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Old 04-12-2008, 04:53 PM   #1
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Printing using CUPS on Slackware 12.0


Hi,

I'm having issues printing to a HP DeskJet 840C, which is attached to a Windows XP SP2 machine.

I'm trying to print using CUPS over samba. I have added the printer using the web gui on locahost:631. However when I try and print, it all goes wrong.

The test pages comes back with:
Code:
Error:

    Unsupported format 'application/postscript'!
And jobs sent to the printer seem to vanish.

I have checked and the following line exists in /etc/cups/mime.conv

Code:
application/postscript   application/vnd.cups-postscript   66   pstops
I can connect to the shared printer from other Windows machines, so I know it works over the network.

STFW didn't turn anything up.

Does anyone have any thoughts?


Mark.
 
Old 04-12-2008, 05:17 PM   #2
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Try this

http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/...ter_using_CUPS

This is IPP rather than Samba. It works for me.

Alan
 
Old 04-13-2008, 04:33 AM   #3
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Hi,

Thanks for your reply.

I have installed the printer locally and still have the same problem :-(


Any ideas?



M.
 
Old 04-13-2008, 04:42 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by brooky9999 View Post
Hi,

Thanks for your reply.

I have installed the printer locally and still have the same problem :-(


Any ideas?



M.
Have you checked this out?

http://www.linuxprinting.org/show_pr...P-DeskJet_840C
 
Old 04-13-2008, 09:04 AM   #5
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Hi,

I've had a look at the link, but wanted to install my printer without running the HPLIP daemon (bit much for one measily Deskjet).

Does anyone else have experience of printing to a HP DeskJet without using HPLIP?


M.
 
Old 06-12-2008, 10:52 AM   #6
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Hi all,

I managed to get it working!

After installing the ghostscript and gutenprint packages from the ap series on the CD, this now worked. I did not have to use the HPLIP utility.

Many thanks,


M.
 
Old 06-30-2008, 10:10 PM   #7
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I'm having a similar issue, only for me I upgraded to slackware 12.1 using slackpkg, and it broke. I tried reinstalling the ghostscript and gutenprint packages, but it doesn't seem to be working. Help?
 
Old 07-01-2008, 02:58 AM   #8
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Solved. Reinstalled the ap directory (wasn't sure what was needed, so I did it all). Forgot ldconfig. >.< Ran ldconfig, and tested printer. Works fine now.
 
  


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