[K12OSN] 1160 HP Laserjet Printer

bimal pandit bimalp at indoasian.com
Fri Dec 10 04:19:38 UTC 2004

Dear All,

i am new to this list and am one of the linux enthusiast, i am using
openoffice(office suite), evolution(for mailing) and mozilla/opera for
web browsing.

now a days i am facinbg a problem with a printer as i got an HP-Laserjet
1160 printer and am trying to get it into the network so that we can use
The printer is attached with a windows system and is shared, now on my
linux system when i used printtool to configure it, it was not there so
i went to hpijs project site read all the docs/instructions etc. then
downloaded hpijs-1.7.1.tar.gz and installed it as:

cd /usr/local
tar -xvzf /bimal_data/print_driver/HP/hpijs-1.7.1.tar.gz
cd hpijs-1.7.1/
make install

everything went smoothly and no errors :)

i stopped cupsd and then restarted

again i started printtool and using "smb"(since printer is attached with
windows system) it showed me the printer i configured it and now when i 
shoot a print, it starts "THROWING BLANK PAPERS" madly...

what shall i do?? 

any help in this, will be greatly appreciated.


Bimal Pandit

1) i am using RedHat linux 9.0

2) it has got hpijs-1.3-32 installed, checked with rpm and the hpij
server is up

hpijs -h
Hewlett-Packard Co. Inkjet Server 1.3
Copyright (c) 2001-2002, Hewlett-Packard Co.

3) after installing new hpijs it shows 

hpijs -h
Hewlett-Packard Co. Inkjet Server 1.7.1
Copyright (c) 2001-2004, Hewlett-Packard Co.

4)As per the current database on the site for the same printer, it is
"PERFECTLY" supported.

5) the ppd file is installed perfectly

6) also wnet through (II)Foomatic from the user's point of
view:Installing printer

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