comp.periphs.printers - Information on printers.
Can anyone help me get this silly machine to print a basic test page from a Windows XP Pro machine, via our IP intranet? My friend's C250 has served for years as a reliable copier. Now we want to use it as a network printer. We have installed the relevant drivers, from the bizhub's CDROM collection, to a new WinXP Pro computer named "Gamma." We installed into Gamma the Windows capabilty to print to an LPR printer, first by adding "Print Services for Unix" in the XP Control Panel; then by adding the printing device "locally" that is an LPR with the relevant IP address... and hostname. The "address of the server providing lpd" is 192.168.1.81. The "name of the printer on that server" is KMBT560A94. I must wonder about that hostname, which comes to us as a "given." I was not able to assign a hostname into the bizhub, as I have successfully done with various ip-accessible print servers that attach to printers. I ping the ip address 192.168.1.81 successfully, every time, from the computer. When I print a test page to this LPR printer, there is a brief spooling action under Windows Control Panel ...printers. The job seems to go through perfectly...at the computer, at least. The document number rises from 0 to 1, and then goes back to 0. The document name flashes briefly in the printer's queue, before disappearing, as should be the case when a job turns into hard copy at a printer. The only problem is that no print job EVER emerges. 100% failure. Any suggestions would be appreciated. My friend, who owns the machine, and who is "non technical," wonders if he might need to "log into" the bizhub, at its key panel, in order to get print jobs to come out. Meanwhile, the machine works fine as a copier, without any ip involvement. P.S. Some time ago, I got into the keypanel of this machine, changed the password, and entered the ip address shown above. I enabled the "ping" reaction, too. THANK YOU.
Ie been happily scanning items to my desktop through our LAN and the BizHub C250 has always put all pages in a scan job into one pdf as expected. Yesterday, it started putting each page of the scan into a separate pdf. Before I noticed it and stopped the job, it had made about 100 pdf files. I checked the settings on the Konica itself and on the Webpage interface and it very clearly shows the settings with eparate scan disabled. And yet it still puts all pages into separate files. I deleted and re-registered the user (me) but that didn make any difference. I also just tried enabling eparate scan scanning, and then disabling eparate scan before scanning once again. No matter which way I have that setting, I always get separate pdfs. Any suggestions? I could combine all the seperate pages into one pdf but that takes a rather cumbersom extra step. -- Bob Arnett
I have a new computer with Vista Ultimate. I have a Konica Minolta 2400w printer connected; I downloaded and installed KM's printer driver for Vista. When I send a print job to the printer, the printer whirs and clanks as if it is going to print, but after a minute, goes silent with its green light blinking. If I go to spooler services, stop and restart services, then (after about 30 sec.) the document will print. This is true for several programs and a test page from printer properties. However, I have an ancient (ca. 1996) program, Managing Your Money for Windows, that I still use because it will print checks on any check format. If I print a check, the printer prints immediately. Also, I have an old HP Deskjet 895Cxi printer; I can print to it without any problem. The KM printer worked fine on my old XP computer. Any suggestions why it won't work with Vista and what I can do? -- Weird Harold
Hello, I bought a new konica-minolta printer: Magicolor 4650 DN. It comes with lots of printer drivers. I use Windows 7 64 bit. I think the printer installed itself when I plugged it into the network router (linksys). Windows 7 found the printer and I added the printer and it seem to work, including settings / properties for duplex / grayscale / color / page layout / number of pages per sheet etc. Question: This printer should support a lot of things and when I want to download software from the Konica minolta driver webpage, there are lots of things to download. Some of these have something to do with "ppd, pcl, xps" etc... I don't know what these things mean. Here are some of the directory names I downloaded: KMPPD64PSMINIwin MC4650MONOwinx64 MC4650PCL6Winx64 MC4650PPDWin MC4650PSWinx64 MC4650XPSMINIVista MC4650XPSVistax64 UPDPCL6Winx64 UPDPSWinx64 Should I install all of these ? Why ? What extra will they give me ? I assume Vista-drivers are the same as Windows 7-drivers, right? Please clarify. I guess the printer would be capable of doing something more if I install these things - why else are they possible to download? Please help a newbie - full instructions/explanations would be nice...