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Hi folks, I'm using the default config of Red Hat 8.0 to print to my Red Hat 8.0 printer via Jetdirect. I'm using the Red Hat Printer Config in Gnome to setup the printer, and here's what I've tried. When I choose JetDirect and setup the printer using HP LaserJet 5M/Postscript, I get "40 HP MIO Error" and nothing comes out. I'll change the driver to HP LaserJet/Postscript (which is a generic driver), it does print, but at 300x300, so images are very grainy. So I decided to try lpd and send the data directly to printer. I changed the ...

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    Default Printing to HP Laserjet 5M from Red Hat 8.0

    Hi folks,

    I'm using the default config of Red Hat 8.0 to print to my Red Hat 8.0
    printer via Jetdirect. I'm using the Red Hat Printer Config in Gnome
    to setup the printer, and here's what I've tried.

    When I choose JetDirect and setup the printer using HP LaserJet
    5M/Postscript, I get "40 HP MIO Error" and nothing comes out.

    I'll change the driver to HP LaserJet/Postscript (which is a generic
    driver), it does print, but at 300x300, so images are very grainy.

    So I decided to try lpd and send the data directly to printer. I
    changed the Queue Type to Unix Printing and put my printer IP as
    Server and Queue as 'raw'. I tried both drivers - 5M and generic,
    same as above - and it says "Processing Job" then "Ready" with no
    printjob.

    I researched linuxprinting.org and found several folks with the same
    problem on the same printer --
    [url]http://www.linuxprinting.org/pipermail/hp-list/2002q3/001507.html[/url] . I
    followed their suggestion, which is where my above attempt at using
    Unix Printing came from, but no luck. I've yet to find any solution,
    even though these HP LaserJet 5N drivers are supposed to be fully
    compatible.

    Any suggestions? If I can't get it going via Jet Direct, I'll pick-up
    a parallel cable and maybe that'll do something different. I just
    hate to mess with that since the printer is nowhere near my computer.

    Thanks for any advice or suggestions.

    Keegan.
    Keegan Alex Guest

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    Default Re: Printing to HP Laserjet 5M from Red Hat 8.0

    Keegan Alex wrote:
    > Hi folks,
    >
    > I'm using the default config of Red Hat 8.0 to print to my Red Hat 8.0
    > printer via Jetdirect. I'm using the Red Hat Printer Config in Gnome
    > to setup the printer, and here's what I've tried.
    >
    > When I choose JetDirect and setup the printer using HP LaserJet
    > 5M/Postscript, I get "40 HP MIO Error" and nothing comes out.
    >
    > I'll change the driver to HP LaserJet/Postscript (which is a generic
    > driver), it does print, but at 300x300, so images are very grainy.
    >
    > So I decided to try lpd and send the data directly to printer. I
    > changed the Queue Type to Unix Printing and put my printer IP as
    > Server and Queue as 'raw'. I tried both drivers - 5M and generic,
    > same as above - and it says "Processing Job" then "Ready" with no
    > printjob.
    >
    > I researched linuxprinting.org and found several folks with the same
    > problem on the same printer --
    > [url]http://www.linuxprinting.org/pipermail/hp-list/2002q3/001507.html[/url] . I
    > followed their suggestion, which is where my above attempt at using
    > Unix Printing came from, but no luck. I've yet to find any solution,
    > even though these HP LaserJet 5N drivers are supposed to be fully
    > compatible.
    >
    > Any suggestions? If I can't get it going via Jet Direct, I'll pick-up
    > a parallel cable and maybe that'll do something different. I just
    > hate to mess with that since the printer is nowhere near my computer.
    >
    > Thanks for any advice or suggestions.
    >
    > Keegan.
    I am printing to a LaserJet 5L with Mandrake 9.0. To get a satisfactory
    result, I had to select the "Ghostscript + ljet4(en) driver.

    HTH,

    Doug.
    --
    Linux: in a world without fences, who needs Gates?
    Doug Laidlaw Guest

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