Add Printer Questions !
I have a HP d155xi all-in-one printer on our network at 192.168.10.15.
Is there any way I can set up a connection to this printer via TCP/IP without using CUPS etc. I can do it in windoze via "add printer" and wondered whether there was a similar function in Slack 10.1 (if there is I can't find it).
I am not fussed about scanning and faxing (although that would be nice) as long as I can print.
I am using Slack 10.1 on a 2.4.29 kernel with KDE 3.3.2.
I installed my hp1205 psc using the drivers I downloaded from the hp linux printing project. I think you can use this to set up network print capabilities that include some multifunctionality.
Why not use CUPS? I installed my OfficeJet K80 just fine over CUPS, and unless you have a real reason not go with CUPS I would strongly recommend using CUPS, as it is a widely-deployed standard spooler.
You will find very good documentation to do this on http://hpoj.sourceforge.net. I did it with the how-to from that site (http://hpoj.sourceforge.net/hpoj-0.9...tup-build.html) and it works fine.
Just a short overview of what you need:
0.) The hpoj software/package
1.) The hpijs software/package
2.) CUPS (not 100% neccessary, but easiest - there are other methods, described in the documentation)
3.) The PPD file for your printer. You can find it here: http://linuxprinting.org/show_printe...OfficeJet_D155 (click "Download PPD").
4.) Move the PPD file to /usr/share/model/YOURPPD.PPD
5.) Set up CUPS as described in the documentation.
Again, all these tips can be found here: http://hpoj.sourceforge.net/hpoj-0.91/doc/index.html. Just go to "Compiling and installing the software" first, then it will guide you through the whole process (including scanning!). The link to whatever the next step is is always provided at the bottom of the page.
I hope you find this useful. If you have trouble, please post here.
Plenty of reading material there to get my teeth into. I will have a read, then have a go then report back if I encounter any snags.
Is the printer connected to a pc on the network or to a print server? If it's connected to a print server, you're likely to loose the multimedia functionality - if you're lucky you can still print.
The printer is a stand alone on the network. It has its own print server built in as far as I know. It certainly isn't connected to any PC's. It's just hooked into the network via an ethernet cable.
I got as far as "make install" and received this error
Does Slackware use SysV init scripts ?
Setting /etc/init.d/ptal-init symlink.
/bin/sh: chkconfig: command not found
Warning: chkconfig not available to set up SysV init script symlinks!
Refer to setup-build-details.html for instructions on manually
setting ptal-init to start at bootup.
If not, how do I set it up to start at boot before the print spooler starts please.
Should be looking in
for the start up scripts.
I am reaching new ground now ! so be gentle with me please. :lol:
Maybe give it a try with --prefix=/etc/rc.d/?
I use a slackware-based distro and there's no /etc/init.d at all :).
Just to close this one off, I got things up and running by following this tut.
Hope it helps somone else that gets stuck on this.