Setting up HP Printer via USB print server
I've been working at this for a few days. I've searched all over and as far as I can tell, I'm setting up my printer correctly. I have hpcups (latest version.) My printer is an HP Officejet 5610. It works perfectly if I set it up directly (USB to Ubuntu machine.) No configuring is required. I just plug it in and it already has the drivers. However, when I set it up through the print server, it acts very strangely. It appears to start sending the file, the printer starts to pull the paper, then it just hangs. The printer states "printing" and stays in that state until I turn it off. CUPS states that the printer is "processing" and it stays that way until I cancel the print job.
So, I really don't know what more do to. The way I set up the printer was by going to System->Administration->Printing. I added and chose LPD/LPR Host or Printer. I put in my IP address for the print server, clicked "probe" (it came up with the queue name "PASSTHRU") then hit "Forward." I chose "HP" and then chose "HP 5600 Series." Everything seems right, but then it all goes wrong.
Any ideas would be great. I've done lots of trying and lots of searching before finally deciding to post to a forum. Every tutorial I find leads me to believe I've set this up right.