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Old 07-08-2004, 01:30 PM   #1
DuneSoldier
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Getting a USB Printer to Work.


Ok, Right now I'm running a Vanilla install of Debian (Sarge) on my system. I have a HP 3322 DeskJet Printer connected to my computer using USB. I also have hpijs 1.61, CUPS, and foomatic installed on my system. When I click add printer It has the name of my printer listed right underneath USB Printer 1. When I tell it to print a test page however nothing happens. I've checked the cable, and it's connected correctly, I've booted in to windows and it works properly. I also killed and restarted my CUPS server after installing hpijs 1.61 and used the command hpijs -h to verify that it was installed. I've also run the dmesg command from console and I noticed this line in it:

lp0: using parport0 (interrupt-driven).

Isn't lp what Linux uses to designate something as a printing device? If so is it reading my Parallel port (which has nothing connected to it) as such a device? Does anybody have any ideas?
 
Old 07-08-2004, 02:02 PM   #2
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dunesoldier; hum could be its not config correctly. ? have u tryied HP for support? they are supportive with linux too. look into linux printing org. help abounds. best i could do sorry.
 
Old 07-08-2004, 02:58 PM   #3
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I think what penguin4 is referring to is LinuxPrinting There is a lot of useful info on CUPS as well as an extensive listing of printers and their corresponding drivers. My recommendation would be to check into the tutorials there; the problem you're having may simply be a misconfiguration in CUPS. Good luck with it -- J.W.
 
Old 07-08-2004, 08:13 PM   #4
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J.W; thanks for bailing exactly my reference. comment: am a newbie too but take time to research,read,reread ask ?,s then take action. as i stated before on these forums only to support and learn from others.
 
  


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