hp 2610 network printer
Topic: hp 2610 network printer
started by: adssse
Posted by adssse on Dec. 10 2005,22:17I just received a hp photosmart 2610 printer as a gift. I set it up as a network printer by attaching the network cable from the printer to my router. I ran hp's software on my windows machine and everything works fine. I have now been trying for a couple days to get it working under linux, but have not had any success. I have tried apsfilter a little but have mainly been trying cups. I know the ip address of the printer and the hostname.
In cups I entered the hostname in the name field, the ip address in the location field and gave it a description. After selecting continue I selected 'Internet Protocol Printing (http) and pressed continue. For the Device URI I entered 'http://the_ip_address'. I then selected the make to be HP but on the next step I couldnt find the model number/driver of my printer so I just selected the photosmart P1100 hoping it would work, which it didnt.
I have been searching online for drivers and reading posts here and on other forums but I must say I am confused to what I should be putting in the wanted paramaters or what some of them mean, such as URI. So after trying to figure this out I would appreciate any help anyone could offer.
Posted by monkymind on Dec. 11 2005,02:28With CUPS it looks like you need to (apt-)get the HPIJS (or HPLIP) packages and supporting files.
< http://www.linuxprinting.org/show_pr....rt_2600 >
HP PhotoSmart 2600
Color inkjet printer, max. 2400x1200 dpi, works Perfectly
Recommended driver: hpijs (Home page, view PPD, download PPD)
Update: Check out cbagger01's post here:
< http://damnsmalllinux.org/cgi-bin....t=10142 >
Apsfilter should work with your printer using the "hpijs" or "pcl3" drivers
PS I'm running a 3-in-1HP PSC 1315 - network printing and scanning under Debian with CUPS and the HPLIP package.
Posted by adssse on Dec. 11 2005,02:48Thanks for the link, that site looks like the place to look when it comes to printers. I downloaded HP-Photosmart_2600-hpijs.ppd and placed it in the directory /usr/share/cups/model (as stated on another section of the site). So when I went back through the setup of the printer I can now select the option for the 2600 series from the list of models/drivers. The only problem is that it still isnt working, so some of my other settings must be wrong. Thanks for the help thusfar, any ideas?
Also tried apsfilter but am not having much luck. I chose the hpijs 1.1 or later driver but than the list after that does not contain my model so I chose the 1100 series photosmart thinking it is the closest one. In the interface setup I chose option 3 for Unix/Network Printer (lpd). I than have to enter in the machine name for the remote printer, I tried the ip address and the hostname of the printer. Next came the remote printer name which I have no idea because I didnt set one and I couldnt find it anywhere so I tried a few different things. The error message I am getting when trying to print a test page is:
sh: line 1: hpijs: command not found
GNU Ghostscript 7.05: Cant start ijs server "hpijs"
Posted by monkymind on Dec. 11 2005,03:16The "HP-Photosmart_2600-hpijs.ppd" is only the printer definition file ........ you probably still need to get the actual driver?? And HPLIP too!
HP Linux Printing and Imaging - gs IJS driver (hpijs)
This package contains the hpijs binary which provides Ghostscript with an IJS driver for most inkjet printers and some LaserJet printers manufactured by HP.
It includes the so-called rss patch, to use pure black ink instead of composite black in printers that don't do color map conversion in firmware. It can take advantage of Ghostscript IJS KRGB support to do the same on printers that do color map conversion in firmware.
Users of the CUPS printing system are advised to also install the hplip package, and use the hp CUPS backend to send data to the printer. HPLIP supports USB, networked and parallel-port devices, and enables extended HPIJS functionality such as border-less printing. Selecting any hpijs ppd in CUPS will use hpijs automatically.
Users of spoolers other than CUPS connected through USB or parallel ports are advised to install the hpoj package. Extended HPIJS functionality will not be available, however, as hpoj does not support bi-dir mode.
HPIJS is meant to be used through the foomatic system (see the foomatic-filters package).
Homepage: < http://hpinkjet.sourceforge.net >
Posted by adssse on Dec. 11 2005,03:30Thank you very much. As you can see I dont really know what I am doing at this point. I am going to have to read up on how to install these things because I have a frugal install and have not really used apt-get or installed anything from source before, mostly just used the mydsl extension provided for me.
Posted by monkymind on Dec. 11 2005,03:48Deleted - see current info below
Posted by monkymind on Dec. 11 2005,04:13
I think you need the PhotoSmart P1215 not the 1100, or use the
9) various HP Deskjet drivers
15) - HP Deskjet 970Cxi Series [cdj970]
That's about all I can suggest from the info in the PhotoSmart 2600 info page at linux printing .............
In addition to the PhotoSmart P1215 this printer has a duplex unit (supported by the "hpijs", "cdj970", and "pcl3" drivers).
Posted by adssse on Dec. 12 2005,00:23
I tried the the options above of 9 and 15 in the menus without luck. When I try to enter the number 15 for the HP Deskjet 970Cxi Series I recieve an error saying that my gs version doesnt have that driver compiled in, same happened trying to use the pcl3 drivers. I had also tried the PhotoSmart P1215 but got an error similar to that of the 1100.
Posted by monkymind on Dec. 12 2005,02:00Unless someone comes forward with further info ........... I'd suggest getting a very recent live CD (like Kanotix 2005-04 RC17) and seeing if you can get the printer setup. If this works - then apt-get the same printer packages for DSL.
Hope you find an easier solution - it looks like a great printer.
PS I'm heading out of town for a few days. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
Posted by adssse on Dec. 14 2005,15:10Ok, I will try that. This is my first venture into trying to set up a printer in Linux so I really appreciate all of your advice.