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My HP Toolbox no longer recognizes that an HP Printer is installed - yet the printer, scanner, copier all function just perfectly. I have no idea why, and as long as the printer works, I'm not inclineed to investigate it too closely. I'm just a bit lazy at times.
Thanks will bookmark your referrals. Can you recommend linux friendly printers? I am looking around linux compatible list and such but there is nothing like personal experienced referrals from people using same linux os. Thanks
Decided to setup MFC210 Brother that was just sitting there, it is a usb printer.
1. Do I uncomment usb printer support or usb hub support to get usb working?
Question arises from USB Support header in /etc/rc.d/rc.modules I think it said that if i uncomment usb hub support then usb devices would automatically be probed for during startup? Did I understand that correctly?
2. Or is it usb parallel support that I had to uncomment?
3. For previous canon parallel printer I had to set my bios to 'parallel port to ECP or EPP', do I have to change my bios now to something else?
4. lpr driver and cups wrapper are .rpm binary pkgs. can I use src2pk to install them without having to convert .rpm?
Thanks this is my first time using any usb device with slackware.
I don't know where you are commenting/uncommenting therefore I won't comment
your printer should appear on /dev/usb/lp0
Connect it, leave it to do it's wake-up routine. Run 'dmesg |tail'. You should get a line or three about it at the bottom. If so, usb is picking it up. Provide feedback on this point
business kid, I uncommented USB Support in "/etc/rc.d/rc.modules".
Ran dmesg |tail and there was no /dev/usb/lp0... I i have to install drivers as mentioned in previous post.
Question was did I have to clear out old printer references. Thanks
If this is your first adventure into usb, let me clarify something:
To see it in dmesg|tail or even lsusb (If installed) you need the usb kernel modules for your motherboard installed only. You can check that with lsmod |grep hcd, which should usually show
One of uhci_hcd or ohci_hcd
To print a page, you need to set up with drivers in cups, and the kernel modules mentioned above.