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Old 08-31-2004, 04:47 PM   #1
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help configuring hp laserjet 1100 with mandrake 10.0


Hi,
I am having a problem configuring my HP laserjet 1100. When I go into Hardware, then printers, and try to add a new printer, it does not ask me for any Mandrake CD's. I click on Add Printer, and it auto detects my printer in /dev/lp0 parallel port #0 (I don't know if this matters)

I click on okay and it tells me it is preparing printer port for CUPS. When that finishes it wants me to name my printer which is like back in windows, and the name and description are already filled out with "Printer" as the name and "HP Laserjet 1100" as the description. Thats fine so i click okay.

In the next screen the model is already selected(HP Laserjet 1100) as well as Ghostscript + hpijs (recommended). Thats fine as well so again i click okay (seems to be going pretty well) The next screen wants me to setup the printer and i leave it at the default settings and once again click okay.

It then gives me a message that says "configuring printer "printer", and after a few seconds it gives me an error message that says failed to configure printer "printer".

I think one of the problems may be that the 1100 does not have a "power button" on it. I don't know how My computer detected it, but maybe it is in a sleep mode. It would be helpful to know how to turn it on.

Also, I am not sure if i have all the drivers needed, and i do not know how to check if i have all the drivers. I downloaded the hpijs PPD, file name
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HP-LaserJet_1100-hpijs.ppd
This appears just to be a text document, though.

Any help would be great
 
Old 08-31-2004, 07:47 PM   #2
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have you tried configuring cups from the web interface? try opening a browser, and entering

http://localhost:631/admin

in the url bar.
good luck.
 
Old 08-31-2004, 08:05 PM   #3
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Additional information: http://www.linuxprinting.org/show_pr...-LaserJet_1100
 
Old 08-31-2004, 09:59 PM   #4
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PEACEDOG,
I get an error message that says
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the connection was refused when trying to contact local host:631
Does anyone one know how to check what drivers are installed on your computer?
 
Old 09-01-2004, 06:39 AM   #5
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sounds like you either don't have cups installed, or, the daemon isn't running. try

/etc/init.d/cups start

then try connecting. if it turns out cups is not installed, you should be able to get it from your install cd's.
good luck.
 
Old 09-01-2004, 10:21 AM   #6
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when i type
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/etc/init.d/cups start
into the url, it tells me it cannot be found and that i should check the location.

I typed in
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/etc/init.d/cups
and the Init file for the CUPS server daemon came up. I have no idea what it is telling me though. I tried installing CUPS form the boot disk anyway and it is already installed.
 
Old 09-01-2004, 11:09 AM   #7
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try this

/usr/sbin/cupsd

if it returns no errors, then try configuring the printer.
good luck.
 
Old 09-01-2004, 11:59 AM   #8
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when i typed
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/usr/sbin/cupsd
into the url it asked me if i wanted to execute the file and i said yes. Nothing appeared to happen, the file seems to be empty. I still cannot configure my printer.

Not really an error, though...

I really do appreciate you helping me out.
 
Old 09-01-2004, 12:06 PM   #9
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Originally posted by random kid
when i typed into the url it asked me if i wanted to execute the file and i said yes. Nothing appeared to happen, the file seems to be empty. I still cannot configure my printer.

Not really an error, though...

I really do appreciate you helping me out.
you should be issuing these commands from a terminal as root, or su -. not into the url bar, sorry i wasn't clear about that.
 
Old 09-01-2004, 08:27 PM   #10
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I typed in
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/etc/init.d/cups start
In the root terminal like this:
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[root@localhost root]# /etc/init.d/cups start
Starting CUPS printing system: [ OK ]
So my CUPS is working. I then typed in
Quote:
/usr/sbin/cupsd
to see if i got an error message.

Quote:
[root@localhost root]# /usr/sbin/cupsd
[root@localhost root]#
no error message, but when i tried to configure my printer it still didn't work.
 
Old 09-02-2004, 06:36 AM   #11
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can you at least connect to the cups server? open a browser, and try connecting to

http://localhost:631/admin

type that in the url address bar.
 
Old 09-02-2004, 07:26 AM   #12
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Yeah, I tried that already. I cannot connect. It give me a message that says something like "The connection was refused when trying to contact localhost: 631"

I am connected to the Internet through a router if that makes any difference.
 
Old 09-02-2004, 12:23 PM   #13
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try restarting cups, then try connecting again from a terminal as root

/etc/init.d/cups restart

after that and only that open a browser, and try connecting

http://localhost:631/admin
 
Old 09-02-2004, 02:29 PM   #14
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I typed
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/etc/init.d/cups restart
into the terminal as root. I had no other programs running then i opened up mozilla(the web browser i use) and typed in
Quote:
http://localhost:631/admin
ito the url and i got the same message as before.
 
Old 09-02-2004, 03:43 PM   #15
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try running updatedb, this could take a while. then retry the same steps.
 
  


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