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Old 03-23-2008, 05:30 AM   #1
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help with hp-setup command


I am trying to install an HP 6940 printer on Fedora 6 over the network. I used the "hp-setup -m 192.168.0.137" (ip for the printer) but when I run the command, all I get is the usage format. I know there are other options before thet ip address, but can't remember what to use to skip. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

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Old 03-23-2008, 06:56 AM   #2
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run cups and use this driver
http://openprinting.org/test/show_pr...P-DeskJet_6940

cups has an option to setup a network printer.

2) can you get access to a web browser when you logged in?
 
Old 03-23-2008, 07:13 PM   #3
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That is where I got the ppd file for the printer. By accessing a web browser do you mean can I get to the printer administration pages through my browser? If so, I can. I did try going through the gui (system > administration > printers) but when I print a test page, the job is sent to the printer but does not print. Thanks for the help.
 
Old 03-24-2008, 05:33 AM   #4
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yes that is exactly what I meant in my (2) use a web browser
 
Old 03-24-2008, 06:52 AM   #5
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I am able to access the printer through a web browser. In cups, I tried using the option for Appletalk/HP Jetdirect, but there is an IMac running OSX on the network. Is it possible the IMac is causing a conflict?
 
Old 03-24-2008, 09:23 AM   #6
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appletalk is the wrong option.

list the options you can see pls.

off hand I don't think it should cause interference....you are attempting to install a printer which is not local to your machine but is turned on? over the network
 
Old 03-24-2008, 03:07 PM   #7
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The options I have are:

Other, LPT1,Serial Port 1, Serial Port 2, AppleSocket/HP JetDirect, Internet Printing Protocol (ipp), LPD/LPR Host or Printer or Windows Printer Via Samba. I chose the AppleTalk/HP JetDirect because it is an HP printer with a networking card built in. The printer is not local to my computer, it is turned on and I am attempting to install over the network. I share it with two other people. The IMac is able to print sucessfully and one Windows pc can print.

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Old 03-24-2008, 06:47 PM   #8
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I stand corrected. it may be appletalk/jet after all

http://hpinkjet.sourceforge.net/hplip_readme.html

Deskjet_6940_series parallelNo usbYes networkYes printcallDJGenericVIP
scanNo photoNo faxNo servicesandstatusYes
 
Old 03-24-2008, 06:49 PM   #9
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however, who "owns" the printer? the mac or the ms?
 
Old 03-25-2008, 07:14 AM   #10
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I am not sure I understand what you mean by who owns the printer. I installed it on the mac first. Does that help?
 
  


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