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Printer driver for HP 722 (RH 5.1)

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I'm going to setup RH 5.1 and win98 in a dual boot setup and I have a HP 722C printer.  The problem I have is that I previously ran this setup and never could find any information on drivers for this device.  I am very new to linux, but previously, I had major problems with the bootup process (modifying the MBR-causing win95/98 to not be able to boot).  I read somewhere that I might be able to use LOADLIN as opposed to LILO and it may be safer (not editing my MBR), and I could "share" devices/files with my current windows installation.  Is this correct?  I'm running a PII-333 (overclocked to 416Mhz) with 64 Mram/USR 56k sportster/Matrox Mystique video card/Monster 3d card/Adaptec AVA-2902E/I scsi card with a HP 5P scanner/SB AWE 64 GOLD.  Is there any problem with these devices and linux (no driver availability)?  I've checked the driver lists and not found any indications of problems, but some of these devices I've been unable to find ANY information on.  Thanks much!
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Curb,

Try using the printtool utility.  If you've already got X running, you can invoke it by typing "printtool" in a shell window.  Without X, you're out of luck, so set that up first.  When you run printtool, it should pop up a window detailing print queues.  Hit the "add" button.  Select "local printer".  It will try to "autodetect" your printer.  This autodetect feature never works for me and I just blow through the error dialog and set it up by hand.  Here's an example list of arguments you should give the next screen:

names:  lp
spool directory:  /var/spool/lpd/lp
file limit: 0
printer device:  /dev/lp0
Input filter:  [use the select dialog and select the DeskJet 550C series] *auto* DeskJet550

I'm selecting DeskJet 550C because most DeskJet printers use basically the same driver.  That's the one that comes closest (at least in version number) to yours.

OK out of all open screens.

You should at this point have a print queue named "lp" set up.

Test it by doing something like "lpr -Plp /etc/issue"

Your printer should spit out a page with some text.

Good luck!


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