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I'm new to linux, but would the list of modules that my computer is loading be any use to you? Or the driver settings that I picked? I used linuxprinting.org to generate a ppd file (I think its a ppd file). Or anything else?
One thing I will say is that I endded up reinstaling SuSE because the install was nackard by acpi being enabled while it was being installed. This nackard usb, SCSI and loads of other stuff (probably my printer as well). So I reinstalled with acpi=off as a kernel-parameter and it all works properly now.
http://localhost:631/ works and it brings up the CUPS page. I go through the "Add a Printer" process but it does not work. What did you put when it asks you for a "Device" eg. SerialPort#1,SerialPort#2...
You should have an option for parallel port 1. I believe I mentioned earlier to check and see if you printer is supported in Linux/CUPS. If CUPs doesn't have the printer listed, do a little Googling. See if ANYBODY has gotten this printer to work in Linux. A .ppd file is somehwat like a Windows driver. Seriously, if you Google a bit, good things will happen. I'm not trying to tell you to RTFM but Googling should solve your problem.
Okay I've made a significant accomplishment towards getting my printer working. I found a post, while Googling(Thanks bax), that said this problem could be in the BIOS. I rebooted and changed the BIOS settings from Let OS detect Peripherals to Define Parallel Port as LPT1. I reboot and KUDZU comes up and says new hardware found HPDeskJet 3820. WoooHoooo! Everythings cool right? Wrong. It still doesn't work. CUPS know has the option to use Parallel Port #1 so I use that but it still doesn't print anything. I also used the Printing tool and it detected the printer as well but when I go to print a test page it says:
you said that you solved your problem with http://localhost:631
you got forbidden access or something and then you fixed it and got into CUPS. What did you do to fix this problem?
I , too cannot configure CUPS because I can't access port 631 on the local host. I think it is a network problem but my network settings seem okay when I check them (ifconfig eth0 and such ) but I am not sure if I would really know if a setting was wrong with my network.