Puppy Linux Discussion Forum Forum Index Puppy Linux Discussion Forum
Puppy HOME page : puppylinux.com
"THE" alternative forum : puppylinux.info
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

The time now is Wed 26 Nov 2014, 12:18
All times are UTC - 4
 Forum index » Advanced Topics » Hardware » Printers
Driver for HP Laserjet 6L?
Post_new_topic   Reply_to_topic View_previous_topic :: View_next_topic
Page 1 of 1 Posts_count  
Author Message
atheist

Joined: 21 Dec 2007
Posts: 104

PostPosted: Thu 20 Nov 2008, 20:30    Post_subject:  Driver for HP Laserjet 6L?  

hello; pup 411, frugal hd install.

anyone have a driver for HP Laserjet 6L? Foomatic/hpijs, hpijs 2.8.2.10 ain't cuttin' it for me, it always prints a string of nonsense characters at the top a file (first page). there are several other drivers in the list, but none are specifically for 6L.

Such a thing existed in 3.01, but i don't remember the name of the driver- might have been gutenprint.

thanks,

-steve
Back to top
View user's profile Send_private_message 
rcrsn51


Joined: 05 Sep 2006
Posts: 9260
Location: Stratford, Ontario

PostPosted: Thu 20 Nov 2008, 20:44    Post_subject:  

Puppy 4.11 comes with a driver for the Laserjet 6L. Did you try it? You will see it when you run the CUPS wizard.
Back to top
View user's profile Send_private_message 
atheist

Joined: 21 Dec 2007
Posts: 104

PostPosted: Thu 20 Nov 2008, 21:46    Post_subject:  

i know about the cups wizard; that's how i discovered there's no driver for 6L on my system. the only one on the list with a 6 in it doesn't work- when printing a test page, i only get ") HP-PCL XL; 1; 1; Comment Copyright Aladdin Enterprises 1996" then a string of nonsense, then it feeds and feeds until the tray is empty.

-steve
cups.png
 Description   
 Filesize   14.02 KB
 Viewed   1223 Time(s)

cups.png

Back to top
View user's profile Send_private_message 
rcrsn51


Joined: 05 Sep 2006
Posts: 9260
Location: Stratford, Ontario

PostPosted: Thu 20 Nov 2008, 23:40    Post_subject:  

I just set up an HP compatible Brother laser printer using the Laserjet 6L driver from the CUPS list and it worked fine.

The Laserjet 6L uses HP's PCL5e printer language. The PCL6 driver is for newer generation printers. That would explain your problem. It sounds like you are confusing the "6" in the printer model with the "6" in the PCL version.

Which version of 4.11 are you using - the standard or the retro?

Edited_time_total
Back to top
View user's profile Send_private_message 
atheist

Joined: 21 Dec 2007
Posts: 104

PostPosted: Thu 20 Nov 2008, 23:51    Post_subject:  

HP4 is not in the above list. how do i tell which 4.11 i'm using?

thanks!

-steve
Back to top
View user's profile Send_private_message 
atheist

Joined: 21 Dec 2007
Posts: 104

PostPosted: Thu 20 Nov 2008, 23:55    Post_subject:  

i've installed gutenprint, and am trying to use that 6L driver, which worked on 3.01.

now i get this message:"Unable to open file "/var/spool/cups/d00003-001" - Permission denied"

thanks!
-steve
Back to top
View user's profile Send_private_message 
rcrsn51


Joined: 05 Sep 2006
Posts: 9260
Location: Stratford, Ontario

PostPosted: Fri 21 Nov 2008, 00:09    Post_subject:  

You don't need to install anything else. For some reason, if you run the CUPS wizard from the Setup menu, you get a much larger selection of printers than if you go directly to the CUPS admin screen. You will find the 6L printer on that expanded list. Otherwise, try the generic Laserjet Series driver from the list you showed above.

To determine your Puppy kernel version, type the command: uname -a
Back to top
View user's profile Send_private_message 
atheist

Joined: 21 Dec 2007
Posts: 104

PostPosted: Fri 21 Nov 2008, 20:23    Post_subject:  

i've posted a screenshot of the available drivers for HP above. they all produce the same result- one line of nonsense, then the printer feeds through a whole stack of paper. the only solution to this is to unplug the printer for a couple of minutes.

any ideas?
Back to top
View user's profile Send_private_message 
atheist

Joined: 21 Dec 2007
Posts: 104

PostPosted: Sat 22 Nov 2008, 08:49    Post_subject:  

i've made a bit of progress on this now; i've re-installed the HP LaserJet 6 Foomatic/hpijs, hpijs 2.8.2.10 driver and can now print, but there's always a string of nonsense, wingding-type characters at the top of page one. i'll start another thread from there; thanks for the suggestions!

-steve
Back to top
View user's profile Send_private_message 
Display_posts:   Sort by:   
Page 1 of 1 Posts_count  
Post_new_topic   Reply_to_topic View_previous_topic :: View_next_topic
 Forum index » Advanced Topics » Hardware » Printers
Jump to:  

Rules_post_cannot
Rules_reply_cannot
Rules_edit_cannot
Rules_delete_cannot
Rules_vote_cannot
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
[ Time: 0.0504s ][ Queries: 12 (0.0038s) ][ GZIP on ]