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Re: [K12OSN] Very frustrating!



On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 04:23:21PM +0200, Dean Mumby wrote:
> 
> 
> Rob Owens wrote:
> >On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 01:22:23AM -0500, Joseph Bishay wrote:
> >  
> >>Hello,
> >>
> >>So I have a feeling that there's some sort of evil force trying to
> >>prevent me from getting this lab off the ground.
> >>
> >>My latest trouble has to do with trying to get a printer working.  I
> >>had it working once when I was using K12LTSP 5 (based on FC with LTSP
> >>4.2) but now that I've upgraded to EL5 nothing is really working.
> >>Here's the skinny:
> >>
> >>1) Printer is USB HP Laserjet 1000
> >>
> >>2) Printer works no problem when directly plugged into the server.
> >>This isn't feasible because the server is not in the computer lab
> >>
> >>3) The printer cannot be plugged into a thin client because it does
> >>not work with JetDirect (as per this site
> >>http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/fastFaqLiteDocument?lc=en&cc=uk&dlc=en&;
> >>docname=bpj06101).  My printer shows up under "Exceptions and
> >>unsupported printers", of course.
> >>
> >>    
> >This applies to Windows only.  This is a "host-based" printer, as HP calls 
> >it.  That means (under Windows), it must be attached directly to a 
> >computer.  It doesn't support jetdirect natively.  When it gets hooked to 
> >an LTSP thin client, it should work though.  I've done it with an HP 1020.
> >
> >Double-check all your steps.  
> >
> >1)  Is the thin client listed in lts.conf, and are you specifying in that 
> >file that it has a usb printer attached?
> >
> >2)  Does the thin client have a static IP address?
> >
> >3)  Have you rebooted the thin client after making the above 
> >changes/settings?
> >
> >4)  Have you configured a jetdirect printer in cups which points to the IP 
> >address or hostname of the correct thin client?  Did you specify HP 
> >Laserjet 1000 as the printer?
> >
> >There are probably some things I'm missing here.  Everybody, feel free to 
> >add to my list.
> >
> >-Rob
> >
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> 
> The problem I think is that its not really a printer until the computer 
> uploads the firmware and tells it that it is a printer , this is why it 
> needs to be connected to a pc with the drivers.
> 
> Have you tried setting it up as a tcp/ip printer from a windows machine 
> ? it might upload the firmware that way  ???
> 
That could be.  I successfully used an HP Laserjet 1020 on a thin client, but that same printer had previously been attached to a Windows computer.

-Rob


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