11-build=no
doc-build=yes
shadow-build=no
hpijs-install=yes
foomatic-drv-install=yes
foomatic-ppd-install=yes
foomatic-rip-hplip-install=no
hpcups-install=yes
cups-drv-install=yes
cups-ppd-install=no
internal-tag=3.11.1.19
restricted-build=no
ui-toolkit=qt4
qt3=no
qt4=yes
policy-kit=yes
hpijs-only-build=no
lite-build=no
udev-acl-rules=yes
hpcups-only-build=no
hpijs-only-build=no

hp-check[4562]: info: :
hp-check[4562]: info: :Current contents of '/var/lib/hp/hplip.state' file:
hp-check[4562]: info: :[plugin]
installed = 1
eula = 1

hp-check[4562]: info: :
hp-check[4562]: info: :Current contents of '~/.hplip/hplip.conf' file:
hp-check[4562]: info: :[settings]
systray_visible = 0
systray_messages = 0

[last_used]
device_uri = "hp:/usb/HP_LaserJet_Professional_P1102w?serial=000000000Q91D4XQPR1a"
printer_name = HP-LaserJet-Professional-P1102w
working_dir = .

[commands]
scan = /usr/bin/simple-scan %SANE_URI%

[refresh]
rate = 30
enable = false
type = 1

[polling]
enable = false
interval = 5
device_list =

[fax]
voice_phone =
email_address =

[installation]
date_time = 06/28/2011 15:03:14
version = 3.11.1.19

hp-check[4562]: info: :
hp-check[4562]: info: :--------------------------
hp-check[4562]: info: :| DISCOVERED USB DEVICES |
hp-check[4562]: info: :--------------------------
hp-check[4562]: info: :
hp-check[4562]: info: : Device URI Model
hp-check[4562]: info: : -------------------------------- -------------------------------
hp-check[4562]: info: : hp:/usb/HP_LaserJet_Professional HP LaserJet Professional P1102w
  _P1102w?serial=000000000Q91D4XQP
  R1a
hp-check[4562]: info: :
hp-check[4562]: info: :---------------------------------
hp-check[4562]: info: :| INSTALLED CUPS PRINTER QUEUES |
hp-check[4562]: info: :---------------------------------
hp-check[4562]: info: :
hp-check[4562]: info: :
hp-check[4562]: info: :HP-LaserJet-Professional-P1102w
hp-check[4562]: info: :-------------------------------
hp-check[4562]: info: :Type: Printer
hp-check[4562]: info: :Device URI: hp:/usb/HP_LaserJet_Professional_P1102w?serial=000000000Q91D4XQPR1a
hp-check[4562]: info: :PPD: /etc/cups/ppd/HP-LaserJet-Professional-P1102w.ppd
hp-check[4562]: info: :PPD Description: HP LaserJet Pro P1102w Foomatic/foo2zjs-z2 (recommended)
hp-check[4562]: info: :Printer status: printer HP-LaserJet-Professional-P1102w is idle. enabled since Mon 27 Jun 2011 09:32:23 PM EDT

hp-check[4562]: info: :Required plug-in status: Installed
hp-check[4562]: info: :Communication status: Good
hp-check[4562]: info: :
hp-check[4562]: info: :ML-1865W-Series
hp-check[4562]: info: :---------------
hp-check[4562]: info: :Type: Unknown
hp-check[4562]: info: :Device URI: usb://Samsung/ML-1865W%20Series
hp-check[4562]: info: :PPD: /etc/cups/ppd/ML-1865W-Series.ppd
hp-check[4562]: info: :PPD Description: Samsung ML-1865W Series
hp-check[4562]: info: :Printer status: printer ML-1865W-Series is idle. enabled since Mon 27 Jun 2011 05:51:26 PM EDT

warning: Printer is not HPLIP installed. Printers must use the hp: or hpfax: CUPS backend to function in HPLIP.
hp-check[4562]: info: :
hp-check[4562]: info: :ml1865w
hp-check[4562]: info: :-------
hp-check[4562]: info: :Type: Unknown
hp-check[4562]: info: :Device URI: mfp:/dev/mfp4
hp-check[4562]: info: :PPD: /etc/cups/ppd/ml1865w.ppd
hp-check[4562]: info: :PPD Description: Samsung ML-1865W Series
hp-check[4562]: info: :Printer status: printer ml1865w is idle. enabled since Mon 27 Jun 2011 05:52:51 PM EDT

