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Re: [SLE] Office Jet and CUPS
  • From: Kin Ho Cheung <khcheung@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 02 Nov 2002 12:52:47 +0800
  • Message-id: <3DC35A1F.40304@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Have u look to see if the usb modules a loaded u need at least usbcore, usb-uhci (or uhci) and the printer modules. Also when u ran the ptal-init setup it did detect the printer on the usb port. Oh one more thing there is apparently a bug in cups 1.1.16 that won't allow the ptal to work properly in cups u need either cups 1.1.15 or the CVS of the upcoming 1.1.17.
Tim Hanson wrote:

That's what I thought, but when it gets to the devices, the ptal device isn't on the list. I even tried manually stopping cups, restarting ptal-init, then starting cups, all from the command line, but still no listing. It shows a JetDirect, an Apple, a couple of lpr / lpd choices, then all the parallel printers, all the usb printers, and finally a couple of Samba/Windows drivers. I found a configuration file in /etc/cups, but I don't know what to put there.

Kin Ho Cheung wrote:

I'm not running 8.1 so I'm not exactly sure but once u have confirmed that ptal and cups is up and running, u need to set the printer protocol to use the ptal not usb. just goto http://localhost:631/printers and click on the modify printer button then click continue until u get to device page and from the list of device select ptal. Also u must have runned "ptal-init setup" i think before ptal will show up as a device. Tim Hanson wrote:

I'm having a hard time getting my HP usb Office Jet to print under CUPS. I'm running 8.1 Prof.

I'm using the HP docs found in /usr/share/doc/packages. I get to the point where I can talk to the set the time, etc. I put lines in my /etc/init.d/cups script to load /usr/sbin/ptal-init before CUPS. At this point I should see the spooler, /usr/sbin/ptal-cups as one of the printer options, or else give me another way to write to the spooler. When I use usb1 as the destination, the job disappears, which I already know about and expect.

Does anyone know how to make this work?

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