849 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 11, 2005 1:07 PM by Keith Fletcher
The "Generic Postscript Printer" driver will of course not work with your non-Postscript OfficeJet V45. If you do this, you will get reams of printout of raw Postscript code - which is exactly what has happened to you.
You need to use the MacOS printer driver provided by HPIJS found at http://www.linuxprinting.org/macosx/hpijs/ . I don't see a listing specific for the V45, but perhaps the driver for one of the other V40 series printers will work - it has to, because there are no other options.
Thank you Henry B.
I have downloaded and installed the Officejet v40 driver you suggest. However, I am still unable to print a laptop document. I am told the printer is "Stopped" despite the Windows PC saying that the printer is ready. I am also told "Unable to connect to SAMBA host foomatic-rip version $ Revision 18.104.22.168 followed by "NTStatus_NOMemory". Disabling the Windows PC firewalls has no effect.
As regards accessing the Internet, changing a firewall rule on my Windows PC has allowed me to access the web from that computer when it is networking with the laptop. I am, however, still unable to access the internet from my Powerbook when they are connected to each other.
Any help on these outstanding matters would be very much appreciated.
So, you're using your Windows to enable internet connection sharing? is that what you mean?
A few more details on how you're actually connecting these two computers (direct with ethernet? Wireless? Through a router? Is there an Airport base station involved?)
And how does this PC get to internet? dialup? DSL? Cable? who's your Internet provider?
Are you running any Norton protection on the PC? What antivirus/security are you using on PC...? (this 'NO_memory' error may point to norton.)
Hi Rick and Henry B
Thank you both for taking the time to think about my Powerbook problems. You will no doubt be pleased to hear that your replies prompted me to resolve the situation.
The problem I had printing documents on the laptop using the printer attached to the PC was caused by me forgetting that computers are case sensitive when you enter such things as passwords. The the PC's computer name and the name of the workgroup as they appeared in the PC's My Computer Properties window were "MYPC" and "MSHOME", respectively. The equivalent entries in My Network on the laptop were "Mypc" and "Mshome". I made the mistake of using MYPC and MSHOME in the laptop's Printer Setup Utility. The problem ceased after I used Mypc and Mshome.
The Internet access problem was caused by something similar. The PCs Ethernet (D-Link DGE-528T Gigabit Ethernet Adapter) Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)settings "Use the Following DNS server address" option was selected. The contents of the "Preferred DNS server" and "Alternate DNS server" boxes were 192.168.8.100 and 192.168.4.100. The equivalent settings for the Powerbook Built in Ethernet were 22.214.171.124, and 126.96.36.199. Again ensuring that I used identical DNS IP addresses in relevant boxes on both computers solved the problem.
In closing I would like to thank you both for making me review what I had done. And to say to Henry B he was right when you said the Mac OS printer driver provided by HPIJS for the HP V40 series found at http://www.linuxprinting.org/macosx/hpijs/ would work.