I'm trying to connect Ubuntu (wubi installation on Windows) to an HP LaserJet 2100M printer via a USB cable which worked on Vista (I'm migrating away from Vista into Ubuntu).
System > Administration > Printing..I could not see or add any printer.
I searched around and followed these instructions ..
How to Install HP Printer Driver onto Ubuntu 10.10
I downloaded hplip-3.11.1.run but in following installation instructions I think I may have needlessly removed a previously installed hplip driver ..3.10.6 .. and various dependencies were loaded with these errors ..
Now when I go to System > Administration > Printing
In troubleshooting there is no connection to CUPS server. The "Add" button is no longer green as before I started dabbling. No discovered printers.
How do I start again to get HP LaserJet 2100M connected (USB cable) .. and printing?
Inherited an old Laserjet 6P that was working fine XP. No matter which printer driver I use all I get are pages and pages of garbage during the test print. I have tried the hplip, gimp, ljet4 drivers without success. I have tried sending text files from the command line as well (cat /etc/passwd > /dev/lp0) with the same result.
Fedora 11 64 cups 1.4 hplip-3.9 hpijs-3.9
Anyone using this printer with cups 1.4? Any ideas which driver to use?
I'm converting my coworker to Linux (who loves it) and I've gotten everything working but this %$#@ printer! I've tried the various solutions posted on these forums (over the past 4 or 5 years). But none of them seem to work.Has anyone solved this problem with Lucid (10.04)? Are there some new steps that pertain to 10.04?
I am using gqview as an image viewer (under Debian Lenny). When I use gqview to print files to a HP LaserJet 5P printer, the dithering of graphics is quite coarse (click for view of printout scanned at 300dpi): gqview.jpg
On the other hand, if I use gimp to print it, the output is normal (click for view of printout scanned at 300dpi): gimp.jpg
I have tried changing the CUPS resolution settings for the printer (they are set to grayscale 600dpi), and the resolution setting in gqview (also set to 600dpi), but this doesn't help. Printing to a different printer (HP LaserJet 2605) does not exhibit the same behaviour!
i recently installed fedora 14 xfce and i have a printer laserjet p1007 hp connected. the printer gets detected but there is an error while installation (i.e when i run hp-setup) it gives an error that some binary drivers missing. i refreshed the package list also. but still the driver does not get installed..
At work I've got a HP LaserJet P1505n printer that is used as network printer. It has an ethernet port and is plugged in directly into the network. Everybody in the office is using Windows and has no problems working with it. After a few hours of google-ing, I also managed to set it up with CUPS as a LPD printer, with some problems: every time I send a document to it, it goes into the "error" state, and I have to press the "green" button for the printer to start printing. Is there a way to work around these errors? I tried to google for these kind of errors, but couldn't find anything useful.
I have an HP LaserJet 2100M.Printing OpenOffice documents is o.k. no great delay but when I print out from browser pages (html) each page can take up to 10 minutes to print.I don't know how to troubleshoot this.
We are attempting to convert our entire office over to Linux, however we are experiencing some printing challenges. We have a Sharp-AR-M205 connected to our network that handles the bulk of our regular printing needs. Linux picks this up from the network and installs the driver (Sharp AR-M205 Foomatic/pxlmono (recommended)) without difficulty. We can print from gedit & OpenOffice without difficulties. The difficulty is when printing images, webpages with image content, or PDFs.
Then the printing spool goes into "LPR ..." printing mode and takes between 5-20 minutes to print a single page. This is particularly problematic as each week we put out a simple publication for our organization, designed in Scribus, outputted to PDF and sent to the printer from 200-300 copies. Our workaround has been to leave a workstation as an XP machine to print the PDF each week.
