HP Laserjet 3100 or 3150

Forum: Printers
Topic: HP Laserjet 3100 or 3150
started by: saidiadude

Posted by saidiadude on Mar. 06 2009,22:22
Hello, I've installed 4.4.10 on an old 600MHz Celeron box (256MB RAM, 8 GB HD, etc).  It's an amazing distro once all the install issues are worked out.  This machine is being used mainly for internet access by a low income family and they (and I) are very grateful to the developers of DSL.

On to the problem at hand: I'm trying to install a printer and I can't get it to work.  It's either an HP Laserjet 3100 or 3150.  The printer is an AIO (All in One) but the family needs only the printing function.  How do I install the printer correctly?  It's connected to the Parallel port.

I see this family every 2 or 3 weeks, so I don't have the machine in front of me at the moment.  They want the ability to print PDF files, simple web pages (email, recipes, etc).

Thanks for your help!

Posted by Tobiaus on Mar. 12 2009,03:08
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Posted by saidiadude on Mar. 12 2009,05:29
I did not realize that it was that complicated.  I thought I could just "Add a printer" and pick a driver.  When I tried that, none of the drivers worked.  I guess it's time to look up CUPS.
Posted by Tobiaus on Mar. 18 2009,03:18
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