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Old 01-26-2005, 03:59 PM   #1
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Thumbs down Help with cups and USB issues.


1) Usb: I am running slack10, I want to know where is each device, I have a usb hub, TT3 Palm, Lpt-2-USB adapter, COM-2-USB adapter, y cell phone(motorola c350). I went to control center, and everything appears in the usb section, so i was happy up to then. The I went to Kpilot, and i didnt know where is the palm. As default it shows /dev/pilot.... but the palm inst there, y did a dmseg and could find nothing, it saw i was connected and all that but didnt see that palm is on ttyUSB0 for example.. the same happened with Kandy (cell phone program)
Some help!!! pleaseee!

2) CUPS: still on Slack10, I own a HP laserjet IIIP. I go on KDE to the printer configuration icon, i add the printer in /dev/lpt0 .......... and nothing, i print and print and nothing. then I tried to use the LPT2USB adaptor and i had the same issue as i poster up. If anyone can give me a hand... it would be nice.
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Old 01-26-2005, 04:41 PM   #2
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Try configuring your printer using cups (http://localhost:631). Also usb printers are usually located on /dev/usbx and not /dev/lptx.
 
Old 01-26-2005, 04:52 PM   #3
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hello, i have a hp 5650 [usb too] and its located in /dev/usb/lp0 ... perhaps you should go to www.linuxprinting.org ... there you can read step-by-step instructions on how to set up your printer ...
 
Old 01-26-2005, 06:11 PM   #4
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reddazz : as i write i am triyng that thanks for the tip. I hope it works, keep suscribed so i can tell if it worked or not.
Cdzin : hpIIIp is no a USB printer, I am using an adapter... that on dmesg shows up and seems to work. Anyway first i'll try to make it work under lpt.
Thanks both.
about usb issues nothing to tell me?
alex
 
Old 01-26-2005, 06:15 PM   #5
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reddazz : i added the printer, as an lpt one, and nothing......... I send the test page and the printer stay stills.
HELPPP meee! LOL
 
Old 01-28-2005, 04:58 AM   #6
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Hola alek (Hi alek), what do you mean when you said you're using a adapter? Does the printer uses usb or parallel port?

If you use the parallel port (I've never used usb) you've to uncomment the lines on /etc/rc.d/rc.modules that loads the parallel port modules.

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Old 01-29-2005, 09:05 AM   #7
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gbonvehi , hola, espero que esto no moleste a los demas usuarios (seguir el post en espaņol) tengo que aprovechar que hay alguien que sabe y ademas habla espaņol!!! Mira la cosa es asi tengo 2 adaptadores de com a usb, me permite enganchar todo lo que sea Com a un usb, y un adapatador que me permite enganchar cualquier impresora que sea ltp a un usb.
Los modulos lpt andan joya, los tengo cargados.
En win anda todo joya, y los adaptadores son compatibles con linux. Pero lo que no se como explicar es que yo quiero poder saber en donde esta cada cosa usb que conecto. Ejemplo, si conecto la palm saber donde esta, para configurar el programa, saber si esta en /dev/pilot o en /dev/ttyUSB0, esas cosas. Pero no lo puedo encontrar.
Por ejemplo enchufo el celular, y lo detecta, en el info center de KDE, me dice que telefono es y todo, pero no se donde esta! y el programa para tocar el celular, me pide el path de donde esta, por default aparece /dev/tty1
Se entiende?
 
Old 01-30-2005, 01:57 AM   #8
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reddazz : i added the printer, as an lpt one, and nothing......... I send the test page and the printer stay stills.
HELPPP meee! LOL
Any luck resolving your problem? If you are configuring your printer using CUPS, you need to select the device path as /dev/usb/lpx (where x is the usb device number, eg on my system it's /dev/usb/lp0). Once thats done, you need to select the right printer model and driver, which is usually the gimp-print driver. If you select the wrong driver, the printer may not print at all even though it will show up as installed. Another thing sometimes USB hubs can cause problems so if all fails try configuring your printer by connecting it directly to the USB ports and see if it makes a difference.
 
Old 01-30-2005, 01:09 PM   #9
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Originally posted by reddazz
Any luck resolving your problem? If you are configuring your printer using CUPS, you need to select the device path as /dev/usb/lpx (where x is the usb device number, eg on my system it's /dev/usb/lp0). Once thats done, you need to select the right printer model and driver, which is usually the gimp-print driver. If you select the wrong driver, the printer may not print at all even though it will show up as installed. Another thing sometimes USB hubs can cause problems so if all fails try configuring your printer by connecting it directly to the USB ports and see if it makes a difference.
Reddazz : I can connect the printer by 2 ways, lpt (the printer is lpt) or using a usb adaptor, on the dmseg the adaptor is detected, but I don know where is the path of each usb connected, do you get what I'm trying to ask here.
For example i connect my Tungsten t3 palm to the pc (it is usb), whats the path on that device?
And about the driver, my printer is HpIIIp, the drivers that appear are hpIII or the general laserjet driver. I used both, and tried to configure the hpiii using the lpt cable and the adaptor and did not work at all.
i am pretty frustrated. Yesterday I needed desperatly to print some thing, and I connected a Lexmark Z42 usb printer, and worked perfect. But i need the laserjet working!
thanks to all Reddazz
 
Old 02-02-2005, 04:19 AM   #10
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I'm sorry alek66 but i don't have any usb device to try what you're trying to achieve. I would suggest you to try using the parallel port, i've never had troubles configuring printers to use it.
 
Old 02-02-2005, 06:19 AM   #11
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i have simmilar problem. i followed
gbonvehi instruction to edit rc.modules. it works and i was able to print. But i have now another problem. i have two ehternet cards, before i edit modules.conf it was working but after the editing and restarting the computer eth0 doesnt work anymore. now i dont know what to do next.
 
Old 02-03-2005, 09:08 AM   #12
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I could configure the hp laser printer, when i was configuring it using KDE as you go with the configuration it asks on which port it is. I simply wrote the path to the port, instead of selectin the parallel port icon i was presented, i wrote the path /dev/lpt0 and it worked, although when i wrote the path an error prompt said that it didn't existed, anyway the printer is now working under LPT. I would like to get more info on usb if possible.
Thanks all
alek
 
  


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