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    Default Suse 10.3 + HP Printer

    Hi ive been trying to install a HP Deskjet f2180 printer on
    suse 10.3 on a Lenovo Thinkpad r61i

    in yast it allows me to "install" the printer and drivers it needs but when i go into something like openoffice and press print it flashes up as if its going to print but then nothing happens

    i was just wondering if anybody has installed this printer before and if you could give me a quick guide to installing it as i dont seem to be able to

    Thanks

    p.s ive realised that this is in the wrong section so cud somebody move it to the hardware section

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    Default Re: Suse 10.3 + HP Printer

    in yast - software management
    make sure you have the hplip packages installed

    then as root in console run hplip to configure
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    Default Re: Suse 10.3 + HP Printer

    Have you checked the printer status under CUPS? I have found that CUPS sometimes stops the printer after a 'printer fault' and you have to restart it.

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    Default Re: Suse 10.3 + HP Printer

    right i think it might be working now ive got cups and hplip running ,carnt test it at moment as everybodys asleep.

    ive also got a desktop icon tells me how much inks left lol

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    Smile Re: Suse 10.3 + HP Printer

    Cheers guys everything is working fine now.

    first time i history ive got a printer working on linux! big step forward now

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