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Old 11-01-2008, 03:05 PM   #1
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Talking [SOLVED] HP F2180 on MiniMe running server is not detectable via WLAN on MiniMe

Hi Lads!

I own two laptops. IBM Thinkpad 600E running MiniMe with wireless rausb0 RT2500USB card which is connected with IP via ad-hoc to my other laptop DELL latitude D600 with MiniMe as OS as well. Wifi rt61 based minipci and IP DELL is my internet server and it is setup with iptables to transfer the packets to my IBM laptop. This works fine. My issue started few weeks ago. I had my HP Deskjet 2180F connected to my fiances DELL inspiron 4000 running windows 2000 and I couldnt share it between my machines. Samba was configured as I could send and receive files and printer was detectable I couldnt however install it properly on my linux machines. So few weeks ago I saw a Lexmark printer in Lidl and I have purchased that as well. I have swaped printers and now my fiance runs Lexmark and my DELL (the ICS server) runs HP. It was detected by HP printing manager and works absolutely fine with DELL. However when I was installing it I chose to share it between networked PCs via iPP. CUPS is running and I can access it directly from DELL and from IBM remotly via mozilla firefox on the address HP printer is listed here as:

Deskjet_F2100 (Default Printer)

Description: Deskjet_F2100
Printer Driver: HP DeskJet D2300 Foomatic/hpijs (recommended)
Printer State: idle, accepting jobs, published.
Device URI: hp:/usb/Deskjet_F2100_series?serial=XXXXXXXXXXXX

but when I am trying to connect to it/detect it in my IBM via HP printing manager or printdrake I am getting nothing and if I try manually setup printer I am ending up with 2 printers in my cups server but the second one is not existing and not working. Its like a virtual device on my IBM.

What am I doing wrong?

Could somebody talk me thru the setup of the printing device via wifi adhoc network?

Dont hasitate to ask any questions.



Basicly all I had to do was to use KDE control center instead of printdrake. Works as a charm.

Thanks to the person who wrote this howto!

Last edited by AndrzejL; 11-01-2008 at 04:25 PM. Reason: Found solution


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