I have a Intel InBusiness Print Station thast I have been using with Windows with 1 Hp LaserJet 4P printer.
I have installed Ubuntu 7.10 up and running and liking it....BUT,
I can not print from my Ubuntu machine thru the print server to the printer.
I have been reading and trying EVERYTHING under the sun to get it to work with no luck at all.
The info on the print station is:
if I ping the address 192.168.1.4 it comes back with PS717E07.home
if I ping ps717e07 I get 192.168.1.4 in return.
the hardware address on the print server 00:90:27:71:7e:07 ( listed on the underside of the unit itself )
( this WORKS fine in windows )
I have tried ipp - hpjet direct other ldp etc.....when I do go thru the setup new printer and try printing a test page
it get errors like :
CUPS server errors I am ready to go back to windows . I does print if I hook it to a parallel port .
H E L P...........
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One "wild hair" occurs to me. IF -- you initially <print>ed with that Linux box thru a parallel-port, then parallel-port becomes a hidden requirement for printing with that box. SO ... if you now want a USB_print, then shutdown & uncable the box. Restart & REMOVE the current print setup, then plug-in the USB connection and recreate the printer connection.
You will be connected to the SAME printer from the SAME linux-box ... but under the USB agis(?).
I had to do this very trick with an HP_1300 having both USB & parallel connections when swapping parallel<-> USB printer connections between two different Linux boxes. The **FIRST** made printer connection defines the "type".