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Old 08-16-2005, 03:44 PM   #1
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HP PSC1610 not reconized in hplip device manager, reduced functionality

Hi everybody, I got a problem with my multifunction HP PSC1610 on Slackware 10.1
I installed the hplip 0.9.4 driver, either from source and packaged
( hplip-0.9.4-i486-1kjz.tgz), I think it is correctly installed and
/usr/local/share/hplip/hplip status

hpiod (pid 3018) is running...
hpssd (pid 3015) is running...

cupsd is also running:
ps -e

2925 ? 00:00:00 cupsd

by the cups web interface I installed my printer:
cat /etc/cups/printers.conf

# Printer configuration file for CUPS v1.1.23
# Written by cupsd on Mon Aug 15 21:56:53 2005
<DefaultPrinter PSC1610>
Info defualt printer
Location localhost
DeviceURI usb://5740?serial=MY4CFD52PKL0
State Idle
Accepting Yes
JobSheets none none
QuotaPeriod 0
PageLimit 0
KLimit 0

during the installation procedure I choosed the most resonable options:

device: USB printer #1
model: HP PSC1600 Foomatic/hpijs

The printer works,i.e. it prints for example the test page, but when I try
it says "no hp devices found...". So the printer does not appear in the hp device manager, and at present I have only very basic functionality!

Thanks in advance for the help.

Old 08-16-2005, 05:27 PM   #2
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No experience with the new driver.
The old hpoj-0.91 driver works perfectly well for me on a PSC2110 (very similar).
The driver can be found here
Once you have installed the driver, just configure yor printer/scanner by the script
ptal-init setup
then stop CUPS by
/etc/rc.d/rc.cups stop
wait a couple of minutes, and
/etc/rc.d/rc.cups start
After that configure the printer on web interface at
while configuring the printer take care you choose
as transport layer
and follow instructions for the remaining options.
The scanner is detected and set up automatically by ptal-init.
Once this is done add the following script to your /etc/rc.d directory in order the driver is initialised at boot.
The script is called by /etc/rc.d/rc.M at some point near the end
# rc.hpoj. Inizializza il driver per le stampanti multifunzione HP
case "$1" in
if [ -x /usr/sbin/ptal-init ]; then
/usr/sbin/ptal-init start
if [ -x /usr/sbin/ptal-init ]; then
/usr/sbin/ptal-init stop
if [ -x /usr/sbin/ptal-init ]; then
/usr/sbin/ptal-init stop
sleep 5
if [ -x /usr/sbin/ptal-init ]; then
/usr/sbin/ptal-init start
Do not follow hpoj instructions when they say ptal-init must be started before cups. It doesn't work.
It must start after.
Hope this helps
Old 08-21-2005, 02:22 AM   #3
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Thanks a lot. If a can't come up with the new driver I will try the "old" solution. Bye


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