Cups admin and a USB printer
lan at falleagle.net
Mon Dec 20 12:36:38 PST 2004
On Mon, Dec 20, 2004 at 08:30:40AM -0800, Carl Lowenstein wrote:
> On Mon, 20 Dec 2004 03:25:39 -0700, tom goodin <tgoodin at gmail.com> wrote:
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> > Lan Barnes wrote:
> > | I'm trying to configure a USB printer using the cups browser
> > | interface. The printer shows up and the USB modules appear to be
> > | loaded (and connected to the printer). However, cups shows the
> > | printer as on the parallel port.
> > |
> > | Is this normal? Shouldn't USB be a serial connection? How do I tell
> > | which serial from a remote connection?
> > |
> > | TIA,
> > |
I'm recalling more about this. Although cups says it's a parallel
printer, the usbcore driver seems to recognize it:
ehci-hcd 19592 0 (unused)
usb-ohci 21160 0 (unused)
usbcore 77696 1 [printer uss720 usb-storage hid
Also, from /etc/sysconfig/hwconf:
desc: "ATEN International Co. Ltd. UC-1284 Printer Port"
desc: "Hewlett-Packard DeskJet 710 Series"
pnpmodel: DESKJET 710C
pnpdesc: Hewlett-Packard DeskJet 710 Series
Here is my memory. The MB didn't have a native parallel port, so I
bought a USB-to-parallel attachment that (of course) came w/ a windoze
CD. In my hurry, I thought it would be transparent -- silly me.
The printer is a HP 714C in the 710 series. Evidently the system is
recognizing the printer through the USB query. However, the "driver:
unknown" part of both entries is troubling.
I suspect I should google the "ATEN International Co. Ltd. UC-1284
Printer Port" with "Linux" as a key word, and that's what I'll do after
lunch. If anyone has any other suggestions, I am your grasshopper.
Lan Barnes lan at falleagle.net
Linux Guy, SCM Specialist 858-354-0616
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