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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.
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!
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 <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.
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, --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
you were asked what distro you were running on post #2 and didnt answer it until post #20.
this is on the mint boards:
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)
Scanning is a bit slow.
After adding it as a printer, it gets automatically added to scanning programs based on Sane.
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).