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



On Wednesday 13 July 2005 03:10 am, Gayle Lee Fairless wrote:
> 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
> >>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:
> >ipp://telemachus:631/printers/PSC1210
> >hp:/usb/psc_1200_series?serial=12345678
> >
> >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
> printer.
>
> 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.
> Linux Gcomm 2.4.18-bf2.4 #1 Son Apr 14 09:53:28 CEST 2002 i686 GNU/Linux
> Linux Gcomm 2.6.11-1-686 #1 Mon Jun 20 22:00:38 MDT 2005 i686 GNU/Linux
> Linux Gcomm 2.6.12-1-686 #1 Fri Jun 24 12:17:14 CEST 2005 i686 GNU/Linux

No, I've only got the PSC1210. When you installed hplip, it would have removed 
hpoj -- they Conflict. HPLIP has support for both the PSC1210 and the 697, 
checking on this page: http://hpinkjet.sourceforge.net/productssupported.php

You should be able to add both printers at the same time through the KDE 
control module; just pick the right driver and interface. In fact, HPLIP 
should support parallel printers through the hp:/ URI as well. Perhaps try 
restarting the printer service, i.e., '/etc/init.d/hplip restart'  ?

-- 
Ryan Schultz
-> floating point exception: divide by cucumber

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