it was not being seen by the system as a valid printer (hp-toolbox) and it was not listed under usb printers in the kde kaddprinterwizard..
Originally Posted by BCarey
First try the hplip package from slackware's /testing directory.
well i went in and did a
then installed the one from /testing (didn't know it was there - thanks)
after rebooting, i got the thing to print locally, but now im having issues sharing it out.
the machine that its on is the headless server, but none of the clients can see it.. i have a winXP box and a xubuntu laptop.
whenever i go in to SAMBA/swat and try to share it out, it keeps reverting to available 'no' in the swat tool.
when i tried to print to it using cups from the ubuntu laptop, it queued up a 48126k job (48MB!!) which didn't print.
i have some time to play with it .. it came with a 14-day return policy.. i'm a little happier at least i got it to print, just need to get it shared out now.
i appreciate your advice so far, any other ideas? i can post my logs if they would help.