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Old 07-16-2006, 05:21 PM   #1
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My HP printer worked with Breezy but not Dapper


When I try to add a printer, step 1 of 2, I check local printer, I high lite HP officejet 4200 series.

In step 2 of 2 it shows Manufacturer, Model, and Driver but all of these are blank, no driver to choose from like there was in Breezy.

I also have a HP PSC 1315 all-in-one and can not get that one installed either. Dapper does recognize both printers.

I am confused. How do I get my HP printers working ? Has Dapper took a step backwards since Breezy ?
 
Old 07-16-2006, 10:32 PM   #2
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Does sound strange, I had no problem with a PSC 1410. I checked and found the ppd for your 1310.

/usr/share/ppd/hpijs/HP/HP-PSC_1310-hpijs.ppd

I don't know if the 1310 is USB but does lsusb see your printer?
 
Old 07-17-2006, 08:04 AM   #3
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My HP printer worked with Breezy but not Dapper

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I checked and found the ppd for your 1310.
/usr/share/ppd/hpijs/HP/HP-PSC_1310-hpijs.ppd
Well, that was easy enough ! I did not know the path of my driver, I did not have to point Breezy to the path like that. But now I know.I have it working fragos, thank you so much. I use Ubuntu Dapper for my work, and having a usable printer is a must, I surely did not want to install WinXP again.

Your help is greatly appreciated fragos,
best regards,
OBnascar
 
Old 07-17-2006, 03:46 PM   #4
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The tool that saved the day was the "locate" command. This is one time when I really love the command line. There is a GUI "find" but you need to take a coffee break when you use it. There is a daily cron run of "updatedb" which builds the index used by locate. Locate is lightning fast because of that index. It makes poking around to find things very fast and easy. Combined with a little knowledge of Linux file naming conventions you can find anything. For example "locate .conf" finds many of the configuration files.
 
Old 07-17-2006, 03:56 PM   #5
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My HP printer worked with Breezy but not Dapper

Good info fragos, I will remember that !
 
  


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