Network Printing - Please put me out of my misery
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Sat Jan 22 15:33:39 PST 2005
You know, mine has an ethernet card, I tried it and checked
/var/spool/output/lpd in "status" and it says "waiting for hpprinter
to come up" - which is the sad part cause its already up.
Thanks for the tip to the list though!
On Sat, 22 Jan 2005 18:10:28 -0500 (EST), Chris Hill
<chris at monochrome.org> wrote:
> On Sat, 22 Jan 2005, Colin J. Raven wrote:
> > Damn, I was on the *verge* of heading out next week to buy one of those
> > given that I could *not* get my "all-in-one" HP psc2105 to function at
> > all. I'd given up after days of struggle since the end didn't seem to
> > justify the means. (Windows XP box is pretty much up 24/7 anyway for
> > anyone who needs to print)
> Sorry to throw in late, but I have a (not very similar) HP printer
> that's been working fine and maybe I can help. I assume your psc2105 has
> a JetDirect card (with RJ45 ethernet jack) - I can't really tell from
> the online specs at www.hp.com. If so, have you assigned it an IP
> address? I apologize if this has been answered earlier in the thread,
> just had to point out the obvious.
> I don't use cups - cause it looks like a huge pig :^) - but lpr has
> served me well over the years. Under 5.3R, all I had to do was 4.5
> 1) put
> in /etc/rc.conf
> 1a) Run /usr/sbin/lpd as root, or reboot; your choice.
> 2) make the name 'snowball' resolve to the printer's IP (because I name
> printers after Devo songs). I used /etc/hosts, but you can run DNS
> locally if you prefer.
> 3) create an entry in /etc/printcap like so:
> lp|snow|snowball|lj|ps|HP ColorLaserJet 4550N:\
> 4) create the directory /var/spool/output/lpd and chmod it to 755.
> This works fine for printing from Mozilla and Acrobat, as well as 'lpr
> somefile' type stuff.
> Hope this helps.
> Chris Hill chris at monochrome.org
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