[lug] Postscript Printer setup
mike.romberg at noaa.gov
Wed Aug 15 16:34:05 MDT 2007
>>>>> " " == Steve Sullivan <sullivan at mathcom.com> writes:
> Hi, I just installed an HP 2605dn printer on a USB port on Suse
> 10.2. HP claims this printer understands postcript, but it
> doesn't work. Yet when I hook it up to a Win XP box via USB
> the printer works fine.
> But when I use it from Suse via USB, no luck. When I try to
> print a test page from the Suse configurator the printer light
> blinks, indicating it's receiving data, but no page is printed.
> Similarly, when I "lp test.ps" the green light blinks, but no
> page is printed.
> Long ago with some previous printer I had a similar problem and
> did something like copy ctl-L to /dev/lp to force the page
> eject. But there is no /dev/lp on this Linux ... why not?
> How can I get this printer running?
I have this exact printer. But I'm connecting it via ethernet. Off
the top of my head here is what I remember about getting it working:
- Double check the tray cups uses by default. I think tray 1 (the
default) is the manual feed slot. You want to change this to tray
- Cups had a couple of option on how to talk to the printer. This
may be specific to using the ethernet port. So, it might not
apply in your case. I never got the lpd option to work. Had to
set it to some name with an 'hp' in it.
I'll check and post more about my setup after I get home tonight.
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