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Date:      Thu, 27 Jan 2011 20:34:06 +0200
From:      Aleksandr Rybalko <>
To:        Bahman Kahinpour <>
Subject:   Re: Very Important Note on HP LaserJet P1102 on FreeBSD
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On Thu, 27 Jan 2011 01:50:16 +0330
Bahman Kahinpour <> wrote:

> Hi dear FreeBSD people,
> After spending a lot of time on making my HP LaserJet P1102 work on
> FreeBSD, I found out what the problem is!!! Please tell this to
> anybody who has problems with HP P1102 on FreeBSD!
> The problem with this HP model is that it has a fake CD-ROM which
> contains the Windows drivers. The USB must actually be switched from
> the CD-ROM mode to the Printer mode in order to work. Otherwise, the
> printer will not work whatever you do. /dev/ulpt0 will not show up
> either.
> ---> The workaround is this: You must (unfortunately) connect the
> printer to a Windows system and run SIUtility.exe or SIUtility64.exe
> from the UTIL folder in the Driver CD-ROM (physical CD-ROM that comes
> with the printer not the fake one) and completely disable this "HP
> Smart Install" feature. After disabling this feature, everything will
> be fine on FreeBSD and life will be more beautiful.
> * Please pass this info on blogs, wikis, ... . I do not want other
> FreeBSD fans suffer this pain.
> Good luck
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seems ZeroCD technology now touching printers :)
Bahman, can you try UQ_MSC_EJECT_* quirks on -CURRENT, maybe this can
switch without booting into Win?
If not, maybe googling some info about your printer with usb_modeswitch
can help.

Aleksandr Rybalko <>

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