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Old 10-08-2012, 02:50 PM   #1
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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?
 
Old 10-08-2012, 08:03 PM   #2
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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.
 
Old 10-09-2012, 02:44 AM   #3
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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.
 
Old 10-09-2012, 08:09 PM   #4
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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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