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Printing Problems in Linux 8.0

By jay_kuykendall ·
Anyone know enough to get an HP LaserJet 8150 on a network up and printing?

Everything seems to suggest that this would be easy, but I get errors when trying a test page.

The ip address is valid and correct. (Verified through ping).
The default port is valid and enabled. (Verified through telnet).

The printer is listed as supported from the manufacturer. (HP 8150N--same as 8150) The manufacturer even lists the PCL driver I need, yet it fails. The error message lacks any kind of detail to indicate where the error is.

Thanks for the look/help.

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Printing Problems in Linux 8.0

by woody In reply to Printing Problems in Linu ...

I am not familiar with RedHat 8.0 printer configuration tools and do not know which print subsystem you may have choosen, but here are some tips:

The print URL (CUPS style) should be something like: lpd://IPofHP:9100/lp

That tells you print system to us the 'lp' named printer on port 9100 of the HP printer. You should be able to use any HP PCL or PS driver. I use CUPS on most of my Linux/UNIX systems and choose the generic HP 4P Laser driver for printing to our 8000N. Works like a charm.

In your RedHat print config tool, just choose the path that allows you to print to a remote lpd server using the information above.

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