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Old 03-10-2003, 02:57 AM   #1
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Angry how install printer


hi everybody
iam having hp laserjet 1000 series (usb) printer and iam unable install it on redhat 8.0.
once i have tried to install using kdeconf but test print is not coming. LPD is unable to restart please help me my friends
 
Old 03-10-2003, 04:19 AM   #2
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try cups (man cups)

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Old 03-10-2003, 08:23 AM   #3
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printtool used to be a nice tk frontend for printer setup but dont know if its still included
 
Old 03-10-2003, 08:27 AM   #4
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I believe it is, should be in the menu.

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Old 03-10-2003, 02:08 PM   #5
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http://wave.prohosting.com/hlrguy/Re...Redhat8.0.html

Follow Printer Config. Unless you switched to CUPS, you are using LPR and the tool for configuring that is.

redhat-config-printer-gui

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Old 03-11-2003, 01:18 AM   #6
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thanks for ur suggetions but i have tied configtool and kdeprintconf and i have installed the printer and lpd is starting sucessfully but iam unable to print the test page
please help me out
 
Old 03-11-2003, 05:46 AM   #7
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have you tried installing it via parallel port just to make sure that usb isnt the problem?
 
Old 08-03-2003, 09:09 PM   #8
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HP Laserjet 1000 installation

If I had known this tidbit, I wouldn't have bought the printer...

The HP LaserJet 1000 has no persistent firmware (can you even use the term 'firmware'?); the Windows driver sends the firmware on startup to the printer. It was a way to keep the cost of the printer down below US$200 (I paid $199 at CompUSA). A rather STUPID way to reduce cost, but since most prnters are used in a Windows environment anyway, it seems that HP decided it wouldn't be a problem.

Anyway, over at linuxprinting.org, there is a write-up on getting the LJ1000 to work plus more details on the printer itself...

http://www.linuxprinting.org/show_pr...-LaserJet_1000

Part of the writeup is about sending the firmware via the cat command as root. After downloading the updated software from HP, extract the firmware from the self-extracting exe file (don't use the one on the CD I am told) and send it to the printer:

# cat sihp1000.img > /dev/usb/lp0

This uploads the firmware to the printer. Do this ONCE and ONCE ONLY; do it twice, and you will have to power cycle the printer and send it again.

I personally am yet to get it to work, but I haven't done everything suggested in the linuxprinting write-up.
 
  


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