Sorry, no luck. Followed the reset instructions, and still have the same problem. Printer is connected, recognized by computer, starts the print job, but then suddenly aborts goes into pause mode. With the print job still in the queue "ready to print". When I select "resume", it simply goes through the same cycle.
So I just shut the printer off, and the network was correctly showing that there was no ethernet connection. However, under the "print & scan" pane, the printer was registering as "idle" with the green dot lit up, as if the printer was connected. The dot should have turned red with the printer shut off. When I restarted the printer and tried to print, the print job got as far as "printing-connecting to printer", but then after a minute or so I got a prompt that the "printer is not responding". So although the network is fine, there seems to be a communication hangup on both ends. I say both ends because the printers status indicator under the "print & scan" pane did not turn red when I shut the printer off, and from the printer side, I got a "printer not responding" prompt in the print queue.
There are three series of log messages to consider.
1. BEFORE I reset the printing system and the print job was aborting and going into pause mode (my original message in this thread), the error messages look like this:
E [14/Mar/2013:16:20:41 -0400] [Job 6] Unable to queue job for destination "ipp://krishna-j-fishers-imac-2.local:631/printers/Canon_MP480_series_2".
E [14/Mar/2013:16:20:41 -0400] [Job 7] Unable to queue job for destination "ipp://localhost:631/printers/Canon_MP480_series_2".
E [14/Mar/2013:16:40:23 -0400] [Job 12] Stopping unresponsive job.
What's curious about these error messages is that it seems that the computer was trying to connect to another printer (Canon MP480) that I had loaded as an available printer. Even though I specifically selected the HP LaserJet for printing.
2. AFTER resetting the printing system, the error messages look like this:
W [14/Mar/2013:23:02:17 -0400] [Job 13] The printer may not exist or is unavailable at this time.
W [14/Mar/2013:23:02:22 -0400] [Job 13] The printer may not exist or is unavailable at this time.
W [14/Mar/2013:23:02:32 -0400] [Job 13] The printer may not exist or is unavailable at this time.
E [14/Mar/2013:23:04:49 -0400] [Job 13] The printer is not responding.
What's curious here is that the log time is way off. 23:00 would be 11:00 pm, and the actual print execution was around 4:00 pm.
3. AFTER resetting the printing system and restarting the printer, the error messages are now consistently as shown below:
E [15/Mar/2013:18:49:20 -0400] [Job 11] The printer is not responding.
With the printing system reset, it just seems that the printer is not responding to the computer. And knowing that the printer does respond to OS 10.4, not OS 10.6 as I had cited earlier, it seems like it's a compatibility issue with OS 10.8. In fact, I do recall having intermittent problems with the printer when I was working with OS 10.6. I'd have to restart the printer, or computer, to get the connection to go. But with OS 10.4 no problems.
Bingo! That's the problem; i.e. software update from Apple. According to HP's website and support forum (see links below), the update is available via Apple's Software Update. But I've found nothing.
However, going directly to Apple's Support site I find an HP Driver 1.1.1 (http://support.apple.com/kb/DL339), and the links for additional information seem to suggest that the download is compatible with the LaserJet 4100 series. However, when I download the driver and open the dmg file, I get the following message:
"HewlettPakardPrinterDrivers.pgk can't be opened because it is from an unidentified developer"
"Your security preferences allow installation of only apps from the Mac App Store and identified developers"
So I checked the Mac App Store for the driver, and it came up empty. I turned off my firewall to make sure that wasn't blocking the download, but no luck. And Apple is saying that HP is an unidentified developer, even though they're suppose to be providing the HP download???? It makes absolutely no sense. Either I'm just not making the right key strokes, or somebody dropped the ball. Good Grief!
First let me thank you for hangin' in there with me on this one. I don't know how I missed this version of the HP driver in Apple Support. I swear the only item that came up was v.1.1.1. Even after trying multiple variations of search terms. I must have been loosing sight of "the ball" due to mounting frustration.
However, no joy with the v.2.13 driver. It installed just fine, but when I tried to print a test page from the print queue same outcome as before. I restarted the computer and tried again, but no joy. Then restarted the printer, but no joy. Here's the console messages from those three print executions.
E [16/Mar/2013:06:31:23 -0400] [Job 13] The printer is not responding.
E [16/Mar/2013:06:37:26 -0400] [Job 14] The printer is not responding.
E [16/Mar/2013:06:55:10 -0400] [Job 15] The printer is not responding.
I watched the disk activity monitor during the print operations, and the disk was writting data, but not reading any. Not sure if this is diagnostic or not, but I'd expect to see the monitor reading data if data transfer was open on both ends?
So I reset the printing system as before, reloaded the LaserJet with the new IP address, and now I'm back to the original problem of having the print operation drop-off and go into pause mode. Deleted the printer, and reloaded again. But same drop-off issue. All the console shows is the following:
E [16/Mar/2013:07:08:01 -0400] [Job 1] Stopping unresponsive job.
E [16/Mar/2013:07:13:51 -0400] [Job 1] Stopping unresponsive job.
As always, the ethernet connection is recognizing the printer, and when I load the printer with the IP address I get a prompt indicating that there's a valid and correct connection. So no issues with the ethernet connection. It's weird that I'm back to the drop-off issue after resetting the print system. Regardless, the printer is just not responding to the computer's demands.
Hopeless in Carolina.
So I tried one more swing in the canopy. Silly me. I shut the printer off and tried to print a test page from the print queue. The job launched, but the outcome was exactly like before I reset the printing system. No drop-off to pause mode, but I got the prompt that the printer is not responding; not surprising (console message below). So clearly, the printer just doesn't seem to exist, from the eyes of the computer, whether it's on or off.
E [16/Mar/2013:07:59:32 -0400] [Job 10] The printer is not responding.
Further evidence to this is that the LaserJet is showing up in the Print & Scan window as being idle with the green dot lit-up when the printer is shut off. It should be red.
End result, the new HP driver (v.2.13) that's suppose to allow compatibility between the HP 4100 series and Mountain Lion does not. And I say this knowing that the same printer works fine with OS 10.4.
Is there some reason you chose to use the IP > LPD protocol?
HP printers prefer to use IP > HP Jetdirect(socket).
But if you need to use LPD, you need to use the correct queue name. In the "standard document" for LPD (for IPP, for that matter, too), queue name is a part of the address to the printer. IP address alone isn't supposed to be sufficient (although many manufacturers have overridden this).
I've seen "ps," "text," and "raw" used for queue name on HP printers.
Thanks. I'm familiar with booting in safe mode and have used before as a diagnostic test when I was having hard drive issues. I followed your instructions to the T, and received no prompts of third party interfence. I tried to print a test page, and ended up with the same out come. Console message below:
E [16/Mar/2013:12:24:32 -0400] [Job 16] The printer is not responding.
So I assume this means that the issue is not third party software interference. Shucks.