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Old 11-15-2008, 10:00 PM   #1
MTUser2007
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Help with Setting up a Networked LaserJet 4050


I am trying to learn as as much as I can about Linux as I have been given the responsibility of administering a Gentoo Linux server. This is the only Linux server in a MS SBS 2003 environment. I am trying to use a HP LaserJet 4050 with the Linux server that works fine in the MS SBS/xp environment.

I have obviously failed as the networked HP LaserJet 4050 is spitting out pieces of paper about every 30 seconds with the following printed on the top:

POST / HTTP/1.1
Content-Length: 280
Content-Type: application/ipp
Host: 192.168.1.53

Then some gibberish that looks like characters printing on the same line. I can make out:
...tes-natural-language*enEprinter-uri*http://

I used cups to try to set up the printer. I am not sure I set all the configuration variables correctly.

Any help would be appreciated.
 
Old 11-15-2008, 10:12 PM   #2
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Did you see this? http://openprinting.org/show_printer...-LaserJet_4050
 
Old 11-15-2008, 10:30 PM   #3
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Have you looked on the HP website for drivers and installation instructions? I was able to locate the correct drivers and installation instructions within 5 clicks. A successful administrator needs to be able to do research and learns how to search the web for available information.
 
Old 11-16-2008, 10:26 AM   #4
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Hello, thank you for the help.

Billymayday, I did see the link at openprinting.org, but could not get from the information presented there to how I would make use of it.

AuroraCA, I take your point about being able to avail myself of openly available resources. Your answer helped me think about this problem in a new way. I am used to working with Linux by starting with Linux resources and, if you will, working out. Your suggestion strikes me as starting with the outside, what HP as hardware manufacturer offers and working in. I'll remember to use both approaches in future problems.

In terms of where I am, I did find and download the HP drivers and get them on to my machine. Unfortunately, one of the first questions asked by the driver installation is which distro of Linux you are using. The software provides a choice of 11. Gentoo which is what I am using is not listed. At this point I realize I am beyond generic Linux questions, and should go back to the Gentoo Linux resources.

Thanks again,

Chris
 
  


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