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waddles 10-08-2012 02:50 PM

Rename printer under CUPS & HPLIP
 
Running CUPS 1.4.6 on Slackware 13.37 w/ HPLIP 3.12.10
Have printers defined & running then Dah! how to rename.
On some systems I see it is done in /etc/print.conf on some in CUPS by selecting printer name with RIGHT click. Neither of these works here.
Has anyone else figured this out?

frankbell 10-08-2012 08:03 PM

HPLIP normally picks up the default names of printers as assigned by HP.

According to the HPLIP knowledge base, you might be able to do it with the hp-devicesettings utility.

http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web...esettings.html

I would rather not test this myself, because my printer works great and I'm chicken.

I did look at the network interface for my printer and found nothing that appeared to relate to changing names.

waddles 10-09-2012 02:44 AM

Thank U, frankbell, I agree and after fighting with HP and this HP Deckjet 1000 J110 I think I will just create 2 more printers like the ones I have then if they work I'll zap the former 2.
I get so disappointed with HP every time I have to fiddle with the thing its been a year, a replacement and a second hplip and it still overprints every page but the first one.

frankbell 10-09-2012 08:09 PM

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I agree and after fighting with HP and this HP Deckjet 1000 J110 I think I will just create 2 more printers like the ones I have then if they work I'll zap the former 2.
That does remind me that, when I was setting up a printer with hp-setup, I was prompted to enter a name for the printer. I'd forgotten about that.

Sounds like a workaround.


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