Re: In search of the 'Perfect' URI for usb printers
Ryan Schultz wrote:
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
The KDE Control Center has
but the device driver(?) picked a HP 697C driver from the foomatic
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
(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
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!
I have good news and bad news and worse news.
I did get a test page out of the psc12100. Too bad the color ink
cartridge needs replacing. I think I drove my parallel printer insane.
It keeps blinking its little
amber light at me. Apparently there are 2 entries for Hewlett-Packard
printers: one is labeled Hewlett-Packard and contains the parallel
printer stuff; and the other
is hp for usb, etc.
I mistakenly thought that I didn't have the foomatic-db-hpijs package
and let aptitude alias apt-get remove the hpoj package. I guess I'll
have to find a
way to force it back into the configuration or set up the 697C as a raw
The serial number didn't show up in the printer section on the KDE
Control Center, but the other stuff looks
about identical to what you have.
BTW, do you also have a parallel printer?
(Mr.) Gayle Lee Fairless, http://counter.li.org/, No. 365760.
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