[Linux4christians] kodak printer problem
karl at kleinpaste.org
Mon Jan 3 11:10:28 EST 2011
One of those level-zero kinds of questions that I just don't think I
should have to ask in this day and age.
Last evening, I picked up a Kodak ESP 5210 printer because our old HP
device is dying. Setup of the device itself was no problem, the head
and cartridges are in, it calibrated itself, and it's using WiFi with a
valid network config (I can ping it).
But how do I make it known to my F13 box?
When I "Add" a printer in the printer config tool, it discovers the
device on its own:
Eastman Kodak CompanyKODAK ESP 5200 Series AiO2
When I click this entry, I get a prompt on the right side of the tool,
"Enter device URI", and it pre-fills just "Printer" in the text entry box.
Well, gee, that's just EVER so informative and helpful.
For giggles, I also tried to set it up [a] as a Samba printer, whereupon
it finds the device via "browse" but then gets stuck asking me for login
credentials ("guest" does not work); [b] as an IPP printer, in which
case I fill in a hostname and get a pre-fill of "/printers"/ in "Queue"
but I have no idea what to put after that, and the Verify and Forward
buttons are greyed-out until I do so; [c] as an LPD/LPR printer, same
general problem, no queue, though I can swat the Probe button...which
does precisely nothing that I can see.
I could use a clue. Googling about this printer is wondrously
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