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how do i select drivers to upload?


Hi - I am new to iPrint on Netware 6.5, and so far everything seems to
make sense except how I upload drivers into the Broker. Here's my
current situation: I have a new HP DeskJet 6940 with a built-in
ethernet JetDirect card. I configured the DNS and DHCP so the printer
will work properly, then I installed the HP drivers on my test computer
(and selected the Network installation rather than the USB installation
option). I can print just fine to the new printer over the network. Now
I fire up iManager, go into iPrint, and select Manage Broker. I select
my Broker, then go to the Resource Management Service tab and select
the Windows XP Drivers link on that page. I have two options: Add From
File and Add From System. Although I have the CD, the Add From File
upload dialog wants me to select an INF file - and there are 15 INF's
on the CD! The Add From System button allows me to add lots of printers
from my local Windows repository, but my new printer installation (the
6940) is not on the list (even after a restart). Can anyone point me in
the right direction on how to find and select a printer driver to
upload (using either method or even an entirely different method)?

Thanx, Mike


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Re: how do i select drivers to upload?

On Thu, 05 Apr 2007 18:27:50 +0000, jmor3 wrote:

> I have two options: Add From File and Add From System. Although
> I have the CD, the Add From File upload dialog wants me to select an INF
> file - and there are 15 INF's on the CD!


Try giving this tool a shot:

http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/tools/13952.html

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Re: how do i select drivers to upload?

jmor3 wrote:
> Hi - I am new to iPrint on Netware 6.5, and so far everything seems to
> make sense except how I upload drivers into the Broker. Here's my
> current situation: I have a new HP DeskJet 6940 with a built-in
> ethernet JetDirect card. I configured the DNS and DHCP so the printer
> will work properly, then I installed the HP drivers on my test computer
> (and selected the Network installation rather than the USB installation
> option). I can print just fine to the new printer over the network. Now
> I fire up iManager, go into iPrint, and select Manage Broker. I select
> my Broker, then go to the Resource Management Service tab and select
> the Windows XP Drivers link on that page. I have two options: Add From
> File and Add From System. Although I have the CD, the Add From File
> upload dialog wants me to select an INF file - and there are 15 INF's
> on the CD! The Add From System button allows me to add lots of printers
> from my local Windows repository, but my new printer installation (the
> 6940) is not on the list (even after a restart). Can anyone point me in
> the right direction on how to find and select a printer driver to
> upload (using either method or even an entirely different method)?


Add from file will work, but you'll have to find the right INF file.
Generally the CD is broken into platforms, so you'll need to find the XP
section on the CD, then from there if there are multiple INF files, you
can often deduce which one goes with your printer from looking at the
name. If not, you can go ahead and select the INF file, and it will
show the names of the printers that the INF file supports, so if your
printer isn't on the list, try the next INF file.

Or you can use the tool that Joseph Marton suggested in the previous
post. It will package up the driver from an already installed print driver.
Hope that helps.
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Re: how do i select drivers to upload?

iPrint Linux wrote:

> Or you can use the tool that Joseph Marton suggested in the previous
> post


🙂

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Re: how do i select drivers to upload?

Tommy Mikkelsen wrote:
> iPrint Linux wrote:
>
>> Or you can use the tool that Joseph Marton suggested in the previous
>> post

>
> 🙂
>

Or you download the latest driver in your language from HP. This will be
only one inf file and it will be the right one. Extra is that it will be
the latest driver. The ones on the CD or most of the time older.

Martin
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how do i select drivers to upload?

>I am having a similar issue with HP printers. It seems that HP no longer
provides stand alone drivers for all in one printers. I have an officejet
7310 that will not install from iPrint. I have tried every driver on the
installation cd as well as the drivers provided in the HP Corporate
Solution bundle available on their website. Does ANYONE have any ideas on
how to install these printer drivers correctly in iPrint?



> Hi - I am new to iPrint on Netware 6.5, and so far everything seems to
> make sense except how I upload drivers into the Broker. Here's my
> current situation: I have a new HP DeskJet 6940 with a built-in
> ethernet JetDirect card. I configured the DNS and DHCP so the printer
> will work properly, then I installed the HP drivers on my test computer
> (and selected the Network installation rather than the USB installation
> option). I can print just fine to the new printer over the network. Now
> I fire up iManager, go into iPrint, and select Manage Broker. I select
> my Broker, then go to the Resource Management Service tab and select
> the Windows XP Drivers link on that page. I have two options: Add From
> File and Add From System. Although I have the CD, the Add From File
> upload dialog wants me to select an INF file - and there are 15 INF's
> on the CD! The Add From System button allows me to add lots of printers
> from my local Windows repository, but my new printer installation (the
> 6940) is not on the list (even after a restart). Can anyone point me in
> the right direction on how to find and select a printer driver to
> upload (using either method or even an entirely different method)?
>
> Thanx, Mike
>
>
> --
> jmor3


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how do i select drivers to upload?