warning: Printer is not HPLIP installed. Printers must use the hp: or hpfax: CUPS backend to function in HPLIP.
hp-check[4562]: info: :
hp-check[4562]: info: :
hp-check[4562]: info: :----------------------
hp-check[4562]: info: :| SANE CONFIGURATION |
hp-check[4562]: info: :----------------------
hp-check[4562]: info: :
hp-check[4562]: info: :'hpaio' in '/etc/sane.d/dll.conf'...
hp-check[4562]: info: :'hpaio' in '/etc/sane.d/dll.d/hplip'...
hp-check[4562]: info: :OK, found. SANE backend 'hpaio' is properly set up.
hp-check[4562]: info: :
hp-check[4562]: info: :Checking output of 'scanimage -L'...
hp-check[4562]: info: :

No scanners were identified. If you were expecting something different,

check that the scanner is plugged in, turned on and detected by the

sane-find-scanner tool (if appropriate). Please read the documentation

which came with this software (README, FAQ, manpages).

hp-check[4562]: info: :
hp-check[4562]: info: :---------------------
hp-check[4562]: info: :| PYTHON EXTENSIONS |
hp-check[4562]: info: :---------------------
hp-check[4562]: info: :
hp-check[4562]: info: :Checking 'cupsext' CUPS extension...
hp-check[4562]: info: :OK, found.
hp-check[4562]: info: :
hp-check[4562]: info: :Checking 'pcardext' Photocard extension...
hp-check[4562]: info: :OK, found.
hp-check[4562]: info: :
hp-check[4562]: info: :Checking 'hpmudext' I/O extension...
hp-check[4562]: info: :OK, found.
hp-check[4562]: info: :
hp-check[4562]: info: :Checking 'scanext' SANE scanning extension...
hp-check[4562]: info: :OK, found.
hp-check[4562]: info: :
hp-check[4562]: info: :
hp-check[4562]: info: :
hp-check[4562]: info: :-----------------
hp-check[4562]: info: :| USB I/O SETUP |
hp-check[4562]: info: :-----------------
hp-check[4562]: info: :
hp-check[4562]: info: :Checking for permissions of USB attached printers...
hp-check[4562]: info: :
HP Device 0x32a at 002:002:
hp-check[4562]: info: : Device URI: hp:/usb/HP_LaserJet_Professional_P1102w?serial=000000000Q91D4XQPR1a
hp-check[4562]: info: : Device node: /dev/bus/usb/002/002
hp-check[4562]: info: : Mode: 0664
hp-check[4562]: info: :
hp-check[4562]: info: :---------------
hp-check[4562]: info: :| USER GROUPS |
hp-check[4562]: info: :---------------
hp-check[4562]: info: :
hp-check[4562]: info: :justin adm lp dialout fax cdrom floppy tape audio dip video plugdev fuse netdev lpadmin admin sambashare

hp-check[4562]: info: :User member of group 'lp'. Enables print/ scan/ fax.
hp-check[4562]: info: :User member of group 'lpadmin'.
hp-check[4562]: info: :
hp-check[4562]: info: :-----------
hp-check[4562]: info: :| SUMMARY |
hp-check[4562]: info: :-----------
hp-check[4562]: info: :
error: 13 errors and/or warnings.
hp-check[4562]: info: :
hp-check[4562]: info: :Please refer to the installation instructions at:
hp-check[4562]: info: :http://hplip.sourceforge.net/install/index.html

hp-check[4562]: info: :
hp-check[4562]: info: :Done.

Justin F. (justin-feeney) said : #4

Just as an update, the printer's duplex feature was manual -- requiring the user to turn the paper over.

goutam kodu (goutam-hplip) said : #5

Hi,

Yes the printer supports Manual Duplex and not automatic duplexer. Manual duplex is not supported in HPLIP.

Thanks & Regards,
Goutam Kodu

Justin F. (justin-feeney) said : #6

Hi there,

Thank you for the reply. Are there any plans to develop support for manual duplex? It's a handy feature to have for programs that don't allow you to select odd vs even pages.

Srikanth (srikanth-lokare) said : #7

Hi,

Unfortunately we do not have any plan of supporting the Manual Duplex at present. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Thanks and Regards,
Srikanth Lokare

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