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Old 12-11-2008, 03:11 PM   #1
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Fedora 9 network printer won't install

Im using

:HP Laser jet 6310 connected to home network (via ethernet)
:Fedora 9

The printer I installed was working fine, until for other reasons I reinstalled the OS.
After the install I downloaded and installed all the software and security updates.
When I went to add the printer the interface had changed to(printer configuration - local host)which virtually gives no way to add the printer - very little options just a search option which does'nt work - troubleshooting tools dont work-it seems pretty useless compared to the add printers wizard when I previously installed.

ran yum install for cups - cups is installed

when trying to add printer with this little interface - it searches to find nothing-

Did the new updates change printer configuration?
Is there a way I can install from command line?
Old 12-11-2008, 04:28 PM   #2
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I may not be able to help you much, but I think some more information will help others here. Is the printer attached to your Fedora box or to a different one, and what OS runs on that box?

Have you tried configuring the printer through the http://localhost:631/ cups interface?

Is there a firewall blocking port 631?

Does the printer work on the machine it is attached to?
Old 12-12-2008, 07:29 PM   #3
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Printer is attached to router - with a static IP address -with which a xp machine can print too
I have tried to configure through http://localhost:631/
I have disabled the fire wall while trying to connect

Thankyou for your reply.


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