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Old 01-29-2010, 12:54 AM   #1
mganesh30
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Problems after installing Fedora 12


I have installed Fedora 12 on my home PC. I have completely removed Windows. After installation, I am facing the following problems:-

1. After logging in, the Mouse Arrow becomes invisible, though it is active. If I leave the system as it is, the Screensaver is activated and after this, the Mouse Arrow becomes visible. What could be the problem?

2. Fedora 12 does not recognize my printer HP Laserjet 1200 automatically. Printer is connected to USB. Also I find that the Printer Configuration Tool is missing from System>Administration menu.

Please help.
 
Old 01-29-2010, 05:39 AM   #2
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2. Fedora 12 does not recognize my printer HP Laserjet 1200 automatically. Printer is connected to USB. Also I find that the Printer Configuration Tool is missing from System>Administration menu.
Hey mganesh30,

For your printer problem install system-config-printer.i686 then you should get the printer config tool under admin and also make sure you got cups installed.

Then when you add a new printer in the printer config tool it will search for any printer connected then you just have to choose the right driver for your printer. If your printer is not in the selection they give you, you can also install hpijs.i686, gutenprint.i686 and gutenprint-cups.i686 for additional HP and other printer drivers.

If the driver is still not there go check on hp's site for the linux driver, install that and do the new printer process again and the correct printer should then be there.

Hope this help.
 
Old 01-29-2010, 06:13 AM   #3
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you might want to read the fedora docs
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/
 
Old 01-29-2010, 10:51 AM   #4
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Printer in Fedora 12

I am new to Linux. Please explain how I should install system-config-printer.i686

Thanks

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Hey mganesh30,

For your printer problem install system-config-printer.i686 then you should get the printer config tool under admin and also make sure you got cups installed.

Then when you add a new printer in the printer config tool it will search for any printer connected then you just have to choose the right driver for your printer. If your printer is not in the selection they give you, you can also install hpijs.i686, gutenprint.i686 and gutenprint-cups.i686 for additional HP and other printer drivers.

If the driver is still not there go check on hp's site for the linux driver, install that and do the new printer process again and the correct printer should then be there.

Hope this help.
 
Old 01-29-2010, 02:58 PM   #5
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This was good advice:
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you might want to read the fedora docs
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/
To answer you latest question, do from terminal:
Code:
su -c "yum install system-config-printer"
 
  


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