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

Ryan Schultz wrote:

On Wednesday 13 July 2005 01:53 pm, Gayle Lee Fairless wrote:
On Wed, 13 Jul 2005, Ryan Schultz wrote:
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

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(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

 Apparently there are 2 entries for Hewlett-Packard
printers: one is labeled Hewlett-Packard
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      and the other is labeled hp.

Apparently there are print drivers from more than one source.

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,

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:

   I went there and couldn't find any supported list.

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.

      Yes, I was able to add the parallel printer back with a hpijs entry.


Model:HP DeskJet 697C Foomatic/hpijs (recommended)

I got a better test page printout that was better centered with better resolution than the one that I
got with woody way back when.

I used Kedit to print out a text file with different fonts. The regular Times New Roman at pitch 14
looks rather nice.

I noticed two entries for the psc 1210; one with hpijs, and one without.
The one with hpijs printed in color; I didn't get a test page with the
second.  Is the second one supposed to be black ink?

I'm not actually sure what the non-hpijs one does :- )

   It does nothing so far.


Model:HP PSC 1200 Foomatic/hpijs (recommended)

         ... is what I have for the usb printer.

Can you get yours to print with the black ink cartridge? It seems to use composite color to produce
black.  I need to do some more testing, though.

(Mr.) Gayle Lee Fairless, http://counter.li.org/, No. 365760.
Linux Gcomm 2.6.12-1-686 #1 Fri Jun 24 12:17:14 CEST 2005 i686 GNU/Linux

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