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[opensuse] 11.4, problem with printer install
  • From: "C. Brouerius van Nidek" <constant@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2011 17:25:55 +0700
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After the repair of my trusty HP DeskJet 400 I was planning to install that printer again on my opensuse 11.4.
Much to my chagrin, the install with cups or via yast did not find the driver for this printer.

Googgling brought some information why this printer has some difficulties.
The HPlip from Hewlett and Packard does not include this printer. But generally it was mentioned that Gutenprint should have the driver. Gutenprint is installed. The printer not detected.

I found some sites where the pdd file for this printer was offered. The result of the download showed a .bin file. Somewhere it was mentioned to rename the bin file into a ppd file which I did. Still no recognition of the printer.The Printer is found by cups oas HP Deskjet 400 on USB://HP/Deskjet%20400

Is there some mistake in the addressing? What else should I do to get the printer running?

The USB information reads as follows:

~> lsusb
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 058f:6362 Alcor Micro Corp. Flash Card Reader/Writer
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 03eb:3301 Atmel Corp. at43301 4-Port Hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 067b:2305 Prolific Technology, Inc. PL2305 Parallel Port
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 0c45:613e Microdia PC Camera (SN9C120)
Bus 003 Device 004: ID 08dd:8001 Billionton Systems, Inc.
Bus 003 Device 005: ID 2188:0ae1

Linux User 183145 using LXDE and KDE4 on a Pentium IV ,
powered by openSUSE 11.4 (i586) Kernel: 3.2.0-rc6-3-desktop
setting up openSUSE 12.1 (i586)
LXDE WM& KDE Development Platform: 4.7.4 (4.7.4)

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