[PLUG] Proper way to add a networked printer

Cory Meisch cmeisch at designtechnica.com
Mon Sep 20 18:30:02 PDT 2004

In the case of the LJ5, this looks like it's a PCL only printer. Some
laserjets are PostScript. Postscript PPDs can be obtained here:

Otherwise, got to http://hpinkjet.sourceforge.net/install.php#other to
download and install hpijs.

After installing hpijs and restarting CUPS, go to http://localhost:631
Choose Add Printer
Enter root username and pass
Give the printer a meaningful name
Under device, choose socket/JetDirect
Enter the correct device URI. This should be something similar to 
Then Choose HP
Then choose the model number closest to your printer 
Then choose finish. 
If you want to make any special settings like duplexing or tray or print
modes, you need to do that in CUPS.
Also, for each print mode you want ie draft, duplex, hi-res, make a
separate queue for each printmode by following the steps I just layed

hp linux printing team

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