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Old 07-22-2003, 04:11 PM   #1
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Redhat 9.0 and my old Deskjet won't work...


I've just moved somethings here around my "gaming room"(lol), and I've decided to upgrade all my boxes from Redhat 7.3 to 9.0. Everything went fine, but there's one problem. My old printer won't print anymore. I've never tried to print with Redhat 9.0 but something went very wrong in all machines.
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as usual, with cups installed and everything. I've installed then my printer, which redhat-config-printer had on it's topdown list. An old HP deskjet 500.

The problem is... when I try to print a single page (Mozilla, Galeon, OpenOffice) it prints out several pages, all unreadable. Most of them prints only one line per/page with unreadable characters...

So, what am I doing wrong?

Any help configuring my old printer would be great . Thanks in advance.

P.S: I did a forum and google search. Most have had problems printing over a network, which ain't my case. I'm using the standard printer port directly in my box...
Old 07-23-2003, 04:25 AM   #2
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hmmmm, seems like only I have had this problem :'(


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