October 28th, 2006, 11:11 AM #1
Sharing an HP all-in-one printer
I installed an HP all-in-one printer on my server, connected via USB. In Serveradmin / Print I said to share it via IPP, AppleTalk and LPR. Other Macs on my network can see it, but nobody can print to it. They all insist it's a "generic postscript" printer and any discussion fails miserably.
A mac client installed a similar HP printer. Everyone else can see it and print to it.
What the hey?
October 28th, 2006, 11:44 PM #2
Got me. I can share mine out here without trouble and have setup print servers for publishing houses with good results. Do you have the appropriate drivers installed and such?
October 29th, 2006, 04:48 AM #3
On the server? I have whatever came on the CD with the printer.
Originally Posted by Go3iverson
On the clients? Well ... As an experiment, I tried installing the HP software on one client. It refused because it couldn't locate a printer attached to the client.
I tried to "add" a new printer in the Printer Setup Utility. I can select HP, but my printer's model is not on the list. Is this what you're talking about? How do I update this list?
November 17th, 2006, 09:05 AM #4
What kind of HP all in one is it? If its an HP laserjet, go to the printer setup utility, add printer, select the network printer. But instead of letting it choose the generic printer description, go down to the printer profiles and choose "print using" ESP There wil be an option for HP Laserjet Series CUPS v1.1. That should allow you to print. It might not allow you to use all of the all-in-one functions but at least it will let you print temporarily.