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Old 08-16-2005, 03:44 PM   #1
carlotegano
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HP PSC1610 not reconized in hplip device manager, reduced functionality


Hi everybody, I got a problem with my multifunction HP PSC1610 on Slackware 10.1
I installed the hplip 0.9.4 driver, either from source and packaged
( hplip-0.9.4-i486-1kjz.tgz), I think it is correctly installed and
running:
/usr/local/share/hplip/hplip status

hpiod (pid 3018) is running...
hpssd (pid 3015) is running...

cupsd is also running:
ps -e

2925 ? 00:00:00 cupsd

by the cups web interface I installed my printer:
cat /etc/cups/printers.conf

# Printer configuration file for CUPS v1.1.23
# Written by cupsd on Mon Aug 15 21:56:53 2005
<DefaultPrinter PSC1610>
Info defualt printer
Location localhost
DeviceURI usb://5740?serial=MY4CFD52PKL0
State Idle
Accepting Yes
JobSheets none none
QuotaPeriod 0
PageLimit 0
KLimit 0
</Printer>

during the installation procedure I choosed the most resonable options:

device: USB printer #1
model: HP PSC1600 Foomatic/hpijs

The printer works,i.e. it prints for example the test page, but when I try
/usr/local/share/hplip/toolbox
it says "no hp devices found...". So the printer does not appear in the hp device manager, and at present I have only very basic functionality!

Thanks in advance for the help.

Carlo
 
Old 08-16-2005, 05:27 PM   #2
urka58
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No experience with the new driver.
The old hpoj-0.91 driver works perfectly well for me on a PSC2110 (very similar).
The driver can be found here
http://hpoj.sourceforge.net/
Once you have installed the driver, just configure yor printer/scanner by the script
ptal-init setup
then stop CUPS by
/etc/rc.d/rc.cups stop
wait a couple of minutes, and
/etc/rc.d/rc.cups start
After that configure the printer on web interface at
localhost:631.
while configuring the printer take care you choose
mlc:usb:PSC_2100_Series
as transport layer
and follow instructions for the remaining options.
The scanner is detected and set up automatically by ptal-init.
Once this is done add the following script to your /etc/rc.d directory in order the driver is initialised at boot.
The script is called by /etc/rc.d/rc.M at some point near the end
#!/bin/sh
# rc.hpoj. Inizializza il driver per le stampanti multifunzione HP
#
case "$1" in
start)
if [ -x /usr/sbin/ptal-init ]; then
/usr/sbin/ptal-init start
fi
;;
stop)
if [ -x /usr/sbin/ptal-init ]; then
/usr/sbin/ptal-init stop
fi
;;
restart)
if [ -x /usr/sbin/ptal-init ]; then
/usr/sbin/ptal-init stop
fi
sleep 5
if [ -x /usr/sbin/ptal-init ]; then
/usr/sbin/ptal-init start
fi
;;
esac
Do not follow hpoj instructions when they say ptal-init must be started before cups. It doesn't work.
It must start after.
Hope this helps
Ciao
 
Old 08-21-2005, 02:22 AM   #3
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Thanks a lot. If a can't come up with the new driver I will try the "old" solution. Bye
 
  


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