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Old 01-07-2008, 09:59 PM   #1
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how do i connect my printer?


i have an hp deskjet 5550 but i dont know how to make it work. like. what do i download to make it recognize the printer. or something.
 
Old 01-07-2008, 10:14 PM   #2
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Each distribution handles that differently. What distribution are you using? A common way to get the printer set up is to make sure that it is powered on and connected during installation. Most distributions will detect the printer and set it up during installation.

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Old 01-07-2008, 10:14 PM   #3
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if you have cups installed.. and you should have hplip installed (it should be available in your distros package repository)

open your web browser and go to

http://localhost:631

select Add printer, then walk through the menus choosing how the printer is connected, the manufacturer and model number..

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debianetch:~$ aptitude search hplip
i   hplip                                              - HP Linux Printing and Imaging System (HPLIP)
i A hplip-data                                         - HP Linux Printing and Imaging - data files
p   hplip-dbg                                          - HP Linux Printing and Imaging - debugging information
p   hplip-doc                                          - HP Linux Printing and Imaging - documentation
v   hplip-ppds                                         -
debianetch:~$ aptitude search cups
p   apcupsd                                            - APC UPS Power Management
p   apcupsd-cgi                                        - Cgi for APC UPS Power Management
p   apcupsd-doc                                        - Documentation for apcupsd
p   bluez-cups                                         - Bluetooth printer driver for CUPS
i   cups-pdf                                           - PDF printer for CUPS
i   cupsys                                             - Common UNIX Printing System(tm) - server
i   cupsys-bsd                                         - Common UNIX Printing System(tm) - BSD commands
i   cupsys-client                                      - Common UNIX Printing System(tm) - client programs (SysV)
i A cupsys-common                                      - Common UNIX Printing System(tm) - common files
p   cupsys-dbg                                         - Common UNIX Printing System(tm) - debugging symbols
p   cupsys-driver-gimpprint                            - printer drivers for CUPS
i   cupsys-driver-gutenprint                           - printer drivers for CUPS
http://openprinting.org/show_printer...P-DeskJet_5550

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Old 01-07-2008, 11:23 PM   #4
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that link http://localhost:631 doesnt work for me
 
Old 01-08-2008, 04:29 AM   #5
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start cupsd (as root) then 'http://localhost:631' will make your browser connect your cupssystem if the program is installed.
which distribution are you using???
 
Old 01-08-2008, 05:55 PM   #6
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ok i though i installed cups. but i cant find it anywhere now. im using freespire btw
 
Old 01-09-2008, 06:03 AM   #7
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Do 'dpkg --get-selections' it should tell you which packages are installed.
Did you try: root@user# cupsd???
 
Old 01-12-2008, 03:57 PM   #8
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i changed my distro. it works in this one now. thanks to all that helped.
 
  


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