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    isaac123 NNTP User

    Default Installing HP colorLaserjet 2605dn

    We are trying to install HP Color laserjet 2605dn as a network printer in order to print from a Linux workstation with OpenSuse OS. The printer is not recognized and we are unable to print though the printer appears to have been installed. We would also like to print postscript files to the printer.

    If you need more specific additional information, please let us know.

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    Default Re: Installing HP colorLaserjet 2605dn

    Search the HP website for the hplip package. Download it. This is a self extracting package that will install the HP printer/fax/scanner drivers on a Linux system.

    After this, use YaST --> hardware --> printer & YaST --> hardware --> scanner to finalize the instalation.
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    Default Re: Installing HP colorLaserjet 2605dn

    On Wed, 18 Jun 2008 21:36:04 GMT
    Parthenolide <Parthenolide@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

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    > Search the HP website for the hplip package. Download it. This is a
    > self extracting package that will install the HP printer/fax/scanner
    > drivers on a Linux system.
    >
    > After this, use YaST --> hardware --> printer & YaST --> hardware -->
    > scanner to finalize the instalation.
    >
    >

    Hi
    hplip etc is already on the distro. As root user run hp-setup once you
    have install hplip.

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    isaac123 NNTP User

    Default Re: Installing HP colorLaserjet 2605dn

    Thank you. We installed and ran hp-setup. We are able to print the test page at the end of setup. But, we are still unable to print any other files to this printer (using lp filename) though we have set this as the default printer.

    At the end of the setup step we got the following error message:

    error: Device status XML parse error
    error: SSP XML parse error

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    Default Re: Installing HP colorLaserjet 2605dn

    On Thu, 19 Jun 2008 14:46:03 GMT
    isaac123 <isaac123@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

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    > Thank you. We installed and ran hp-setup. We are able to print the
    > test page at the end of setup. But, we are still unable to print any
    > other files to this printer (using lp filename) though we have set
    > this as the default printer.
    >
    > At the end of the setup step we got the following error message:
    >
    > error: Device status XML parse error
    > error: SSP XML parse error
    >
    >

    Hi
    The system is running cups for the printing? Have you restarted cups
    and hplip?

    Is the CUPS_SERVER variable set? You may have to add the -h option if
    it's not the localhost.

    http://localhost:631/printers

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    Default Re: Installing HP colorLaserjet 2605dn

    I guess we are. We were trying to install it as a network printer. Since that wasn't working, we are now trying to install it as a local printer. Could you please let us know the steps to either stop running CUPS or where to add the -h option.
    Thanks.

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    On Thu, 19 Jun 2008 16:06:03 GMT
    isaac123 <isaac123@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

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    > I guess we are. We were trying to install it as a network printer.
    > Since that wasn't working, we are now trying to install it as a local
    > printer. Could you please let us know the steps to either stop
    > running CUPS or where to add the -h option.
    > Thanks.
    >
    >

    Hi
    On the machine that has the printer connected, if you go to the URL

    http://localhost:631/printers

    You should see the printer etc or from the CLI to see if cups is
    running;

    eg
    ps -ef |grep cups

    or

    service cups status

    You need to open the firewall for cups (Common Unix Printing System)
    via yast. It should be ipp or cups server for network printing.

    Then from the remote machine you should be able to see it via a
    webrowser at http://<ip_address>:631/printers

    The commands (as root) on the machine with the printer to start/stop are
    rc<name> or /etc/init.d/<name> with start, stop or restart;

    eg
    rccups restart or /etc/init.d/cups restart

    rchplip restart or /etc/init.d/hplip restart

    or

    service cups --full-restart

    Have a look a the command man lp but you would add the -h here

    For the localhost it would be

    lp <name_of_file>

    From a remote

    lp -h <ip_address> <name_of_file>

    Now if you have the hostnames specified in the local machine (or
    local DNS) hosts file you would only need this instead of an ip address.

    Hope I haven't confused you.....

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    Default Re: Installing HP colorLaserjet 2605dn

    Thank you. We are able to print now. However, we are unable to print a postscript file. When we send a postscript file to the printer, we do not get a plot but only several pages of output!

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    Default Re: Installing HP colorLaserjet 2605dn

    On Thu, 19 Jun 2008 19:56:03 GMT
    isaac123 <isaac123@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

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    > Thank you. We are able to print now. However, we are unable to print
    > a postscript file. When we send a postscript file to the printer, we
    > do not get a plot but only several pages of output!
    >
    >

    Hi
    Is ghostscript installed?

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    Default Re: Installing HP colorLaserjet 2605dn

    I upgraded to 11.0 after learning how to get cups to work with my HP Officejet. What I learned doesn't work now. I can no longer print, via network (haven't tried direct connect yet), even though the printer is set up in cups. The only problem I can see is that I am on hplip 2.8.4 and the latest version is 2.8.5 but that will not install because of dependencies.

    I did manage to get one test page to print, so that hplip should be ok. I think my real problem is a permissions problem that I don't know how to fix. In past versions of opensuse, I would add a user this way:
    # lppasswd -a Prexy
    #enter password: prexypassword
    #re-enter password: prexypassword

    aside from the fact that it is asking for more complicated passwords, it is rejecting the addition of a user, saying I (even as root) don't have permission to change the password file. I don't know the name or location of the file it is referring to. So, I can't do anything with it.

    Can anyone shed some light on this?

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