HP C4380 All-In-One
Topic: HP C4380 All-In-One
started by: jaygeedsl
Posted by jaygeedsl on Jan. 28 2008,10:15Within DSL 4.2.4 on a USB pendrive I've got apsfilter to print an excellent b+w test page on my HP C4380 all-in-one USB printer using the "djet500" setting.
Unfortunately the test page is followed by paper jams which aren't doing the printer any good.
Has anyone got a C4380 or similar to work without problems under apsfilter?
Posted by jaygeedsl on Jan. 28 2008,23:04Having compared the HPLIP list of supported printers with the HP printers listed in apsfilter it seems that CUPS is needed to get the HP Photosmart C4389 All-in-One USB printer to print within DSL4.2.4
Hopefully the current MyDSL CUPS will do the trick. Else I'll default to my present workaround of using two email accounts to exchange file attachments for download and printing in Fedora 8.
BTW the "paper jams" referred to in my previous post occurred following switching off the printer after the test page was printed to stop an unending series of pages being fed through the printer and being ejected unprinted.
Posted by jaygeedsl on Jan. 29 2008,09:11Have downloaded MyDSL CUPS and CUPS Admin but have hit a snag.
CUPS Admin won't accept username = "su" with password= "xxxxxx " despite having previously entered "xxxxx" as the password in a terminal following "su passwd"
Any ideas how to get past this hurdle?
Posted by curaga on Jan. 29 2008,09:28su is not a username. When you typed "su passwd" you Switched User (su) to a user named passwd, and gave him the passwd xxxxx.
Or, if you typed "sudo passwd", you Switched User to root, and root's password is xxxxx.
Posted by jaygeedsl on Jan. 29 2008,13:17
Many thanks. Did "sudo passwd" and then was able to log-in to CUPS Admin using "root" "xxxxxx"
Used CUPS to setup the C4380 - in terms of a basic print function - by choosing the Photosmart P1100 profile and have successfully printed a Beaver file.
Posted by jaygeedsl on Jan. 29 2008,23:24Having set up the printer in MyDSL CUPS and exited with the backup option ticked earlier today I seem to have regressed to complete newbie status. On restarting DSL this evening (a) there's no printer listed in CUPS and (b) my root password is not recognised therein or when I "su" on a terminal.
I've noticed several other oddities not directly connected to the printer aspects. First the USB drive seems to have 2 partitions instead of the one I envisaged. Next there's no sign of filetool.lst except when I check it out in F8 and then there's hardly anything in it.
Clearly I've misunderstood several basic points but before starting over completely is there a simple answer to all this?
Posted by Juanito on Jan. 30 2008,06:32In order for cups printer settings to persist across reboot there are several files that need to be added to your backup - I seem to remember Roberts listed these in a post a while ago
Posted by jaygeedsl on Jan. 30 2008,09:09
Thanks for that. The details are in "MyDSL Extensions>>System>>cups and backup" posted 26 Jul 06.
I added the data to .filetool.lst; set the "export PRINTER=xxxxx" variable; went MyDSL>>cups>>start; and printed from Beaver after rebooting.
Problems finding .filetool.lst disappeared once I remembered the dot prefix.
As an aside I'm still not clear why F8 shows my USB pendrive as two separate devices (one containing Knoppix and the other MyDSL and the .tar) but I can live with it - in XP it's even stranger as it shows only MyDSL and the .tar.
Posted by Juanito on Jan. 30 2008,13:58BTW if you want to use the fax/scanner part of your all-in-one with dsl and if hplip supports your device (see their web site to check), you could try the hplip extension in testing...
Posted by ^thehatsrule^ on Jan. 30 2008,16:27
They aren't 2 separate devices, but 1 device with 2 partitions. The main reason is for compatibility. This was discussed in these forums, see them for exact details on the decision. You seem to imply there is a problem with it, but there isn't... ? Afaik, that partition is ext2 (which by default is unreadable under windows - and the default native driver for those devices in windows only supports 1 partition) but under most cases you don't need to access that anyways.
Posted by jaygeedsl on Jan. 30 2008,21:27
When I've got more experience of DSL I'll give your extension a try. Even though I don't use fax and the device is already set up to scan on F8 and Win XP using HLIP in DSL would/should give me a full print cabablility.
In CUPS I'm just printing mono at 600x600 dpi using a P1000 profile as an expedient. Works well.
Posted by jaygeedsl on Jan. 30 2008,21:45[quote=^thehatsrule^,Jan. 30 2008,16:27]
Thanks for the explanation. It all makes sense now and I've got no problems with this arrangement as I use a separate USB pendrive for each DSL variant.
I was surprised more than anything as I thought the 2 partition setup was for ZIP and a single one for USB.
Still puzzles me why F8 should show a separate desktop ikon for each partition. For one moment I thought DSL had mysteriously migrated to my printers USB drive.