Printing to a network printer using Fedora Core.
I'm trying to print to a network printer from linux.
HP Photosmart D7460
Printer is connected to my linksys router. It says it's connected and ready to print. My linux computer is connected to the router too. The router has port 631 open for printing. My linux firewall has port 361 open.
I added a printer by selecting System->Administration->Printing, then selecting "New printer". For the wizard, I selected Internet Printing Protocol, typed in the hostname that my printer gave me, and listed the name of the printer as WirelessPrinter and clicked Forward. Then i went with the default "Printing_Protocol" name, left descrption blank and used the default "localhost.localdomain" for Location.
Printer shows up in the Printer configuration window, but whenever I test it or print with another program, the print job just hangs on pending. I also noticed that the state: enabled option gets unchecked automatically everytime I try to print.
I feel like I'm missing quite a few steps, but those are the only printing options I see.
Thanks for reading and for any help.
[Edit] Looking at the printer, it says you have to install something in windows to get it to print via a network. I'm starting to wonder if this is actually a network printer (IE, print server).
Last edited by zensunni; 03-01-2008 at 08:59 PM.