[clug-talk] Adding a printer in Unbuntu 11.04
aprestn5 at telus.net
Sun Dec 4 16:33:08 PST 2011
On December 4, 2011 04:19:10 PM TekBudda wrote:
> Hi All,
> Having a challenge & hope someone can find the solution for me, because
> like a pine tree in last Sunday's wind storm...I am stumped at this point.
> I recently connected an old HP LaserJet 6L to an external JetDirect box
> & added it to the network. I assigned it a static IP of 192.168.7.11 &
> looking at the details in WebJet Admin the other network stuff is fine.
> I can connect it via a Windows 7 machine, but I cannot seem to add it to
> Lisa's computer which is running Unbuntu 11.04.
> I have tried adding it through the applet & by going to localhost:631.
> I can add it & choose the drivers & all that good stuff. But when it
> comes to printing a test page it just hangs in the queue. I have tried
> a number of variations in adding it, but it doesn't seem to want to
> print. I can ping the IP from both Windows & Linux & it sees the IP
> address just fine with no lag on response times. I have tried to access
> the JetDirect via a browser, but all I get is 503 Service Not Available.
> I know it does print, because I have printed from a windows box & it
> recently printed from that same Linux box when installed as a local printer.
> Any ideas?
You may need to specify the port number on the JetDirect box.
I have a printer coonnected via parallel port 1 on a JetDirect EX Plus3 box
at 192.168.0.101. The port URI number for Port 1 on that bo x is 9100.
In the linux printer configuration, I set it up as a local printer, with the
local URI as "socket://192.168.0.101:9100" . All the computers on our home
network can access it.
Hope this helps
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