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Old 10-16-2004, 01:05 AM   #1
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Netgear FM114p print server..mandrake 10.0

Hello, newbie linux up and running but I can not get my printer to work. I have a Lexmark Optra S 1625 laser connected directly to a netgear FM114p router/print server etc... The Printer is connected using a standard printer cable and not a network cable..... now system info

Distro : Mandrake 10.0, using KDE
release : 2.6.3-7mdk
KDE ver : 3.2

when trying to use printer drake i get the following message :
No Printer FOund!

When using kprinter tool i get the following message :
"Unable to test printer laser. Error message received from manager:
Not implemented yet. using rlpr print system.
when i use the generic unix lpd system I can not even add a printer.

The router is working fine, and I can even print to the printer from 2 other computers through the is holding me back.

I hope that I can get this figured out. please let me know if I need to add more info.

Thanks in advance

Old 10-18-2004, 08:23 AM   #2
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I have tried almost everything that I can find, all of the printer utilities in both KDE and gnome.. still cant find any help.
Old 10-21-2004, 11:13 PM   #3
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Talking problem fixed!!

OK, could not get mandrake to do what I wanted, and i was having a hard time finding support, so bought a book with Redhat Fedora Core 2 and installed that. At first I was still having a few problems, but I got it all solved !!

First I had to download Nmap so that I could scan the router to find the open port/s. After having scanned the router i found that port 515 was the "printer port" for me and not 34443 as mentioned in another post. so...

Go to System settings -> Printing

If you do not have a printer the first screen willl prompt you to setup a new printer, click foward
the second screen : Enter a name for the printer, and a description

I.E. Name : Laser
Descriptino : Lexmark laser in office

Third screen :
This was a tabbed screen for me, but here are the basics :
Select Queue type : Networked Unix, (LPD)
Server : <your server here> : <your port here>
ie. 192.999.9.9:9999 etc..
Queue : /printers/queue1

Fourth screen :
Choose your printer model and the correct setting

Fifth screen :
click apply the settings and send a test page!

Hope this helps anyone who is lookig


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