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Old 06-13-2006, 03:32 PM   #1
kg4ysy
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connect to windows printer


I have the printer on a win xp machine shared as hppsc120 and i have the lpd port opened and installed on the machine. On the linux side i have ldp://1.2.3.166/hppsc120. The linux machine will send the job and the windows machine will receive it, but it won't print. The printer makes a lot of noise but never sucks paper up to print. Any idea what's wrong. The same thing happened if i used smb://1.2.3.166/hppsc120

Thanks...it would be so much easier to plug that thing on my linux machine and share it the other way, but I'm determined to get windows to work.
 
Old 07-01-2006, 04:17 AM   #2
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Hi there,

I had identical issues with a HP PSC 1317, and I think its down to the PSC devices not taking straight postscript very well. The Hpijs drivers may help, but I ended up admitting defeat and getting the linux box to host it instead.

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