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Old 08-20-2009, 09:19 AM   #1
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adding printer to stand-alone system


I am trying to add an Epson T1000 printer to my Slackware system. The system is already up and running. Could someone please take me through the step to add this printer? This is a stand-alone system, it is not on a network nor has internet access.

Thank you,
Gary
 
Old 08-20-2009, 09:48 AM   #2
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I am trying to add an Epson T1000 printer to my Slackware system. The system is already up and running. Could someone please take me through the step to add this printer? This is a stand-alone system, it is not on a network nor has internet access.

Thank you,
Gary
install cups if you dont already have it installed.
then go to
Code:
http://localhost:631
for configuring
 
Old 08-20-2009, 10:12 AM   #3
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Probably first start cupsd : # cupsd
... else no function of http://localhost:631

The service cupsd can be added in 'pkgtool'
to always be present.
 
Old 08-24-2009, 09:18 AM   #4
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I have tried the http://localhost:631 and I get a no such file or directory. If I do a lpstat I receive printer epsont1000@localhost cannot open connection - no such file or directory make sure the remote host supports the lpd protocol. What am I forgetting? I can add a printer to a standalone system, can't I?
Thankyou,
Gary
 
Old 08-24-2009, 11:00 AM   #5
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According to Openprinting:

http://openprinting.org/printer_list.cgi

You're printer isn't supported at this time even though many other Epson printers are.
Open is a good place to start as another Epson driver may run your printer just fine as is the case in many instances.
 
Old 08-25-2009, 09:13 AM   #6
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I have added an HP printer successfully, however when I do an lpstat I still get that same error message, cannot open connection - no such file or directory make sure the remote host supports the lpd protocol. What am I forgetting that I get this error message regardless of what printer I try to add?

Thankyou,

Gary
 
Old 08-27-2009, 09:24 AM   #7
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Adding a printer

I have used the command lpadmin -p laserjetV -m laserjet.ppd -V parallel -D "HP laserjet V" -L "office 502" successfully, however when I do a lpstat I still get the error message printer 'laserjetV@localhost' - cannot open connection - no such file or directory make sure the remote host supports the lpd protocol. I get a similar error regardless of what type of printer I try to add. What am I forgetting? Does someone know what is causing this error message?

Thankyou,
Gary
 
Old 08-27-2009, 11:45 PM   #8
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Since I have no clue as to what you have done so far:

To run an hp printer, you need hplip which can be downloaded from

http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/index.html

There are several ways to install from there so pick whatever fits the distro you're running.
There is also a dependencies list from the same site.
Install all the dependencies first, then install the hplip driver.
If all the dependencies aren't met, the printer will not function whether or not hplip is installed.
Once the driver is installed you will have an hp tool that will allow you to administer all your jobs from.

edit: You're running slack so download the tarball and do the ./configure thing.
All your dependencies can come from slacky.eu and slackbuilds and they'll work.
I have an hp printer/scanner also.
The HP icon should show up in your menu as mine did, provided you're running KDE that is, if not I dunno.

Last edited by windtalker10; 08-27-2009 at 11:50 PM.
 
Old 08-28-2009, 09:13 AM   #9
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Adding a printer

Thanks everyone, I will try checking the etc/hosts file. I am running an older, 2003 Slackware, I believe it is 9.1, that shouldn't be a problem, should it? What is the latest Slackware version? It seems like any printer I try adding gives me a similar error. This system is not on the internet, that should be OK, right?

Thanks again,

Gary
 
Old 09-01-2009, 09:19 AM   #10
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Adding a Printer

OK, I have totally reloaded Linux (Slackware version 9.1.0). Even before I add a printer if I do a lpstat I will receive the error 'missingprinter@localhost' - cannot open connection - no such file or directory make sure the remote host supports the LPD protocol. If I add a printer using lpadmin command I get a similar error (see my earlier posts). Is there something else I need to do after the lpadmin command or is there a bug in version 9.1.0? The error seems like the program that is being called has a problem.
Thankyou,
Gary
 
Old 09-02-2009, 12:21 AM   #11
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I dunno what's in slack 9 as I've never ran it.
I've only ran 11 through 12.2.
Are you sure everything is up to date?
To me it sounds like you may not be adding everything you need.
The only time I've had a problem not being able to use my hp printer on any linux system is when I havn't met all my dependency needs.
You're printer also has to be turned on before it can be seen, no sarcasm intended but everyone has a duh moment.

I'm assuming you're still trying the hp printer.
Go through the dependencies list and double check yourself at this link:

http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web...ros/other.html

A good many dependencies can be found at slacky.eu and installed with pkgtool if dependencies are the problem.
If slacky doesn't have them, they are assuredly in slackbuilds.
Not trying to sound condescending, but if you havn't figured out how to install from slackbuilds, say so.
It isn't a crime and I can point you to a dead simple tutorial that's easy to follow.
Once you have done that, download the hplip tarball from:

http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web...slackware.html

The complete install instructions are there but it's as simple as ./configure, make, make install, reboot.
Just make sure the printer is turned on and connected before you even untar the tarball.
Before you reboot, chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.cups and cups will start on boot, every boot.
If cups isn't running you won't be able to configure your printer either.
After the reboot, find the hp device manager in your menu and run the setup from there or if you're one that likes to play in the terminal and running kde, you can kdesu hp-setup.
The above process takes me maybe an hour tops to do as the only thing I don't do or need is fax and all the dependencies are met, everything is up to date including foomatic and my printer/scanner works on the first try.
I also use the hp device manager for everything instead of the browser as it's simpler, at least for me.
 
Old 09-02-2009, 09:18 AM   #12
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Adding a Printer

Thanks, I will check those items.

Gary
 
Old 09-03-2009, 09:22 AM   #13
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Adding a Printer

Windtalker10,

Does that mean that I must have a printer connected already? I don't know for sure what printer I am going with yet. What I am really trying to master is what steps (commands) are needed to add a printer.
Thankyou,
Gary
 
Old 09-04-2009, 12:28 AM   #14
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Windtalker10,

Does that mean that I must have a printer connected already? I don't know for sure what printer I am going with yet. What I am really trying to master is what steps (commands) are needed to add a printer.
Thankyou,
Gary

?????????
The printer doesn't need to be connected to install drivers but it would be tricky to configure it if it weren't connected to the machine and powered up.
My previous post gives the needed links to sourceforge, which has detailed instructions as well as any need to know commands for installing hplip and configuring the printer.
I myself gave you the commands to allow cups to start at boot along with what I thought were clear instructions on how to configure your printer.
What I posted was for the HP printer you mentioned, not an Epson.
With hplip you don't need to worry about lpstat, simply find the HP device manager and click it to check and see if you can print/scan.
There will be one in the untarred folder as well as another in your menu.
 
Old 09-09-2009, 09:26 AM   #15
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Adding a Printer

Windtalker10,

Under what conditions would someone use the lpadmin command and what other commands would go along with the lpadmin command?
Thankyou,
Gary
 
  


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