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Old 07-23-2006, 09:21 AM   #1
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Trouble installing HPLIPS


Hello,

My first post here, woo hoo! Don't I get a toaster or something?

I have just started using Linux FC5 and have had problems getting the Linux box to print to a USB HP5510 that is shared on an XP machine. I have samba up and running, I can see shared folders across my lan, and I have set up the printer using the wizard. I can send documents to the printer, and the data light comes on and the printer acts like it will print, but nothing comes out, and the print job gets stuck in the XP spooler and has to be manually deleted.

I am guessing it is a driver issue, since I think I have the network connectivity set up properly.

I saw a post in here about installing HLPIPS

hplip.sourceforge.net

to get the correct drivers. I am trying to follow the steps outlined in their documentation, but am unable to get it to install.

I downloaded the hplip 1.6.6a file and extracted it into a folder. I executed the ./CONFIGURE command and it appeard to run successfully, but had an error on the last 2 lines.

checking for usb_init in -lusb... no
configure: error: cannot find libusb support

I don't know if this is an issue or not.

Then, (if you are following along with the install instructions from the web site) I make it to step 9 which says to execute the "make" command. This results in:

[Dan@localhost hplip-1.6.6a]$ make
make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.

I log in as su and try the "make install" command. That results in:

[root@localhost hplip-1.6.6a]# make install
make: *** No rule to make target `install'. Stop.


So, if HPLIPS is my answer to getting the proper printer driver, then I am stuck and need some guidance.

Might there be a different solution to get it to print?

Thanks

Chump
 
Old 07-23-2006, 02:14 PM   #2
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I have just started using Linux FC5 and have had problems getting the Linux box to print to a USB HP5510 that is shared on an XP machine. I have samba up and running, I can see shared folders across my lan, and I have set up the printer using the wizard. I can send documents to the printer, and the data light comes on and the printer acts like it will print, but nothing comes out, and the print job gets stuck in the XP spooler and has to be manually deleted.

I am guessing it is a driver issue, since I think I have the network connectivity set up properly.
You are correct, this is a driver issue................

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Might there be a different solution to get it to print?
Yes; http://www.microsoft.com/technet/pro...vicesunix.mspx
 
Old 07-23-2006, 02:42 PM   #3
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Lenard, thanks for the suggestion.

I installed the Unix support as outlined in the Microsoft document, but it did not help.

I did NOT install/configure the LPR part because it sounds to me like it is expecting the XP box to print to a Unix server instead of the other way around. Maybe I misunderstood that part...
 
Old 07-23-2006, 03:48 PM   #4
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Hmm, on FC5 I just did a yum install hplip, it's in the "extras" repository, I think. Oh, wait, you are saying hplip(s), is that the same thing?
 
Old 07-23-2006, 05:35 PM   #5
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Hmm, on FC5 I just did a yum install hplip, it's in the "extras" repository, I think. Oh, wait, you are saying hplip(s), is that the same thing?
Yea, I got an extra S on the end of that, sorry.

I logged in as root and did a yum install hplip and it went through a bunch of stuff, and it looks like it installed. But, it still does th e same thing, the document shows up in the XP spooler and the data light on the printer comes on and flashes, but it never prints. The print job then gets stuck in the spooler and I have to whack it manually.

As I mentioned earlier, I am new to Linux and have only been working with it for a few days now, so I am still not really sure what I am doing. It kind of looks like I will have to install a printer locally if I want to do any printing from the Linux box. I have spent a good 5-10 hours researching this and still am stumped.

Thanks
 
Old 07-23-2006, 07:38 PM   #6
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Check into doing your linux printing via cups IPP or TCPort_number
 
  


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