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Re: How to test cups printer system



On Thu, Nov 20, 2008 at 04:58:06PM -0700, Phil Meyer wrote:
> Dave Feustel wrote:
>> I just added my hp2100 laserjet printer to f9.  I then tried to print a
>> small test file. I get no output (the job is queued tho) plus a warning
>> message that the printer may not be connected.
>>
>> Do I need to do something else to get the cups system enabled?
>>
>> Thanks.
>>
>>   
>
> Most HP printers want hplip.  Check your /var/log/messages for an error  
> message about a 'back-end'.
>
> # yum install hplip hplip-gui hplip-libs

hplip - already installed
hplip-gui - installed by yum
hplip-libs - not found by yum

> Afterward, your print job should just happen.

Unfortunately, with 3 jobs queued, printer remains quiescent.
printer is connected to parallel port and was recognised by
printer config.

> Modern USB printers  
> usually need no config at all for CPUS to see it and work.  Just plug it  
> in and it should show up in printing dialogs.
>
> Good Luck!
>
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