I have recently replaced an older server with a new Intel Xeon quad-core processor. The old machine was running FC6, the new machine is running FC11 64Bit. The problem that I am having is that printing to networked printers prints 2-3 pages, then waits 8-10 seconds and then prints 2-3 more pages. This repeats until the printout is completed. My first thought is that FC11 (or somewhere between FC6 and FC11) introduced some way to limit activity to devices? The confusing thing to me is that I went from a single CPU to a quad core machine, increased the memory from 1Gb to 3Gb, moved from a 32 bit machine to a 64 bit machine and I am running the same applications... they just run slower now...
Printing bin label reorts to a PICA 104 stores printer is slow, only prints a label EVERY 5 SECONDS ??? (see log below from /var/log/cups/page_log). Have tried to sus it out but am unable to find what's causing ths. Is this a Linux issue or the printer hardware causing this ?
if I choose Administration --> Printing and then try to select a printer from the list of available printers (to delete a printer for example), the dialog freezes and needs to be terminated forcibly. It seems like I can hit "New Printer" and add a printer without anything freezing. All of the printers on the list are network printers.
Possibly related- if I use evince to view and document and then attempt to print by going File --> Print, it gives me a printer selection box which also freezes if I try to choose a printer from the list.
its weird because it doesn't get hot on anything else i do. i play urban terror all the time and it stays plenty cool, along with typical usage such as word processing and power points and web browsing.
I'm using a Gateway E-475m I have an upgraded western digital 320 GB HD I upgraded my ram to 4 GB (it only picks up 2.7) I am using ubuntu 9.10
I have an old compaq presario 2100 (amd athlon) laptop that came with windows xp. it can't deal with xp any more so i put mandriva on it and let my mother in law use it for card games. now it won't even boot mandriva.
it says something about a 1720 SMART error. i ran the hdd test and it gave me a code: 1# imminent failure.
it will run mandriva off the install disk but I want to make this as easy as possible for my mother in law to play her games. I don't think she'd like to deal with all the steps involved with running it off the install disk. the problem with that is that the install wizard runs every time i turn it on.
will i be able to do something to the effect that my mother in law will be able to easily boot up and play her card games on the laptop?
I used to be able to print pretty, two-pages per side using a2ps, but lately, I can not do that. It would print with wrong orientation and/or with much bigger font.
I compared /etc/a2ps.cfg and /etc/a2ps-site.cfg files from another working CENTOS machine, and they are the same, but a2ps command still doesn't print nice and pretty. I don't have any other config files that control a2ps
a2ps is 4.13 and my linux kernel version is 2.6.18-92.1.22.el5.
Has anyone experienced this weird behavior from a2ps?
I use pm-suspend (from pm-utils-0.99.3-10.el5.centos.386) to put my CentOS computer (kernel 2.6.18-164.el5PAE) to sleep (power consumption decreases from 66 to 4 W). Hitting the computer power button reactivates the computer. But the parallel port connected HP LaserJet 6L no longer prints. Michael Sweet suggested this sounds like a parallel port driver isn't compatible with pm-suspend. Is there anything faster than shutting the computer down and restarting it to enable its parallel port printer? (After pm-suspend, command "reboot" fails to restart CentOS.)
I have a recently installed dual boot system with Centos 5.2 and Fedora 10. I connect across a LAN to a network printer HP Laserjet 1320n I have been through the printer installation / setup on both systems Fedora works fine, Centos doesn't want to know. Sending anything to print just adds it to a queue that is never printed.
I have looked at the printer management through Firefox browser localhost.localdomain:631 If I send a test page from here (CUPS) it reports the document as printed, but the printer just sits there blinking an orange light indicating an error.
recently i have upgraded my centos 5.0 or 5.1 installation using 'yum upgrade' to centos 5.4 since the upgrade I am unable to print any PDF files as landscape, they get printed but do not seem to be rotated and are aligned a little bit less than when using portrait (test using the GUI and LP)
when printing a text file in portrait and landscape everything goes well tested on labelprinter Brother QL-580N and tested on Samsung SCX-5530FN Laserprinter both using the network I already tried 'yum downgrade cups' this works but with no success
i use a dell latitude d400 wif pentium m and intel pro wireless 2100. opensuse complains it cannot find firmware on startup and cannot start the firmware and adapter. i can't use the WLAN! help. F7 and Ubuntu were not like that!! Bios says WLAN is on and i've tried to put the firmware file into boot folder and usr/lib/hotplug and still cannot.
