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
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)