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Here's what i got. I run Slackware 9.1 and use KDE. I have a HP PSC 1210 All-in-one USB Printer. USB supprt built into kernel. When i boot puter i ...
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    USB Printer is a No Go...


    Here's what i got. I run Slackware 9.1 and use KDE.
    I have a HP PSC 1210 All-in-one USB Printer. USB supprt built into kernel. When i boot puter i see that it locates the USB ports. Also finds the Printer. I Have CUPS installed and working. I can print test pages from /knightmare.kicks-ass.net/631

    I cannot however print from anywhere else. When i "cat text.txt > /dev/usb/lp0" it does not error out, but i don't get anything at the printer either. When i hit the ol' print button from within a program, it says it's sending page to spool, or whatever. But never see anything at the printer.

    From within KDE's Printing Manager it shows the printer as

    TYPE: Local Printer
    STATE: Idle, Accepting Jobs
    LOCATION: /dev/usb/lp0
    DESCRIPTION: ipp://knightmare.kicks-ass.net:631/printers/printer
    DEVICE: usb//unknown
    MODEL: HP PSC 1210, foomatic+hpijs(recommended)

    Looks like it should be printing don't it... Whats up with that? I have tried installing the hpijs driver, along with another one that others recommended. All with no luck. I have this nifty color printer/scanner/copier and cant use the thing, ARF!

    lsmod shows these, among others loaded...

    printer 7392 0
    usbcore 62016 1 [scanner usb-ohci ehci-hcd printer]
    ehci-hcd 17544 0 (unused)
    scanner 10616 0 (unused)
    usb-ohci 19016 0 (unused)

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    Open up a browser and go to localhost:631 and peruse that. Does everything look OK there? Can you print a test page from the CUPS admin page?
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    I Have CUPS installed and working. I can print test pages from /knightmare.kicks-ass.net/631
    Yeah, that works....

    I have been all over the cups setup page.. This makes no sense, all seems to be installed and ready.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KnightMare
    I Have CUPS installed and working. I can print test pages from /knightmare.kicks-ass.net/631
    Once again, I totally missed that part of the post.

    That is quite odd. I have the exact same printer, hooked up via usb and it's working quite nicely. Are you sure you're selecting the right printer from the programs you try to print from? Check all the seemingly obvious stuff. Other than that, I'm clueless, as well.
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    Odd, all the sudden it wants to work... Except in Mozilla

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    I got it to work by selecting lp-cups as my print command..

    Thanks to fiatdriver and Kriss for helping me out on IRC tonight....

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    Quote Originally Posted by KnightMare
    I got it to work by selecting lp-cups as my print command..

    Thanks to fiatdriver and Kriss for helping me out on IRC tonight....
    No probs.

    And anyone else reading this why not have a nose at #elitelinux on irc?
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