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  1. #1

    printing under redhat linux 8

    Please read carefully. Thx.


    Printer Information

    Model: HP PSC 2110 "all-in-one" [Print, Scan, Copy, and Fax {it cost me almost $500 dollars. }]
    Plug Type: USB


    Three Websites I have visited were:

    - [refers as findprinter for my message]
    - [refers as hpins for my message]
    - [refers as ghostj for my message]


    First of all, I went to findprinter to find a information about my printer, HP PSC 2110, which i did. It said that I have to get a driver called, "HPIJS" which supports HP PSC 2110 printer. So, I then went to hpins to download the driver and read the instruction on how to install. The installation of hpijs was successful! Then I have to update the ghostscript, so I went to ghostj to obtain a copy of ghostscript 7.03 and installed it in redhat linux 8 on my laptop. I highlighted from start menu to system settings then printing, added a new printer queue. The port type is, "dev/usb/lp0" .. postscript printer type. That's all I did. Know what happened? When after I created a file and I typed something like this, "Hello world!" then printed it. The ouput was something like scrambled message.. then several of blank papers keep coming out of the printer. Dude, I did what hpins instructed. Perhaps you can read what I've said and be able to give out a few conclusions. Thx!

  2. #2
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    Oct 2001
    Täby, Sweden
    $500?! Man... I can understand that you want to get that working.
    Anyway; first of all, did you verify ijs as a ghostscript supported output device with gs -h? Second, I don't think that you were supposed to install it as a postscript printer. Did you download and install the PPD from findprinter? I don't know very much about printing, but I think that that's what provides the "driver", so to speak. I'm not sure exactly what it does, but I think it makes GhostScript interface correctly with the actual driver.

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