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16th May 2004, 04:14 PM
I've installed Fedora for the first time on a used IBM ThinkPad. Everything's working great except for printing. I've got a HP Laserjet 1300 connected directly to the ethernet network that I use macs that are also on the network.

When I use the printer configuration tool and try to add the printer it asks for an address, which I don't have. Do I need to somehow assign this printer an address?

I have just one pretty good book on Fedora, but for network printers, it just says 'see your network administrator'. I am the administrator now.


17th May 2004, 01:04 AM
Apparently you have this printer (http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/en/ho/WF06b/18972-236251-236263-14638-f13-238320-238328-238329.html) with some JetDirect printer server add on. You can find the IP for HP print servers by printing a configuration page.

See this HP support page (http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?locale=en_US&taskId=115&prodSeriesId=46209&prodTypeId=18972&objectID=bpj02738).

17th May 2004, 01:10 AM
Thanks. I found a white paper on the subject about an hour ago with the same advice. I did just that and used the ip already assigned to the printer and it works fine.