My Dell Latitude 2100 worked fine with the pre-installed Ubuntu 9.04. I upgraded to 9.10 and the touchpad stopped working. Restored to factory condition and it again worked fine. I re-did the upgrade, this time asking it not to delete the obsolete items.
I'm running CentOS 5 on an AMD64/Asus MB system. I have Windows running on the free VMWare server running as a guest and was originally able to print with no problems to printers on another Windows computer running Samba. Now I'm trying to consolidate things on my CentOS computer with the VMWare and everything is working fine except the printing. I have two printers. The HP Laserjet is connected to the parallel port of the host and it successfully prints. However, even though I installed the parallel port on the VMWare server when I start VMWare I get "cannot open /dev/parport0: Permission denied. Virtual parallel) will start disconnected".
Under the VMWare tools when I try to click on the device box for the parallel port I get an access denied message. Everything I can find is marked as a share so I'm stumped. The other printer is a Canon connected by USB. Even though I have the USB option installed for the VMWare server, I get an access denied message when I try to use it from the VMWare as well. Otherwise it prints fine from the host. Again, both printers are marked as shared.
I have an MSI K9A2 Platinum mobo, which has a 10/100/1000 Fast Ethernet Realtek 8111B built-in, a D-Link DIR-655 Router and a DSL modem. Compared to Windows Visya and other Linux distros ( Fedora 11, Suse 11.1, Mandriva 2009.1 ) access to the internet is much slower. It seems there is a noticeable delay when running CentOS 5.3. before internet access kicks in each time I am surfing the web or updating my system.
Is there any way I can speed things up, or determine why CentOS 5.3 seems much slower ?
Anyone know why my fresh installation of centOS server is so slow? Seems like it takes over a minute to execute a command, im not doing anything complicated either. Secondly, how come at times when I type reboot the machine starts to beep, one long loud annoying beep.
Centos 5 was set up for me on my server with VMware and XP SP3 as a guest. I have little to no knowledge of centos (or anything Linux) so i tend to leave well alone but i am trying to get a USB printer to work from my networked pcs through XP - Through VMware - Through Centos5 to the USB port on the back of my server. I am reasonably OK with XP but am not a techie so will probably need to be walked through this.
I can see the printer appearing on Centos' equivalent to device manager and when i print everything seems ok with the XP print queue clearing after a few seconds but nothing prints. At a guess i need some sort of software bridge- (is this SAMBA?).
I have a virtual Linux box with a static IP in the cloud.
I have remote sites that have networked PCs that normally act as terminals but also have more than one printer on the Windows Network.
I would like software on the Window's machine to access the known IP address of the server and advertise the printers on the network so they can be printed to with lpr or cups. I don't have a problem manually setting up the printers on Centos if that is necessary. (But I need to know how to do that as well).
I need to know if I can setup a VPN on Windows without it stopping regular internet traffic and how to do it.
I need to know all the steps (what to install, what to issue commands for) to make this happen without using a GUI if possible and if the GUI is easier I need to know which GUI to install.
I also do not have a problem with using a VPN router at the client side if that makes it any easier. Like a Cisco RV120W.
I just installed my HP DeskJet 1220C printer on my CentOS 5.2 server, and it's working apart from one GIANT issue: It only prints from my Windows machines via its Samba share. It won't print from any of my Linux machines, not even the machine itself. I seem to be stumped here, I cannot find a reason why its doing this.
