Author Topic: [solved]not connecting to printer  (Read 745 times)

Offline houndhen

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[solved]not connecting to printer
« on: July 04, 2015, 05:02:38 am »
Running Sparky Mate 64 bit on multiboot system with Win 7 pro. I have a HP 6500 All-in-one that I use in Win 7 and other Linux distros. Can't get Sparky to connect to the printer. I searched thru the HP possibilities and found the 6500 and tried both drivers but neither worked. I am not that versed in CUPS but it seemed like when trying to add a printer my printer showed up but it was not connected to the computer.  I tried to print a test page but then had to empty the que because the printer was not connected. I have since tried to print from Windows and PCLOS and the printer still works there. I am not networked. My system is a home desktop and I am the only one that uses it. Usually the printer is just found by the distro and it works. What do I need to do or learn?
« Last Edit: July 04, 2015, 03:00:32 pm by houndhen »

Offline basil

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Re: not connecting to printer
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2015, 11:52:21 am »
is used to configure the address: http://localhost:631
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Offline houndhen

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Re: not connecting to printer
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2015, 03:00:04 pm »
I don't know what I did but just kept trying and got it to working. Printed a test page, anyway. I must have been picking an incorrect printer from the HP list.

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Re: [solved]not connecting to printer
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2015, 04:27:30 pm »
This glitch CUPS when you first start / after update
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