From: Sean (sean at domain hdl.ie)
Date: Thu 05 Aug 1999 - 09:25:41 IST
Peter Flynn wrote:
> Nathaniel writes:
> I have an Hewlett Packard 8390,
> You have my sympathies. I'm afraid I have never had anything but
> trouble from HP PCs. Their printers are wonderful: their PCs suck.
> I have been in your archives all afternoon looking for a solution to my
> small problems and have two fire extinguishers and a flame retardant
> suite on just in case. First, my printer daemon wont start (Caldera
> Under normal circumstances I'd suggest Red Hat's distribution
> if you're just beginning. Caldera's documentation didn't impress.
> But given the trouble I've had setting up remote printing I'm
> now less certain.
> 2.2), I went to Coas and hit the Lpring, but nothing happened, my
> printer (hewlett Packard 895 CSE) starts up and the paper goes up, then
> the red light comes on and blinks, I am now using the 500 HP ink jet
> driver but have tried them all including rawwrite.
> I think the 500 driver ought to produce something out of an 895
> (although only at 300dpi). Raw won't produce anything meaningful
> unless you're using an application like WordPerfect which contains
> its own print drivers and can thus send native HP 890 print codes
> direct to the printer. Printer lockup like you describe usually means
> something is sending data the printer doesn't expect, like commands
> intended for a different make. I guess it's possible the 895 CSE
> (which I'm not familiar with) uses a different codeset to HP's
> `standard' (PCL 1/2/3/4/5/etc)...call HP and ask if they have a
> printer driver for Linux.
> Second small problem, my computer crashed while my grand daughter was
> doing her school work in windows and have lost system Commander and it
> wont start up anymore, had to install Caldera again, I reinstalled
> windows but it cant find the operating system now.
> Microsoft Windows 95? Norton Commander? Or is this Caldera's X?
installing windows again would have over written the mbr (master boot
where system commander was. You'll have to install commander again
and hope that
it finds linux. If not you can install LILO from a linux boot
for more details.
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