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Old 07-02-2004, 03:43 AM   #1
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Question HP usb printer giving problem


hi friends,

i am having amd 1800xp+ processor with 256mb ddrram running on asus mb. I am not able to print from mandrake 9.0 installed on my machine.

while installing mandrake 9.0 i had a problem that the machine was not booting after installation. so i edited the /etc/modules.conf file & commented the usb option.so my usb is not installed.

I now want to start my using my hp 4620 series printer on mandrake 9.0
Please guide me.
 
Old 07-02-2004, 04:44 AM   #2
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Mandrake 9 is quite old. USB support has improved a lot since then. It might be easiest to try a more recent distro?
 
Old 07-02-2004, 12:13 PM   #3
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Welcome to LQ manishbendre. An excellent resource for printing under Linux can be found at LinuxPrinting Good luck with it -- J.W.
 
Old 07-02-2004, 01:20 PM   #4
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manishbendre: take heed from J.W and others, but have you contacted HP
for there input on your issue. HP has an interest in linux. believe they support it some what. any info from the (horses mouth) may be positive.
 
Old 07-03-2004, 01:59 AM   #5
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manishbendre: take heed from J.W and others, but have you contacted HP
for there input on your issue. HP has an interest in linux. believe they support it some what. any info from the (horses mouth) may be positive.

thanks friend.yeah that's a gr8 idea.

but actually what i have figured out is that my usb is not configured with mdk9.0 on my machine. i tried uncommenting the usb line in /etc/modules.conf.

my machine just freezes while booting at

checking module dependencies

as i'm having a cd of knoppix i could restore my settings by commenting the same line.
as my printer(hp 3420) is connected to the usb port its not wkg. so is there any way i can
make my usb port wkg without freezing my machine. my kernel is 2.4.19mdk.

 
Old 07-03-2004, 03:01 PM   #6
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manishbendre; thank you for input it is indeed needed. will make hardcopy!
 
  


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