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#1 2006-12-04 09:20:14

andav
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[solved] can't get printer to work. HP deskjet 710c

i follow this guide from the wiki:
http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/CUPS_Setup
i have installed cups and ghostscript.
also i have installed, foomatic-filters, hplip

i also download from here
http://www.linuxprinting.org/show_print … skJet_710C
the PPD file, that suit my printer.
after that, i copy the file to  /usr/share/cups/model/

after that i did:
modprobe lp
modprobe parport
modprobe parport_pc

no errors

started CUPS:
/etc/rc.d/cups start

go to:
http://localhost:631/
and added my printer using the PPD file, i downloaded before.
(i used LPT 1 for the printer, its a parallel printer, not usb)

this is the web interface with my printer details and status. also you can see the error, that said: "/usr/lib/cups/filter/foomatic-rip failed"
http://img300.imageshack.us/img300/6605/hpyj2.png

in buttom line, when i try to print, it's trying to print, but that's it, nothing happend. no printing. not even a noise from the printer :-)

after everything didn't work i tried to install more foomatic_*  packages.
i installed(as i see in pacman -Qs):
foomatic-db 3.1-1
foomatic-db-engine 3.1-1
foomatic-db-ppd 20060411-2
and foomatic-filters 3.1-1

still, nothing is working

thanks

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#2 2006-12-05 02:42:21

byte
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Re: [solved] can't get printer to work. HP deskjet 710c

After a short glance over the linuxprinting page about your printer I think you need this: http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?d … s=1&ID=696


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#3 2006-12-05 10:09:47

andav
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Re: [solved] can't get printer to work. HP deskjet 710c

thanks but in my post i gave a link that forward you to the exact file you gave me, for my printer.
it's this link from my post:
http://www.linuxprinting.org/show_print … skJet_710C
any other suggesstion?
thanks :-)

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#4 2006-12-05 10:15:43

chrismortimore
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Re: [solved] can't get printer to work. HP deskjet 710c

The "hplip" package may help you.
http://hplip.sourceforge.net/

EDIT: Heh... Seems it wouldn't... http://hplip.sourceforge.net/supported_ … orted.html


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#5 2006-12-05 10:17:28

Mr Green
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Re: [solved] can't get printer to work. HP deskjet 710c

http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-49 … inter.html

you are not the only one having problems


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#6 2006-12-05 11:55:45

andav
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Re: [solved] can't get printer to work. HP deskjet 710c

chrismortimore:
thanks for trying.
i alraedy install hplip, and now i know it's not supported my printer :-)

Mr Green:
thanks for the link.
do you think i should downgrade my packages(if yes, hoe can i do this)?
thanks :-)

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#7 2006-12-05 12:12:05

Mr Green
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Re: [solved] can't get printer to work. HP deskjet 710c

well you could use ABS to rebuild packages ...or ask on forum if anyone has the packages you require in there pacman cache....  but I cannot say if it will help

from a quick google others are having problems with this printer

If you do not get anywhere with your printer then take a look at TurboPrint its not free but you could just check if they have your printer supported.

...


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#8 2006-12-05 12:38:08

andav
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Re: [solved] can't get printer to work. HP deskjet 710c

thanks.
now i remember that with a live cd(i think knoppix) before a long time i could print with this printer without do anything(out of the box).
but still, it doesn't help me :-)
thanks again

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#9 2006-12-05 12:47:28

Mr Green
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Re: [solved] can't get printer to work. HP deskjet 710c

well you can configure printers under KDE ...

in Knoppix al the very least if it works . the you it may give you more of a clue ...l ie cups configs modules etc ...

Is the printer usb or parallel ?


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#10 2006-12-05 13:49:35

byte
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Re: [solved] can't get printer to work. HP deskjet 710c

A PPD file alone won't do anything for you. Just take a look at the file, it's calling pnm2ppa.


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#11 2006-12-05 13:53:14

andav
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Re: [solved] can't get printer to work. HP deskjet 710c

byte:
it's not just the PPD file.(yes i have this file, as i told before)
look again at my first post.
i did more things as describe in the cups wiki :-)

mr green:
it's a parallel printer

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#12 2006-12-05 14:02:03

byte
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Re: [solved] can't get printer to work. HP deskjet 710c

I've read your posts multiple times and you didn't mention pnm2ppa once. As that is the only driver supporting your printer you better install it -> http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?d … s=1&ID=696
(see http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/AUR … NSUPPORTED  if you don't know about AUR)


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#13 2006-12-05 14:23:11

Mr Green
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Re: [solved] can't get printer to work. HP deskjet 710c

yeah I saw that on linux printing ... best to give a shot if you get stuck with AUR I will build it for you if that helps

make sure you have lp parport etc... modules loaded ... lsmod | grep parport [someone juump in if module name has changed!]


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#14 2006-12-05 14:34:51

andav
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Re: [solved] can't get printer to work. HP deskjet 710c

thanks byte
i evantually "remove my finger from my ass" == listen to you
and i can print
you are great
thanks a lot :-)

thanks for you also, mr green

but a little question i have.
it seems that i didn't have the fakeroot package so i pacman her.
but still even that the : export FAKEROOT="y"
is in there i couldn't build the package as a normal user.
evantually, i use sudo(root) for the building and it works good.
but if i can use the fakeroot, something isn't OK, i think.
i is this?
thanks

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#15 2006-12-05 14:57:15

Mr Green
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Re: [solved] can't get printer to work. HP deskjet 710c

Where are you building them? ... I move directories from /var/abs/<foo> to my home [well /home/mrgreen/builds!] they should then build as user

yeah Fakeroot is a good idea

Take a look at aurbuild ;-)


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#16 2006-12-05 15:31:18

andav
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Re: [solved] can't get printer to work. HP deskjet 710c

well i builded them is /var/abs/local as suggested in the link that byte gave me.
maybe i should keep it in my ~/ directory and there i could have build it as a user.

thanks again :-)

i have another question that doesn't belong to this thread.
i have done:
sudo pacman -S abiword
and abiword installed.
but, when i try to open abiword, i get the splash screen(you know, the screen that comes up before the program starts. like many programs), and immediatly, the program exits, so i can't get to the main windows of abiword.
i started abiword from terminal and after it close, it says:  Aborted
i dont have a clue why it is happening.
openoffice work fine.

thanks :-)

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#17 2006-12-05 15:39:26

Mr Green
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Re: [solved] can't get printer to work. HP deskjet 710c

pacman -Qi abiword

What version you using? Do you get any errors when running in a term ? other than Aborted

And yes ... you are going Off Topic lol


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#18 2006-12-05 15:55:17

andav
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Re: [solved] can't get printer to work. HP deskjet 710c

lol

[coco@myhost local]$ sudo pacman -Qi abiword
Password:
Name           : abiword
Version        : 2.4.5-1
Groups         : None
Packager       : Arch Linux (http://www.archlinux.org)
URL            : http://www.abisource.com
License        : None
Architecture   : i686
Size           : 11457296
Build Date     : Sun Aug 13 16:33:02 2006 UTC
Install Date   : Sun Dec  3 22:56:35 2006 UTC
Install Script : No
Reason:        : explicitly installed
Provides       : None
Depends On     : enchant fribidi libgnomeprintui wv
Required By    : None
Conflicts With : None
Description    : A fully-featured word processor

no other errors found in terminal.
just Aborted
:-)

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