HPLIP on Slackware or, getting my printer working
Okay, I have the following
Slackware 10.2 with the 2.4 kernel
HP Officejet v40
I am trying to install the HPLIP driver per the instructions here.
I get as far as step 10 when it tells me to run the following command
which on my machine comes back with the following error
bash: /etc/init.d/hplip: No such file or directory
and indeed there doesnt seem to be a directory /etc/init.d and thus there cant really be a file hplip inside of it. All 9 steps before that seem to work flawlessly.
Am I supposed to make this folder? nowhere in the instructions did it indicated to do so.
What am I doing wrong?
Thanx in advance
I'm using hplip-0.9.6 which I built myself on Slackware-current.
If you untar hplip source, there is hplip.sh script in the top directory of untared hplip-0.9.6.tar.gz.
I copied hplip.sh in /etc/rc.d/ as rc.hplip ( and editted line 29 and 30 ). Next, I added following lines on /etc/rc.d/rc.M just before
cups start-up lines.
# Start HPLIP before CUPS
if [ -x /etc/rc.d/rc.hplip ]; then
( I don't know whther rc.local is better than rc.M... )
The easiest way may be to use precompiled binary at http://www.linuxpackages.net/ .
Sorry for my poor English.
My former comment was not correct.
Just copying hplip.sh will not work. You need to edit line #29 and #30 as follows.
I was able to understand clearly.
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Okay, so I got past the
command, I installed the package from linuxpackages.net and then ran the command it seemed to run fine.
but then I immediately get stuck on the next step
I get a similiar error to when I was running hplip
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