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Old 03-17-2009, 05:59 PM   #1
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Slackware 12.2 + printing = PITA


hxxp://thenixedreport.wordpress.com/2009/03/17/printing-problems-in-slackware-122/

In the image shown in the above link, the option to choose a local printer is disabled. I was able to add a printer through the CUPS web interface as root, but was only able to view printing jobs and such. In other words, it would say that a test page was sent to the printer, but nothing happens after that. Any suggestions?

I have an HP Photosmart C3135 (C3100 series in other words). I also did a clean install of Slackware 12.2.

Last edited by XavierP; 03-17-2009 at 06:10 PM. Reason: Needed to included printer make and model as well as noting that I did a clean install of 12.2
 
Old 03-17-2009, 06:13 PM   #2
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Oookayyy, did you do your research? I assume you installed HPLIP and the related ppd file for your printer? Go to http://hplipopensource.com/ to see if your printer is supported and if so, how.

I have broken your link, by the way. As it goes, your first post gives the same amount of info as your blog post, so the link is unnecessary and linking to your own site with your first post...? Looks like advertising to us.

All that said, welcome to LQ. We have a large number of knowledgeable members who can help you through setting up your printer and with any other issues you may have. With Slackware, there is no hand holding so you will need to get used to a lot of searching the web.
 
Old 03-17-2009, 06:44 PM   #3
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Oookayyy, did you do your research? I assume you installed HPLIP and the related ppd file for your printer? Go to http://hplipopensource.com/ to see if your printer is supported and if so, how.

I have broken your link, by the way. As it goes, your first post gives the same amount of info as your blog post, so the link is unnecessary and linking to your own site with your first post...? Looks like advertising to us.

All that said, welcome to LQ. We have a large number of knowledgeable members who can help you through setting up your printer and with any other issues you may have. With Slackware, there is no hand holding so you will need to get used to a lot of searching the web.
Sorry about that. I didn't know about being able to embed screenshots, which is why I linked to that blog post in the first place. Here's the thing. The PPD file already exists in 12.2, therefore, it should already have been detected by whatever tool I was using, yet it wasn't.

Edit: Here's the thing. The C3100 series has worked in a number of other distros. The software you pointed me to (hplip) is already installed, according to /var/log/packages. In fact when I did the install I chose to the full install option. The printer in question is connected through a USB port, so the threads pertaining to a parallel port do not apply. I do apologize for the mistake I made in the first post, but I was really frustrated and I still am at the moment.

Last edited by thenixedreport; 03-17-2009 at 07:14 PM. Reason: Added more info and elaborated a bit.
 
Old 03-17-2009, 07:26 PM   #4
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Forgive me. I feel like a complete moron. I followed the directions for linuxprinting.org and did the following:

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killall -HUP cupsd
Then I restarted CUPS. After that, I turned the printer off, waited, then turned it back on. I was then able to add the printer through the web interface and was able to print a test page. I was also able to print via KWord.

Last edited by thenixedreport; 03-17-2009 at 07:27 PM. Reason: Forgot to add the fact that I turned the printer off then back on.
 
Old 03-17-2009, 09:49 PM   #5
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Glad to hear you got it working. On rereading my post, I may have come across harsher than I intended - I'd hate for anyone to think that LQ is populated by less than friendly people.
 
Old 03-17-2009, 11:12 PM   #6
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Glad to hear you got it working. On rereading my post, I may have come across harsher than I intended - I'd hate for anyone to think that LQ is populated by less than friendly people.
To be honest, I thought you did, but it's cool. Nobody likes spammers, so it's understandable to react in that way. I should have linked to the screenshot instead of the entire blog post.
 
Old 03-18-2009, 05:44 AM   #7
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I have one from the C3100 series, it works fine (on sw 11.0 at least), it prints, scans, prints photos, etc.
 
  


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