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Re: How to test cups printer system

On Thursday, Nov 20th 2008 at 19:21 -0000, quoth Dave Feustel:

=>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!

Same here. There is no hplip-libs package.

Also, if I run hp-check -r, it complains that I don't have cups-ddk but I 
do have cupsddk. 

Should this be reported?

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