I agree with Ralph.
I sucessfully installed an HP 5110xi all in one after some trial and
error. It soon became clear that Yast could not make this USB
multifunction device operate properly. It also became clear that running
Yast to configure the device after it was working caused it to fail
again. Using hpoj (configured with ptal-init setup) (follow the package
directions) and CUPS configured via
as listed below
(you must have cupsd running!) did the trick! The device node should end
up looking something like "ptal:/mlc:usb:your_printer_name".
Both scanning and printing are fully functional. There is even a nice
little gui that comes with the hpoj package that you can use to view the
printer's status LCD panel on your X desktop (mine was hard to read
I seem to remember there was some discussion about not using both hpoj
and hpij together because hpij could break the hpoj scanning functions.
But I am not too clear about that part.
SuSE 8.2 Professional
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On Saturday 21 August 2004 12:58 am, Peter wrote:
Ralph De Witt wrote:
On Wednesday 09 June 2004 07:15 am, Eric Jahn
>I use Suse 9.1, but I'm wondering why you
wouldn't want to use yast for
>for setting up your printer. I use it at a Windows-based office to
>print to both network and local printers and Yast made it a piece of
I am trying to set up a HP PSC 2110 all in one Printer, Copier, Scanner,
and the all in one machine use HPOJ driver and the setup instruction say
to use webmin (ie: localhost:631) and specificly caution against using
Yast or Kde. It also cautions against using a USB device as the
connection for the printer. The connection device in my case is ptal
lc:usb:PSC_2100_Series . This connection device is only seen by webmin
and not Yast or KDE printer set up.
This is interesting (I had a similar fight with SuSE 9.0 and an
all-in-one from HP). Could you please tell me where you found those
instructions? I'm about to re-install that system with SuSE 9.1 (yes,
not upgrade) and although I hope the problem has been addressed it's
always a good idea to have a backup solution ;-).
As an aside - wouldn't it be good if all those scanners and devices
would have their buttons work under Linux?
Regards, /// P ///
I believe the instructions were in the hpoj documentation. From the HPOJ site.
"The hpoj setup and reference documentation is now found in HTML format
in the "doc" subdirectory of the source package. To get started, simply
point your favorite web browser or HTML viewer to the "index.html" file
in the "doc" directory." And from there documention under set up.
versions of CUPS (Common UNIX Printing System) do not print to arbitrary
"file" destinations. Therefore, the generic ptal-printd-based setup procedure
described above will not work with CUPS. Mark Horn contributed a CUPS ptal
backend driver which enables CUPS to discover and print to hpoj-managed
First of all, you must restart CUPS after configuring devices with "ptal-init
setup" so CUPS will notice the new device(s) and allow print queue creation.
Next, enter the CUPS administration web interface and set up the print
queue(s). User reports indicate that other utilities such as kups or YAST2 do
not properly handle devices managed by the CUPS ptal backend.
Important: Be sure to use the CUPS ptal backend for setting up hpoj-managed
devices. The "traditional" parallel, usb, and file backends will likely not
work." These instruction came from the version hpoj-0.90 instruction. I
believe that they would be similar for the current version 0.91. Good luck on
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