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Re: In search of the 'Perfect' URI for usb printers

On Tuesday 12 July 2005 01:21 pm, Gayle Lee Fairless wrote:
> 	I am trying to install an USB HP psc1210 printer on my Gateway 500
> that was running woody but now running sarge.  I have a 2.6.12 kernel
> available.
> The KDE Control Center has
> URI:ipp://gcomm:631/printers/psc1210
> Device:ptal:/mlc:usb:psc_1200_series
> but the device driver(?) picked a HP 697C driver from the foomatic
> database.
> Now I've gotten a test page from the HP 697C parallel printer on lp0.  But
> the psc 1210 does not respond.
> I'm typing this from work and can supply more info tonight if needed.
> I also have the package that mentions gimp.
> How do I get the usb printer online.  I also want to get the scanner
> interfaced, too.
> Thanks!
> (Mr.) Gayle Lee Fairless

I've got exactly the same printer/scanner (PSC1210) here working flawlessly, 
so hopefully I can help you. First, make sure you've done 'apt-get install 
hplip foomatic-db-hpijs'. Once those are installed, go into the KDE Print 
control section, remove the PSC1210 that may be there (so we can go from 
scratch). Add a Printer, choose Local Printer, and at the bottom pick the 
hp:/usb/psc_1200_series.. printer. Click next, and go to HP for your 
manufacturer, and then choose 'PSC 1210 hpijs' as the Model. 'Next' through 
until its done, and that should be it; you'll now have a printer at something 
similar to:

And that should be it. XSane (or your scanning program of choice) will 
automatically detect the hplip controller as well; scanning shouldn't require 
any configuration whatsoever.

Hope that helps!

Ryan Schultz
-> floating point exception: divide by cucumber

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