I recently installed Fedora 8. Very nice distro!
However, I have been unable to get my printer working (HP Deskjet 6840). It was working before with F7, but I forgot to remember the settings.
Based on a number of searches, it appeared that I should use the HP JetDirect drivers, and specify the printer location using socket://hostname
ort. However, the printer isn't responding to any print requests. So I suspect a different configuration is required, but I'm not sure what that is.
Here is what I attempted:
- Connected to local cups at http://localhost:631
- Clicked "Add Printer"
- Selected AppSocket/HP JetDirect driver
- Specified "socket://hp6840:9100" as the URI
(hp6840 is the local hostname for the printer and ping hp6840 works fine).
If I try printing to the printer (test page, or a page from another app), the print job just hangs in processing.
Is there another configuration I should be using for this printer?