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Problems with an HP Deskjet 310 [SOLVED]
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Sat 03 Oct 2009, 14:43    Post subject:  

OpenPrinting.org recommends the pcl3 driver for your printer, but there is definitely something wrong with it. However, the alternate cdj550 driver does appear to work under a simulation test. Get the PPD file here and copy it to /usr/share/cups/model as usual.
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James186282


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PostPosted: Sat 03 Oct 2009, 15:17    Post subject:  

OMG it worked! I did as you suggested and the testpage started to print. I was so shocked I slid my chair back and fell out of it. Wink

Thank you SO much for helping me get this bugger to work!

Now, if I can just figure out how to beep the sound card from C I'll be happy (Happier) Wink

Anyway without sounding too gushy thank you again for helping me figure this out. I was just about to buy some rogane so I could pull out my hair.

- James
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PostPosted: Sun 04 Oct 2009, 05:40    Post subject:  

Hmmm .....

Great, rcrsn51 is back folks .... welcome back ... I hope all is well ...

Rgds
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PostPosted: Fri 21 Dec 2012, 11:24    Post subject: An updated question on Deskjet 310
Subject description: Issues with USB to Parrallel Cable
 

Hi - sorry to add to a solved thread but I've got a new improved issue. *And this might? be a duplicate post so if so - sorry.

The old laptop got a little too much Samoyd fur in it and went to computer heaven. I bought a nice (newer) T60 Thinkpad which has been working fine in all other reaspects (And I've been printing to a networked printer at home) I'm back into needing a portable solution and I dearly love my old Deskjet 310 but I'm puzzled how to make it work with CUPs using a USB to Parallel cable.

This works fine
echo -en "\rHello\r\f" >/dev/usb/lp0

Is the correct "path" to use in CUPs /dev/usb/lp0
Thanks for any tips
- James

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PostPosted: Fri 21 Dec 2012, 11:47    Post subject:  

In the list of CUPS devices, select AppSocket/HPJetDirect.

On the next screen, change "socket:" to "parallel:/dev/usb/lp0"

Please report back.
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PostPosted: Sat 22 Dec 2012, 00:34    Post subject: Several HP Deskjet 310 problem [SOLVED]
Subject description: Issued with drivers, cups, and usb to parallel cables
 

rcrsn51 wrote:
In the list of CUPS devices, select AppSocket/HPJetDirect.

On the next screen, change "socket:" to "parallel:/dev/usb/lp0"

Please report back.


Whew... Again you have saved my sanity. It just printed the test page and I'm a giant smiley face - thank you so much ! ! ! I owe you twice (At least if not more)

Near the end of this I started to understand that I needed the dev/usb/lp0
Not having the usb part was clearly an issue.

Could you explain "parallel:"? I don't remember needing this in the earlier problem with a built in parallel port. Can you spell this out for a dumb head newbee?

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PostPosted: Sat 22 Dec 2012, 12:24    Post subject:  

I re-read your page 1 and I can't tell which CUPS version you were using then. And you haven't stated what Puppy you are using now.

But I'm pretty sure that the old URI would have been "parallel:/dev/lp0".

That doesn't work with your new computer because it doesn't have a parallel port, so /dev/lp0 doesn't exist.

And usb://.... doesn't work because your parallel port printer is apparently not detected by CUPS as a valid USB device through the adapter cable.

But since your computer's USB system is detecting something on /dev/usb/lp0, you can trick CUPS by using "parallel:/dev/usb/lp0".
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PostPosted: Thu 27 Dec 2012, 13:30    Post subject:  

Sorry - I was a bit cryptic. Its 1.4.6 (cups) and I really do appreciate your help on another printer problem. Most of the problems that have been "fixed" by people on the forum are embarrassing *I should have been able to figure that out on my own. This one? I really wasn't going to get this one. So extra thanks for sharing your knowledge.

People are probably wondering if I'm goofy to still be using this printer but... There are not many printers like this one. Small enough to put in a laptop bag. Runs on battery power (If you wish) *Although I think I have to make up another pack from scratch.

You know the one thing that is really nice about this printer? When you press the on / off button it shuts off or on in an instant. My wife has a printer that makes printing sounds for about a minute before it starts printing and shutting it down is just as dippy. It has a touch screen, lets me buy Disney products on line and all sorts of (Huh? Whats the point of this again) Its pretty poor as a printer. Or at least I think so. Progress...

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