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Hi all, The printer does not function. my configuration is winXP (host), VMware, opensuse (guest). The printer prints fine in winXP, but it does not print in opensuse linux. Could ...
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    Cool printer HP DeskJet 840C


    Hi all,
    The printer does not function. my configuration is winXP (host), VMware, opensuse (guest). The printer prints fine in winXP, but it does not print in opensuse linux.
    Could somebody assist ?
    ... thanx
    Mohammed Hammam

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    The HP Deskjet 840c is one of the most Linux-compatible printer on the market.

    Look at this thread:
    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/deb...hlight=deskjet
    "To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. From the 'old', you derive security; from the 'new', you gain the flow."

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    I use mine every week - it's sitting beside me. If you've done a new install, it should just work when you add a printer. You've not given any details at all - you know how to add a printer I assume? What does "not print" mean? Just sits in the queue?

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    Cool printer HP DeskJet 840C

    Hi DThor,
    Yes, it just sits in the queue.
    ... thanx
    Mohammed Hammam

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    Did you make sure everything is setup right in
    Code:
    http://localhost:631/
    Here is some hints:
    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/deb...hlight=deskjet
    "To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. From the 'old', you derive security; from the 'new', you gain the flow."

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    Cool printer HP DeskJet 840C

    Hi antidrugue,
    I ran the code http://localhost:631
    here is the result :

    http://localhost:631/printers/printer_11

    printer_11 HP DeskJet 840C Foomatic/hpijs (recommended)
    Description:
    Location:
    Printer State: idle, accepting jobs.
    Device URI: parallel:/dev/lp0
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Also I have read the url
    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/debian-linux-help/
    50923-hp-printer-installation.html?highlight=deskjet
    you provided, here is some trials ...

    1st I typed the code : sudo apt-get install printconf hplip cupsomatic-ppd hpijs but it gave me error command then I changed as fellow linux:/home/linuxuser # su linuxuser install printconf hplip cupsomatic-ppd hpijs but it still gave me error as indicated /usr/bin/install: /usr/bin/install: cannot execute binary file linux:/home/linuxuser # Could you pls assist me. Could we go chat to execute this matter my e-mail mohamed.hammam2@gmail.com

    hear is what I have done in details from console :

    linuxuser@linux:~> sudo apt-get install printconf hplip cupsomatic ppd hpijs
    sudo: apt-get: command not found
    linuxuser@linux:~> su apt-get install printconf hplip cupsomatic ppd hpijs
    su: user apt-get does not exist
    linuxuser@linux:~> su linuxuser install printconf hplip cupsomatic ppd hpijs
    Password:
    /usr/bin/install: /usr/bin/install: cannot execute binary file
    linuxuser@linux:~>

    linuxuser@linux:~> sudo /etc/init.d/hplip restart
    Stopping hpiod: [ OK ]
    Stopping hpssd: [ OK ]
    Starting hpiod: [ OK ]
    Starting hpssd: [ OK ]
    Note: You may have to restart the cupsd.
    linuxuser@linux:~> sudo /etc/init.d/hplip
    Usage: /etc/init.d/hplip {start|stop|status|restart|condrestart}
    linuxuser@linux:~> sudo /etc/init.d/hplip status
    hpiod (pid 846 is running...
    hpssd (pid 8472) is running...
    linuxuser@linux:~>

    linuxuser@linux:~> sudo /etc/init.d/cupsys restart
    sudo: /etc/init.d/cupsys: command not found
    linuxuser@linux:~> sudo /etc/init.d/cupsys
    sudo: /etc/init.d/cupsys: command not found
    linuxuser@linux:~>

    linuxuser@linux:~> sudo /etc/init.d/cups status
    Checking for cupsd: running
    linuxuser@linux:~>

    http://localhost:631/printers
    Device URI: smb://192.168.1.8/printer
    Device URI: smb://192.168.1.8/printer2
    printer_11 HP DeskJet 840C Foomatic/hpijs(recommended)
    Device URI: parallel:/dev/lp0
    printer_11
    Default Destination: printer
    printer_11
    HP DeskJet 840C Foomatic/hpijs (recommended)
    Description:
    Location:
    Printer State: processing, accepting jobs.
    Device URI: parallel:/dev/lp0
    Print Test Page Stop Printer Reject Jobs Modify Printer Configure Printer Delete Printer
    when I click Modify Printer it asks for username and password I entered root password but it refused
    Unauthorized
    This server could not verify that you are authorized to access the resource.

    ... thanx
    Mohammed Hammam

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    Quote Originally Posted by hammam

    http://localhost:631/printers/printer_11

    printer_11 HP DeskJet 840C Foomatic/hpijs (recommended)
    Description:
    Location:
    Printer State: idle, accepting jobs.
    Device URI: parallel:/dev/lp0
    Really, a parallel cable? Or isn't it plugged USB?
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