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Old 04-22-2014, 07:27 AM   #16
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Printer/HP


Tried it all "sudo", "cups", command line.

Uninstalled package "hp gui"

Reinstalled package........same result.

Went to sample page, tried to print......."Print to file" is all I get!

?????????? Sorry guys! I'm trying!
 
Old 04-22-2014, 08:57 AM   #17
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Lets start from scratch.

What linux distribution/version are you running. The min hplip version that supports your printer is 3.9.8
To configure the printer you need to run the hp-setup utility as suggested in a previous post.

To check your distribution/version you can use this install wizard
http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web...ard/index.html

Here is the automatic installation guide.
http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/install.html

If that does not help then you might need to manually install hplip. There are specific instructions based upon the distribution.
 
Old 04-23-2014, 09:19 AM   #18
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Printer Issue

I tried EVERYTHING and still no luck.

Went to "More Applications" on menu (left side of desktop) and for a moment thought I had it but, no...when I reached the point of "user name" and password IT WOULD NOT LET ME IN.

The process recognized my printer and installed a "HP" logo next to time w/HPLIP Status Service, HP Device Mgr and Settings...otherwise nothing. Tried to print a page and it will only print to file!

???????
 
Old 04-23-2014, 11:12 AM   #19
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What distribution / version are you running?
 
Old 04-24-2014, 08:44 AM   #20
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Printer Problems

I am running LINUX MINT 13.

After installing the GUILIP package I went to the terminal to try "setup"

I got to the HP Device Manager and thought that I was on my way to finally get to print.

This AM I got to a point when clicking on HP Device Manager, the process recognized my printer but could not continue due to "no authorization" in "CUPS". I got to the CUPS site and now , I think, I should register to obtain Authorization. Is that correct or am I at a blank wall...again?

Sorry folks...you guys, to this point anyway, have been a tremendous help. If you quit, Ill certainly know why!
 
Old 04-24-2014, 08:56 AM   #21
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Is the user in the lp and/or the lpadmin group? The lp group is needed to have permissions to use the printer. The lpadmin group gives the permissions needed to "setup" the printer. Also note that there's a cups-bsd package which gives the lp / lpr command line option of printing. Which is likely the assumed print method for older software.

$ groups
or
# groups <user>

I've never used the hp-setup method and I have had a couple hp printers over the years. You can set those up in cups. The user will still need to be in the lp and lpadmin groups to setup and use the printer in cups with a web browser. If printing pdf files from a web browser, you will likely need okular installed as well. If printing from the command line with lp or lpr, you will likely need the cups-bsd package installed.
 
Old 04-25-2014, 08:23 AM   #22
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Printer Problem

Signed up for CUPS

Got id and password.

Went to sign in,,,,,it won't let me.

????????????
 
Old 04-25-2014, 08:42 AM   #23
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Signed up for CUPS?

Use your regular username,password.
http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/194
 
Old 04-25-2014, 09:05 AM   #24
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Printer Problem

I just followed your instructions.

Signed into CUPS with my user name and password.

Went to Admin, add printer, box comes up asking for name and password. I enter and it keeps popping up looking for name and password. I enter again and again and again...tells me I am unauthorized!

I am signed in yet I'm unauthorized...figure that one out!
 
Old 04-26-2014, 12:27 AM   #25
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The user has to be in the lp / lpadmin groups. aka /etc/group. And of course changes to your groups do not take affect until you logout and login again. Or su to yourself if going the cli route.
 
Old 04-27-2014, 08:16 AM   #26
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I'm done!

Tried everything

Signed up for CUPS..able to login..no problem... go to setup printer...forbidden is the message.

Tried every tutorial known to man.....zero, zip result!!

I've gone to the terminal so many times and typed in so many things...can't stand it any more.

Have to delete Linux and go back to Windows.
 
Old 04-28-2014, 08:32 AM   #27
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I got this far...now what can I do to get printer set-up?


Try 'install --help' for more information.
[boman4235@localhost ~]$ install --help
Usage: install [OPTION]... [-T] SOURCE DEST
or: install [OPTION]... SOURCE... DIRECTORY
or: install [OPTION]... -t DIRECTORY SOURCE...
or: install [OPTION]... -d DIRECTORY...

This install program copies files (often just compiled) into destination
locations you choose. If you want to download and install a ready-to-use
package on a GNU/Linux system, you should instead be using a package manager
like yum(1) or apt-get(1).

In the first three forms, copy SOURCE to DEST or multiple SOURCE(s) to
the existing DIRECTORY, while setting permission modes and owner/group.
In the 4th form, create all components of the given DIRECTORY(ies).

Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.
--backup[=CONTROL] make a backup of each existing destination file
-b like --backup but does not accept an argument
-c (ignored)
-C, --compare compare each pair of source and destination files, and
in some cases, do not modify the destination at all
-d, --directory treat all arguments as directory names; create all
components of the specified directories
-D create all leading components of DEST except the last,
then copy SOURCE to DEST
-g, --group=GROUP set group ownership, instead of process' current group
-m, --mode=MODE set permission mode (as in chmod), instead of rwxr-xr-x
-o, --owner=OWNER set ownership (super-user only)
-p, --preserve-timestamps apply access/modification times of SOURCE files
to corresponding destination files
-s, --strip strip symbol tables
--strip-program=PROGRAM program used to strip binaries
-S, --suffix=SUFFIX override the usual backup suffix
-t, --target-directory=DIRECTORY copy all SOURCE arguments into DIRECTORY
-T, --no-target-directory treat DEST as a normal file
-v, --verbose print the name of each directory as it is created
--preserve-context preserve SELinux security context
-Z, --context=CONTEXT set SELinux security context of files and directories
--help display this help and exit
--version output version information and exit

The backup suffix is '~', unless set with --suffix or SIMPLE_BACKUP_SUFFIX.
The version control method may be selected via the --backup option or through
the VERSION_CONTROL environment variable. Here are the values:

none, off never make backups (even if --backup is given)
numbered, t make numbered backups
existing, nil numbered if numbered backups exist, simple otherwise
simple, never always make simple backups
 
Old 04-28-2014, 05:39 PM   #28
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you were asked what distro you were running on post #2 and didnt answer it until post #20.

this is on the mint boards:
Quote:
What doesn't work:

Auto-detect when connected to the network.

What was done to make it work:

When connected using the printer's built-in wireless, you need the IP address of the printer to get it working.
Press Scan, then Menu Wireless, then Print wireless network settings page, and on the printed page is the IP address.

Then, to set-up wireless printing:
In the menu, click Preferences, Printing. Add printer, under Network Printer, choose Find printer. Enter the IP and you're done.

I recommend to set up a fixed IP address in the printer's web interface (which you can open by typing the IP address into a browser's address bar)

Additional notes:

Scanning is a bit slow.

After adding it as a printer, it gets automatically added to scanning programs based on Sane.
http://community.linuxmint.com/hardware/view/5328
 
Old 05-02-2014, 08:42 AM   #29
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I followed your instructions to set up a fixed IP address in the printer's web interface and typing in Firefox browser.

After following instructions: I printed the test page from printer menu and everything looked ok...except when i entered the info, I got the message Firefox can't find the server at ..........." (my http address).

CHECKED:
Port mDNS, SLP all are enabled.

Network Status is ready.

Connection type Wireless

In Short, all categories show no error messages.

Restarted PC and Printer....no luck.

???? any help would be appreciated.

Thanks
 
Old 05-02-2014, 08:45 AM   #30
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I should mention that when I went to Menu and Preferences, I could not find "Printer".
I then went to set up as you recommended thru the web interface.
 
  


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