We have a new RedHat 9 and an old HP2100M that works fine in Windows (dual-boot
system). The printer is not a network printer. It is directly connected
to the parallel port of our Dell computer.
The first thing I did was go to the HP website and downloaded their two
drivers: pxlmono.ppd and Postscript.ppd. Their instructions said to put
these PPD files in /usr/share/cups/model.
When I use Systems Settings/Printer to install the HP I use this sequence:
- Name: hp2100m
- Custom device: /dev/lp0 (the scan can't find it)
- Printer model: postscript printer (the downloaded drivers are not there
- printer not connected
I have no idea what's going on. Do I have to put the downloaded drivers
someplace else so I will be able to select one. But doesn't RedHat already
have default drivers for both pxlmono and postscript.
Probably there is something simple in the human interface I am doing wrong.
Any wisdom you can shine on this issue will be appreciated,