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Old 06-04-2005, 10:02 AM   #1
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Knoppix - problem in setup HP Deskjet 5740 USB printer

Hi folks,

I have problem in setup HP Deskjet 5740 USB printer.

Printer Setup

�K� -> Settings -> Printing Manager
to start �Configure � Printing Manager�
Add ->

to start �Add Printer Wizard� -> Next ->
Unable to retrieve the printer list. Error message received from manager:
Connection to CUPS server failed. Check that the CUPS server is correctly installed and running. Error: connection refused.

Start Konsole Window
knoppix@2[knoppix]$ su [Enter]
root@2[knoppix]# kcmshell printmgr

to start �Configure - Printer Manager� window
Add -> Add Printer/Class fade out

Please advise how to setup the printer. TIA

Old 06-07-2005, 02:31 AM   #2
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Before printer setup, be sure to have all the following already installed:

- cups
- foomatic
- hpijs
- hplip
- foomatic-db-hpijs

I could be forgetting something, here are the install instructions given by hp which worked for me:

I don't know what repositories you are using, but all the necessary is in debian's so you don't need to download and install anything from the hp site.

The printer works very good in Linux and you can even calibrate or clean cartridges with the tools given by hplip, keep on trying.
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Check out this:

Might be of help.

Old 06-07-2005, 07:32 AM   #4
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xukosky and Harishankar,

Tks for your advice.

Sorry I forgot to run;
# /etc/init.d/cupsys start

The printer is now working.



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