I expected more from ubuntu 10.4 with regards to printing with exact size photos and with poor auto colour printing but the situation remains unchanged! for instance .. the photo size configurations for ubuntu/fspot/gimp and others are not compatible with my printers (HP and Brother) .. here in Europe a typical standard size photo (10x15inches or 150x100mm are not even on the Ubuntu listing? I have tried all listed possibilities including "custom" (which does not seem to ever work correctly?)and the result at best is photos with uneven boarders or at worse my printer goes a bit crazy with much wasted photo paper and expensive ink ...even photos selected for "no boarders" still produces photos with the self same uneven boarders.
I have tried pretty much everything over time following advice in this forum and including using HPlip and updating drivers required for my Brother printer but the root problem seemingly lies with the Ubunto photo size setup listing. Working with Ubuntu over the years I have found that it can do pretty much everything that Windows can do except for this dam ongoing photo quality and configuration problem.
When I print e-mail messages from within evolution the output comes out really ugly. Specifically the letter spacing (kerning) is very uneven with some letters squished together while others are spaced too far apart. This happens for printing to a file as well (PostScript or PDF). Attached is an example (converted to jpg). Has anyone else experienced this? I don't know if this is an issue with evolution itself or perhaps a backend used by it for output.
I want to select 3 option double-sided,layout 2up,color(grayscale)
Configuring at cups web page [url]
"Inkjet Print Filter Ver.2.70" and "3.0" is as same as "Ver 2.60" In case of using each canon drivers,can't select color option window. And there is no color option on cups page,and system-config-printer. I thought any canon official driver may be no able to apply double-sided option.
Apologies if this was asked before -- I have googled the last bytes out of my Firefox but fail to find anything helpful. Here's my problem:I have a foomatic hpijs cups-driver for a HP Inkjet (Non-PS printer) installed. Printing from UNIX-hosts works. I have cups configured not to allow raw-printing (/etc/cups/mime.types: #application/octet-stream, /etc/cups/mime.convs: #application/octet-stream).I have now installed samba-printing, the cups PS-drivers plus the Windows PS-drivers are populated to /etc/samba/drivers/W32X86/ and get pushed to the WIN-Client.Problem is that when I print from a WINXP client, the printer outputs heaps of Postscript-text instead of my page.I have tried to debug this a bit but fail to find anything really useful. My observations so far:
- The samba-pushed HP_Photosmart_3300.ppd (in both /etc/samba/drivers/... and in the resulting dir on the WINXP client) reads: *cupsFilter: "application/vnd.cups-postscript 0 foomatic-rip"
I followed the sticky about setting up wireless and I have come to an issue where the WLAN switch which is on this computer can be pressed, the light comes on, but no WLAN. When I looked in dmesg, this is what I get:
ipw2100: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 2100 Network Connection firmware: requesting ipw2100-1.3.fw eth0: Radio is disabled by RF switch.
Notice it says that the 'Radio is disabled by switch' in dmesg. I can press that switch until the end of the world comes and it does absolutely nothing but make the WLAN light put on a light show. And it shows the wlan to be unassociated with any clients. So, what are my options to get this Wireless up and working?
Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo M7400 1.4GHz Intel Centrino R 40GB HD Suse 11.1 KDE
in my office I've setup a centos server which uses no GUI only the console with apache & mysql for testing purpose, notice that I haven't setup any vhost or any mysql db yet, so the load is 0.00 The strange thing that suddenly one day I tried to login to this "server" from my windows pc (in the next room) via putty , and since that day the "server" is very very slow. What do i mean? when I try to login with SSH it makes 15 seconds or more to ask me about login, and then about password (like it happens in a server with massive load). then when I type the command in the konsole it always delays between letters.
I run top -c and everything is dead (0.00) so there is no load. even If I ping -t localip the machine , after 3-4 pings I get "Request timed out". so I think something is wrong with the local network. If I get connected physicaly in the "server" and start pinging my windows pc it works great, everything is going fast, the konsole is fast (as it should be) and if I ping any other servers it also goes withoute a problem. The I think its not a problem with the "servers" network connection.