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Old 05-21-2003, 07:09 AM   #1
caio
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Printer on slack9


Hi

I'm trying to set up my HP deskjet 970Cxi in slack9, but I couldnt do it work

I took a look at linuxprinting.org but I have a poor english and then I didnt udersntand much in that page.
I downloaded my printer PPD file.

I dont know how to do it, because I already selected my printers name in Peripheralls >> Printers but when I click " Teste " it says me that a page will be printed, but nothing happens.

What should I do??

Tnx a lot.

 
Old 05-21-2003, 11:29 AM   #2
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How is your printer connected to your box? I recently (due to a renewed spark of interest) got mine to work using the default aps drivers.
Although it does seem a little poorly documented at first, if you just dive in and attempt
a config on it, you can start to test out options specific to your printer.
The way to get started is:
cd /usr/share/apsfilter and read some of the files around then, when you
are ready:
/usr/share/apsfilter/SETUP
will start the setup of the program. Once you are done, you can test a page at the end, if you test something properly, you've got yourself a printer.
Now to setup your applications to use it:
In the print section of each application use this as your syntax:
lpr -P printername
Where printername is the name you chose during the apsfilter setup. There are plenty more options, and your application may need them, see man lpr for more info.

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Old 05-22-2003, 05:13 AM   #3
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Its connected thru parallel port.
I d/l and installed ghostscript and hpijs but dunno how to go on...
 
Old 05-22-2003, 11:27 AM   #4
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Try using the aspfilter first, if that doesn't work, then we'll move onto other things like cups.

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Old 05-22-2003, 10:19 PM   #5
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I selected aspfilter but it wont print...
 
  


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