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Old 12-01-2004, 09:53 AM   #1
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Change printer for Mozilla

I can only get a "generic printer" recognised by Mozilla (and Ximian Evolution) - I can't get my HPdj840C recognised. I can set it up for Open Office (using spadmin and footmatic+hpijs). I'm using (learning to use!!) RedHat Linux 9

What's the trick?
Old 12-01-2004, 09:52 PM   #2
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brianza; question? does ur hp work as a generic ? if not contact hp see if they may have different driver & solution. hp has some support for linux. try them it may solve
Old 12-02-2004, 11:55 PM   #3
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Yes, the printer works as a "generic" when printing an email under Ximian Evolution (or web page under Mozilla) - but it does not have the functionality that the same printer has when it prints a document under OpenOffice. For example I can't choose to print in a "draft" mode.

This is despite loading it as an HP840C from the Gnome desktop which says it will be using the hpijs driver. The OpenOffice prog allowed me to sign up the printer using foomatic+hpijs ... so somewhere here there must lie the solution!

But thanks for the tip: I'll look up what HP has to say on their site. (Phoning the local HP people yields nothng!)

If you folk have any other ideas, I'd be grateful
Old 12-06-2004, 08:59 PM   #4
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Have you visited IMO that's the single best resource for printing under Linux, and contains a huge amount of useful info and tutorials. If you haven't yet checked it out, it may be useful. Good luck with it -- J.W.


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