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Old 06-12-2001, 08:20 PM   #1
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I got the modem working, now I need to get the printer working!

I followed these steps but culdn't get the printer to actually print.

I'm using Red Hat 7.1 using the KDE interface

1. I went to the printer configuration under system (menu)
2. I set name to 'HP_LaserJet_1100'
3. Queue type was local printer, /dev/lp0
4. Driver was HP LaserJet 1100

When I go to print it does not find a printer, do I need to restart?

Thanks in advance
 
Old 06-13-2001, 05:20 PM   #2
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Was the Printer on? Sorry, but you'd be surprised

Secondly, have you installed cups to get your printer working, you probably did this during the install.

Is it a parrall printer? The port you selected was /dev/lp0, is this right?
 
Old 06-13-2001, 06:07 PM   #3
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After much swearing I got it working. The printer was on but the parellel port lead wasn't in correctly.

Works great!

Thank you all
Donut
 
Old 06-14-2001, 06:36 PM   #4
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Talking Glad it wasn't something tricky

I worked in a telephone tech support once for a week, and the amount of people asking me questions about why this wasn't on, or why can't this work, and then asking them if it was turned on, only to hear this silence at the other end, was amazing. Almost laughable, unless you recieved the call at the end of the day.......
 
Old 06-15-2001, 02:06 AM   #5
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Feeeeling pretty stupid

*hangs head at own stupidity*

Hey if you like that have a look at this. This is funny, and it still happens everyday.

http://rinkworks.com/stupid/cs_mincing.shtml






 
  


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