How to Install Star Ethernet (LAN) printer on Fedora Linux OS

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Introduction

This application note explains how to install various Star Ethernet Printers on the Fedora Linux OS. While this document was developed using the TSP100, it is applicable to the printers listed below.

 

Supported Printers: TSP100III, TSP650II, SP700, TSP800II, TSP700II.

Supported Interfaces: Ethernet (LAN).

Supported Environments: Fedora Linux.

 

Download the CUPS_for_Linux driver from our Global Support Website.

NOTE: Extract the zipped file and copy the starcups.rpm folder to the desktop.

 

Open the Terminal and type in the following commands separately:

Type ‘su”

Type ‘cd Desktop’

Type ‘rpm -iv starcups driver name’ (example shown below)

 

Wait until Terminal confirms CUPS has been stopped and started again

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Perform a self-test on the printer by turning the power OFF, holding down the FEED button and turning the printer back ON. It will print two tests.

NOTE: The second test will show the current IP parameters at the bottom of the page. It will display the DHCP or BOOTP IP address. If it shows all zeros with “Didn’t obtain”, an IP address must be manually assigned via Terminal.

 

Open the terminal and type in “telnet IP address” (e.g. telnet 192.168.192.32)

A login prompt will appear. Login: root, Password: public

 

Choose option one from the main menu by typing “1” and clicking enter

 

Enter “1” again to assign a static Ip address and then type in the desired IP address

 

Type “2” to enter the subnet mask.

NOTE: After assigning the IP address and subnet mask, type “99” to go back to the main menu

 

Type “98” to save and then type “1” to select “Save & Restart Device and Configuration Printing”

 

There will be confirmation that the IP parameters have been set. The printer will restart and print out the assigned IP address

 

Open any web browser and type “localhost:631”. Then click add printer

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Type in the printer Name, Location and Description (optional) and then click continue

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For device, select “LPD/LPR printer or host” and then click continue

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Type in the device URI as follows:

lpd://IP address/printer name (e.g. lpd://192.168.192.32)

 

Click continue

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Select “Star” in the make dropdown and click continue

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Browse and select the printer model and then click “Add Printer”

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The browser will confirm that the printer has been added successfully

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To confirm communication with the printer, click “Print Test Page”

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