Network Printing - Please put me out of my misery

gabriel normal1.lists at
Sat Jan 22 11:35:35 PST 2005

I'm not sure what you mean by "try the jetdirect," - I had cupsd
running and I accessed and configured a printer in localhost:631,
however, when the time came to print a test page, it wouldnt, a page
would be printed out that says "*** Unable to open the initial device,


On Sat, 22 Jan 2005 20:24:44 +0100, albi <albi at> wrote:
> gabriel wrote:
> > I call this e-mail "Network Printing" because that, along with many
> > other strings I've been googling for the past two days. This is the
> > situation, I've got an HP PSC2510 and I've gotten everything working
> > (copier, fax, scanner) except for the printing. I've got this printer
> > connected to my network switch via it's NIC and it's pulling an IP
> > address, I did a brief nmap to see where it listens and here is the
> > output:
> >
> > -- Interesting ports on hpprinter (
> ---- zip -----
> > 9100/tcp open  jetdirect
> try the jetdirect, got that working fine here with a HP Laserjet 5M
> and cups (make cupsd run properly and try the setup in localhost:631)
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