I am trying to install a local printer with RHES. Kudzu detects the printer on boot and apparently configures it, and when I launch the
Hardware Browser my HP Deskjet 882C is detected. But when I launch the Redhat Print Manager I have to install the printer again, this time as a printer queue. Why does the OS require two separate configurations? And why is the second a queue instead of just a printer? Although dev/lp0 shows an entry by now, I am prompted by the GUI to configure the printer. The choices are:
Raw Print Queue
24-pin 136 Col
24-pin 80 Col
9-pin 136 Col
9-pin 80 Col
I researched this and found that PCL, not Postscript, is the standard language for HP printers. I counted the pins on the printer cable, there are 25. So none of these selections apply! I'm puzzled, since I also found that HP Printers, and the 882C that I have, are supposed to be compatible with Linux. Also, if I recall correctly, I had this printer working with RH9. What gives?