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hp laserjet 1010 Problem!!!

Alaa's picture

don't have anything to say

except we got 5 of these at work and they all work fine, whether they're connected to windows boxes and shared over the network or directly connected to GNU/Linux boxes.

this is on Mandrake 10.1, but I do remember that earlier versions where a bit of a problem, so since you're using a very old distro (redhat 9 is no longer supported by redhat and recieves no updates afaik) your problem may be old CUPS version.

try to upgrade CUPS or upgrade the whole distro and see.

you may want to test with a recent liveCD first.

Alaa


"i`m feeling for the 2nd time like alice in wonderland reading el wafd"

Pronco's picture

set up CUPS

You have to set up CUPS on your RH9 box first to match your printer

what driver are you using ( I assume run redhat-config-printer to check it )

The only way I can -reliably- print without doing a lot of playing around is to convert my file to a postscript and use lpd

it's the most reliable way to print is by converting your file to postscript (.ps). If it is an image gimp can convert it and if it's a document you can save as a .pdf in open office and use the shell program pdf2ps to convert to a .ps

Then you use:

But that is assuming you've got the printer installed ( And since you get the first-line-garbage thing, you probably do )


I used to be indecisive .. but now I'm not so sure

Alaa's picture

huh

why do you guys insist on making things complicated, no need to convert to ps at all, printing works just fine from all the apps I ever used, they all convert to postscript in the back but the user (even the expert user) does not need to worry about this.

Alaa


"i`m feeling for the 2nd time like alice in wonderland reading el wafd"

Same with all of the

Thank You :) :)

MSameer's picture

RedHat 9 is no longer support

RedHat 9 is no longer supported by redhat, No security updates or fixes since long ago.

Quote "c u next life time then when i come back as a mug of tea :P"

How is RedHat 9 no longer supported?

Thanks

MSameer's picture

Redhat announced the disconti

Redhat announced the discontinuity of redhat linux for desktop and gave a rise to fedora which is more community oriented.

The updates are still there, But no more updates'll be rolled out.

Quote "c u next life time then when i come back as a mug of tea :P"

Thanks

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