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Old 04-18-2014, 08:16 AM   #1
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Help with Printer Set up


Hello!

Windows user forever and brand new to LINUX so pls bear with me:

need to use my Printer; How do I use a set up procedure?

Prior to LINUX install on my hard drive, I naturally booted into Windows XP...now I cannot...any suggestions?

Thanks in advance for any assistance!

Boman
 
Old 04-18-2014, 09:00 AM   #2
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Hello!

Windows user forever and brand new to LINUX so pls bear with me:

need to use my Printer; How do I use a set up procedure?
Which linux distro are you using?

Quote:
Prior to LINUX install on my hard drive, I naturally booted into Windows XP...now I cannot...any suggestions?
Thanks in advance for any assistance!

Boman
Describe how exactly you installed linux on your hard drive.
jdk
 
Old 04-18-2014, 10:23 PM   #3
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Also, what make and model printer?
 
Old 04-19-2014, 08:11 AM   #4
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The printer is a:

HP Photosmart C4780

Wireless
 
Old 04-19-2014, 08:40 AM   #5
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as long as the printer is connected to your network, I think you need to install hplip [assuming fedora]:
Code:
 sudo yum install hplip
 
Old 04-19-2014, 08:58 PM   #6
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schneidz is quite right. HPLIP is without question the best way to set up and manage an HP printer on Linux.

If you are using a package manager, note that the HPLIP GUI interface (hp-toolbox) is often a separate package.
 
Old 04-20-2014, 08:32 AM   #7
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installed the hp lip gui interface package

What next?
 
Old 04-20-2014, 11:08 AM   #8
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installed the hp lip gui interface package

What next?
You must have installed more than hplip-gui, correct? Also hplip and hplip-data. Is that correct?
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Old 04-20-2014, 11:40 AM   #9
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Connect the printer, switch it on, and then run the command "hp-setup" in a terminal.

You can learn a lot of useful things here:
http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/index.html

Last edited by DavidMcCann; 04-20-2014 at 11:41 AM.
 
Old 04-21-2014, 07:51 AM   #10
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JDK..Yes I did install more than the HP GUI.
Do I go back to Package, uninstall and just install HP GUI?
 
Old 04-21-2014, 08:11 AM   #11
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JDK..Yes I did install more than the HP GUI.
Do I go back to Package, uninstall and just install HP GUI?
No, you need the others, too. AFAIK, the hp-gui package is just a graphical frontend, and it uses those other packages to do its thing.

As a rule of thumb (as far as I know, someone correct me if I'm wrong), if you have two packages, foo and foo-gui, foo will run without foo-gui, but foo-gui will not run without foo. In other words, foo is a dependancy to foo-gui, but foo-gui is not a dependancy for foo.
 
Old 04-21-2014, 09:25 AM   #12
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Printer

used automatic download hplip 3.14.4 Result: will not let me run.

Went to terminal and typed in Result "cannot run..permission denied"

hopeless, I suppose............Lost!
 
Old 04-21-2014, 09:50 AM   #13
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You have to run the program as root or use sudo. Is that what you did? If not, you will get a "permission denied" message.
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Old 04-21-2014, 10:58 AM   #14
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If you're going to use the printer wirelessly you might have to set it up in cups. And add the user to some groups.

http://localhost:631
http://127.0.0.1:631

Or whatever applies. Normally it'll support a protocol like IPP. And maybe some networking stuff to connect to the printer which might have to be configured on printer.
 
Old 04-21-2014, 05:23 PM   #15
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Add "sudo " to the front of the command (including a space).
 
  


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