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« on: May 05, 2010, 07:53:18 AM »

 Huh?I am trying to find information in this forum about installing a HP Deskjet 940c printer.  I am a newbie to Pardus and I wanted to try it.  I must also let everyone know that I am slow at learning the linux system and commands but I really like this system and I try until I accomplished learning new things. If someone could be so kind and point me in the right direction it would be greatly appreciated.  Oh! I did try http://localhost:631 but my printer was installed but no printing.
Thanks for the help.
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« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2010, 09:18:15 AM »

Hello and welcome,

if you don`t have installed following packages you must install it:

hplip
hplip-gui


You find it then in the package-manager by new packages.  Wink

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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2010, 03:04:49 AM »

I install the packages and still no printing.  Any more suggestions?
Thank You!
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Andreas
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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2010, 05:41:04 AM »

Any more suggestions?


Hello,

then please try to configurate the printer manually.  Wink

Systemsettings > Printer setup

Look please screenshot.

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« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2010, 11:00:12 AM »

I read about it here:
http://www.openprinting.org/printer/HP/HP-DeskJet_940C

It should be working since it marked with 3 penguins. I have myself a Samsung ML-1640. Good and cheap choice for Linux. Work as "plug and play" without installing any drivers in Pardus, Ubuntu and Mandriva. So itś a tip if someone thinking to buy a laserprinter.
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« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2010, 19:39:33 PM »

I tried to setup printer manually using your directions but it appears that my printer does not show up when I select where the pringer is located (serial port #1)
All I see is TODO serial.  Have no idea what this means.
I guess Pardus does not recognize HP Deskjet printer 940c.  I wanted to try Pardus 2009 but I need to print so I will need to use a different Linux operating system. 
I am also very new to the linux system and I do not understand the command line and I do not know how to use commands.  Like I said earlier I want to learn but I need to take it slow before I try to figure out something complicated.
Thank you for your time and help. :'(
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« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2010, 20:32:23 PM »

Try Ubuntu or some other distribution to start the printer. My experience is that if a printer works in Ubuntu it works in Pardus to.
The drivers are the same in many distributions for the most part.
But it can be a good idéa to test some other alternative to see if it works. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2010, 00:15:10 AM »

......... when I select where the pringer is located (serial port #1)...........
Something is not right here.
My information is that the HP 940C has a
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Centronics Parallel, IEEE 1284-compatibel
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« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2010, 06:09:21 AM »

@ 3novice378

You must select the LPT #1

Look please screenshot.  Wink

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« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2010, 17:26:16 PM »

LPT#1 does not show up on my list.  How do I get and and install it?  I'll try this and if this fails then I will have to say good bye to Pardus 2009.  Not that I want to but printing is essential.  My printer works with Ubuntu, Puppy Linux and of course Windows XP.   THANKS EVERYONE for you suggestions. :'(
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« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2010, 23:17:58 PM »

Hi, 3novice378,

Please forgive me for asking a very obvious question. I looked at the owner's manual for your printer on the HP website. The manual stated the printer has both parallel [?] and USB capability. (I think that is what atolboo is questioning in his post).

I'm guessing that it should be much easier to set your printer up via USB. Is there some reason that you cannot connect and print with it as a USB device?
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« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2010, 21:20:50 PM »

Hi 3novice378,

We also had this problem when my husband brought over his HP 3-in-1 printer that uses a parallel port. It's been several months, so the details are a bit hazy, but we found that the support for parallel port in the automatic installer was removed in hplip v.3.9.6 and up, (excerpt from their webpage: "53. Removed parallel support from automatic installer.")
http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/release_notes.html
 and so we downloaded and installed version 3.9.4 from here:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/hplip/files/hplip/
After installing this version, only then did the selection for lpt #1 show up for us.    After that, the printer and scanner worked perfectly.
Regards, Lisa Marie
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« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2010, 16:54:38 PM »

I am sorry  :'( to say this but I installed VectorLinux and my printer is working.  I had to configure it to work in VectorLinux but it was easier for me to do since I am really new to the linux system (especially the command line).
I do hope that this post does help anyone else wanting to use Pardus and a HP printer.
Maybe I will try Pardus in the future but for now I am sticking to learning VectorLinux, Ubuntu, and Puppy Linux. 
Oh! kalwisti - I have two computers using one printer and the computer that had Pardus 2009 on it had the parallel port for the printer.
Thanks everyone for all the suggestions.  The information was appreciated.
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« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2010, 22:49:00 PM »

Here is an advice : stick to one Linux distribution only and buy a book (paper) about it. Once you are at ease with one distribution, you are easily able to understand the differences between the other ones, and select the one that better suits your needs.

Personnaly, I began with Mandrake with the book "System Linux", O'Reilly editions , then Debian, then Knoppix, then Ubuntu, and my quest has finaly ended with Pardus.
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« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2010, 06:18:46 AM »

"Here is an advice : stick to one Linux distribution only and buy a book (paper) about it. Once you are at ease with one distribution, you are easily able to understand the differences between the other ones, and select the one that better suits your needs".
Thank you PhilX for the above advice.  I prefer trying different systems at the same time because I have a son who is an IT specialist that bulit computers for our family so we are blessed to have more than one computer.  Honestly though I am not what people would call a "computer guru".  I just like learning new things.  I also like change.  I wouldn't buy a book because there is enough information on the internet that you can print out and the different forums are great because if you really search and ask questions you can LEARN the linux system and all the differences.   
Again, I thank everyone for giving directions and being very helpful.  I do plan on trying Pardus again in the future. Wink 
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