> >I am having a similar issue with HP printers. It seems that HP no
longer
> provides stand alone drivers for all in one printers. I have an

officejet
> 7310 that will not install from iPrint. I have tried every driver on

the
> installation cd as well as the drivers provided in the HP Corporate
> Solution bundle available on their website. Does ANYONE have any ideas

on
> how to install these printer drivers correctly in iPrint?
>
>
>
> > Hi - I am new to iPrint on Netware 6.5, and so far everything seems to
> > make sense except how I upload drivers into the Broker. Here's my
> > current situation: I have a new HP DeskJet 6940 with a built-in
> > ethernet JetDirect card. I configured the DNS and DHCP so the printer
> > will work properly, then I installed the HP drivers on my test

computer
> > (and selected the Network installation rather than the USB

installation
> > option). I can print just fine to the new printer over the network.

Now
> > I fire up iManager, go into iPrint, and select Manage Broker. I select
> > my Broker, then go to the Resource Management Service tab and select
> > the Windows XP Drivers link on that page. I have two options: Add From
> > File and Add From System. Although I have the CD, the Add From File
> > upload dialog wants me to select an INF file - and there are 15 INF's
> > on the CD! The Add From System button allows me to add lots of

printers
> > from my local Windows repository, but my new printer installation (the
> > 6940) is not on the list (even after a restart). Can anyone point me

in
> > the right direction on how to find and select a printer driver to
> > upload (using either method or even an entirely different method)?
> >
> > Thanx, Mike
> >
> >
> > --
> > jmor3

>




In addition..i have used the tool and the driver seemingly installed
correctly. It will not print anything. Any document or file I try to
print gets hung up in the spooler with an unspecified error. Any
suggestions?
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Re: how do i select drivers to upload?


Hi - I agree, Tommy - it's important to post the results. The issue with
the HP DeskJet 6940 (with the builtin ethernet) was that the HP online
monolithic (single file) downloadable driver is only available for USB
printing configuration, and the HP CD that comes with the printer has
~220MB of files for an Express install and ~400MB for a Full install
(because HP forces the photo software install with the driver install).
In addition, the printer driver files are not neatly segmented on the
CD into folders I could find to copy to the iPrint server. So here's
what I did:

1. I configured the printer for network operations (DNS and a fixed IP
address).
2. I installed the printer drivers (which included HP photo software by
default) on my test computer.
3. I downloaded Joe Marton's PDRVGen.exe program (you will need a .rar
extraction program such as WinRAR to extract the .exe file from the
download).
4. I ran the PDRVGen.exe program on my test computer, which detected
that I had the HP DeskJet 6940 printer driver installed on the test
computer. (Note: you should create a temp directory in which you will
store the files generated by the PDRVGen.exe program before you run the
PDRVGen.exe program). When I was finished, I had a temp directory with
48 files (and only one .inf file titled pdrvgen.inf in that
directory).
5. With the new printer driver files created (and only one .inf in
those files instead of the 15 .inf files listed on the HP driver CD), I
returned to iManager and created a new iPrinter with the correct
values. When I returned to the Add From File option button, I aimed the
dialog box at the pdrvgen.inf file in the temp directory ... and
iManager started slurping up all the files in that directory (the files
totaled about 22MB in size).
6. I used my customer workstation to browse to the iPrint web page and
installed the new HP DeskJet 6940 printer to the computer with no
problems. I did notice that it took a few minutes to download the
printer driver, but that was probably an issue with the size of the
printer files downloaded (or maybe the network was busy just then).

Joe, you can call on me anytime for a favor - your tool saved me a lot
of work :-).

Thanx, Mike


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Re: how do i select drivers to upload?


> In addition..i have used the tool and the driver seemingly installed
> correctly. It will not print anything. Any document or file I try to
> print gets hung up in the spooler with an unspecified error. Any
> suggestions?


I'm wondering if it makes a difference (when you set up the Printer in
iPrint) if you use RAW (and aim the printer at port 9100) or the other
option. I selected RAW and port 9100 because it's what I always used
when I set up direct IP printing in Windows. I think the job still
spools locally, then gets sent through the iPrint client to the iPrint
server (where it queues for printing to the network device). Please let
me know if you want a complete list of my settings to compare with
yours.

Thanx, Mike


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Re: how do i select drivers to upload?

jmor3 wrote:

> Hi - I agree, Tommy - it's important to post the results.


Never said otherwise


> 3. I downloaded Joe Marton's PDRVGen.exe program


That'll make him happy, but FUI, I wrote pdrvgen 😉

>you will need a .rar extraction program such as WinRAR to extract the .exe file from the
> download).


Yep....Next time I make an update to it, I'll upload it as a zip file instead,
or maybe just the plain exe file...It's not that big

> Joe, you can call on me anytime for a favor - your tool saved me a lot
> of work :-).


Again...He'll love you for that

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Re: how do i select drivers to upload?


> 3. I downloaded Joe Marton's PDRVGen.exe program


That'll make him happy, but FUI, I wrote pdrvgen 😉


> Joe, you can call on me anytime for a favor - your tool saved me a

lot
> of work :-).


Again...He'll love you for that

=========================

I stand corrected 😉 ... the utility is great, and Tommy and Joe both
deserve full credit (and a return favor from yours truly) for the
time-saver!

Thanx, Mike


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Re: how do i select drivers to upload?

jmor3 wrote:

> I stand corrected 😉


NP

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Re: how do i select drivers to upload?

That worked perfectly with the 7310 and with all the other printers i have
been having problems with. THANKS!

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