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Old 07-08-2005, 11:55 AM   #1
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Unhappy HELP: Cannot Configure CUPS to Recognize Parallel Printer Port as a Printing Device!

When I go to -> Manage Printers -> Add New Printer, fill in the name, location, and description of my printer (hp DeskJet 842c), and then proceed to the 'Device for <PRINTERNAME>' menu, there are no devices listed under the 'Device' drop-down menu. I am new to this Linux jazz and would greatly appreciate feedback on how I might configure CUPS to recognize my DeskJet via a parallel port.


Old 07-08-2005, 12:00 PM   #2
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Using kcontrol as root to configure printers is more easy than using cups directly.
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Go to this link on Linux printing

There are instructions to get yuor printer going.
Old 07-10-2005, 04:13 PM   #4
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Its not cups fault. Make sure you have paralell port support either in your kernel or as a module. I have to do this manually in Slackware, its not that big of a deal.
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Make sure that you are logged in as root.


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