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Old 09-15-2003, 12:58 AM   #1
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Linux and an hp laserjet

I have 4 computers running Mandrake 9.1 that I would like to access an HP LaserJet printer with. I have a generic printserver (it has no markings, but says its compatible with linux. I have a manual, but I can't seem to find out what company made the printserver) set up on the printer. I know the ip, and everything that I would need to set it up, but I have no idea how to set up the computers to access the printer under linux.

There are two windows workstations that use the printserver, so I know that it functions. I've tried using the web access (http://localhost:631), but I haven't had any luck with this particular printer (although i did get it to print off another printserver [hp jetdirect printserver] in another room by accident )

Any ideas? Should I just toss the generic printserver, and get another jet direct like the one i accidentally got to work? Thanks in advance for any help you may be able to provide!

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Old 09-16-2003, 11:55 AM   #2
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When setting it up in Linux what port did you use? some of the HP's use port 9100, 9101, 9102, as well as 631. I had several different problems with MDK 9.1 and am now using MDK 9.2 RC-2 Don't know if that will help you. But may be woth a try.


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