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Author Topic: HP DESKJET PRINTER 940C [Solved]  (Read 4194 times)

3novice378

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HP DESKJET PRINTER 940C [Solved]
« on: May 17, 2010, 05:50:15 am »

I am new to Vector Linux and the Linux system.  I am trying to print with my HP Deskjet 940c printer.  I have this printer installed with Ubuntu and Puppy Linux but having trouble with Vector Linux.  I read the forum for how to have the pallarel port recognized so that is not the problem.  I have the printer on and I do have ink. :)  I ran hp-setup as root and here are the results:
root:# hp-setup

HP Linux Imaging and Printing System (ver. 3.9.2)
Printer/Fax Setup Utility ver. 8.0

Copyright (c) 2001-9 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, LP
This software comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
This is free software, and you are welcome to distribute it
under certain conditions. See COPYING file for more details.

warning: No display found.
error: hp-setup requires GUI support (try running with --qt4). Also, try using interactive (-i) mode.
vector:/~

I do have installed CUPS, HPLIP, and Gutenprint.
I am so confused at this point because I don't know why my printer is not being recognized.  I am quite sure it is a simple problem but I am not an expert at figuring this out.  I am just a "point and click" person.  If someone could be so kind to help this newbie out it would be greatly appreciated.
« Last Edit: May 18, 2010, 07:49:10 am by nightflier »
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sledgehammer

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Re: HP DESKJET PRINTER 940C
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2010, 07:38:42 am »

I am no expert and I have know nothing about HP Deskjets, but I have several HP laser printers and I too have never been able to get Hp-setup to work.  No big deal, though.

Just go to applications>system>vector control center>service>services and then >set services>run level 4 (to make sure cups is running) and then back to services and then >cups printing.  Follow the directions and it should recognize your printer and install.
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Re: HP DESKJET PRINTER 940C
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2010, 12:30:43 pm »

Did you try running cups?

I have DeskJet 1120C and cups did the trick.

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Re: HP DESKJET PRINTER 940C
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2010, 07:30:46 am »

sledgehammer stated: Just go to applications>system>vector control center>service>services and then >set services>run level 4 (to make sure cups is running) and then back to services and then >cups printing.  Follow the directions and it should recognize your printer and install.
Thank you sledgehammer your above directions  WORKED.  I am now an official VectorLinux LEARNER and user.
Thank you budulay - I did try running CUPS but it didn't work until I followed the advice of sledgehammer.
I hope this post can help other newbies set up their HP printers at least.  My printer problem is now RESOLVED! ;D

 
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Re: HP DESKJET PRINTER 940C [Solved]
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2010, 07:49:37 am »

Nicely done, guys. I took the liberty of marking thread as solved.
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