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Old 04-13-2008, 11:29 PM   #1
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PCLinusOS --Give me explicit instructions on installing HP Officejet j5780 Printer


Just Installed PCLinuxOS:
Can't get it to Install HP Officejet J5780 All-In-One
Printer not listed in available printers.
I can use Super User Terminal, If you give me what to type in.

Thanks
 
Old 04-13-2008, 11:47 PM   #2
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HPs 5780 All-in-one is listed by HP as Linux supported. So, try opening a browser and enter this in the URL box: http://localhost:631.

That will get you to the CUPS admin page. Click on Manage Printers and try to add a printer. You may have to enter the root password to do so. Then go through the steps to configure your printer (which will include selecting the correct driver).

In fact, in CUPS, you can define several printers, each for a specific task, even if you have only one printer. Such as: draft greyscale, draft color, normal grascale, normal color, letter-quality greyscale, photo-quality color. You can set them up for portrait, and a similar set for landscape. Designate one to be the default.

When you are ready to print from an application, select the name you have assigned for the print quality you want.
 
Old 04-14-2008, 01:43 AM   #3
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Some hp-info about j5700 series here:
http://hplip.sourceforge.net/models/...00_series.html
 
Old 04-15-2008, 07:15 AM   #4
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PCLinusOS --Give me explicit instructions on installing HP Officejet j5780 Printer

Thank You All for your help.

I got the Printer setup & here is what I did:

Went to Package Mgr & updated "HPLip", applied changes
Then went to HP ToolBox (Didn't know I had that)
And followed instructions & it was pretty easy, after that.

Thanks Again
 
  


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