Printing problems w/CUPS, HP 5550, WP8
My old printer stopped working, AGAIN, so I decided that it was time for a new
printer. After checking www.linuxprinting.org and looking to see what I
could find available in my price range I found an HP Deskjet 5550.
I decided to take advantage of changing printers to also change from LPRng to
CUPS. I installed cupsys, cupsys-client, cupsys-bsd, foomatic-bin, and xpp,
as well as all of their dependancies.
The install went fine and I can print a text file with 'lpr filename'.
Openoffice also seems to print OK. For WP8, however, I have to setup each
printer in WordPerfect. WP8 is old enough that there is no option for a DJ
5550. I plan on using OpenOffice for most of my word processing, but I
occaisionally get a file in WordPerfect format and OpenOffice does not have an
import filter for it, so I have to fall back on my WP8. How do I get it to
recognize my new printer?
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