LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General
User Name
Password
Linux - General This Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 05-24-2005, 05:53 PM   #1
ch.keller
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2004
Location: Kelowna
Posts: 21

Rep: Reputation: 15
How to install a HP-Deskjet 890C on a PclinuxOS-Live CD?


I downloaded an *.iso file (pclinuxos-p81a-liveCD)
successfully and I burned a CD from it.
The CD runs fine on my computer 586 which has Win98 on it.

However, the LiveCD has only the Generic Printer (SGENPRT)
installed and I would like to install or to activate my HP Deskjet 890C
on the PclinuxOS, because right now I cannot print anything using the
Pclinux Operating System. In WIN98 is fine, but not PclinuxOS.

Your help on how to achieve that would be very much appreciated.
Or is it at all possible to add another printer on a LiveCD system?
Because I would prefer, for the time being, not to install PclinuxOS
on my hard drive, if possible.

Thanks for your help:
Charles.
.
 
Old 05-24-2005, 06:20 PM   #2
homey
Senior Member
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Posts: 3,057

Rep: Reputation: 56
I don't have the original PCLinuxOS cd handy, just my remaster witch is configured to print. So, I can't remember for sure but I don't see why it wouldn't be able to setup printing.
Go to the bird on the lower left side of screen,
up to Configuration / PCLinuxOS Control Center/Hardware/Configure printers, ....
It may need an internet connection to download drivers but it should detect your hp ok.
 
Old 05-26-2005, 12:10 AM   #3
ch.keller
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2004
Location: Kelowna
Posts: 21

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Thank you very much Homey for your excellent tip.
I did what you suggested and it worked!
It worked best when the HP printer was designated as a "Local printer"
not Networked.

On my other posting re. "how to save a file in PCLinuxOS" I will ask you for
assitance, since I don't know the exact command I should use.

Charles.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Which Print system is compatible withHP-Deskjet 890C in Linux-Slax? ch.keller Linux - Hardware 2 06-04-2005 10:00 PM
SLAX-Live CD: Problem with installing HP Deskjet 890C Printer ch.keller Linux - Hardware 1 06-04-2005 03:03 AM
Help with PClinuxOS P8 live PCfixinman2025 Linux - Laptop and Netbook 2 12-21-2004 07:00 PM
Pclinuxos install richgagnon Linux - Distributions 3 07-02-2004 11:56 PM
Install PCLinuxOS 2k4 alb1954 Linux - Distributions 1 04-05-2004 03:38 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:35 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration