||05-23-2012 08:35 AM
I would do these things: if the printer is a network printer; i.e., it's connected via Ethernet, set a fixed IP address in your printer (say, 192.168.1.10 or something similar depending upon the IP address of your router or switch); get the current stable HPLIP software from HP (at http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/h...-3.12.4.tar.gz
). While you're about it, think up a name (short and sweet) for the printer and add an entry for it in /etc/hosts
; something like
On your Slackware DVD/CD-ROM, copy the source/ap/hplip
directory somewhere (say, /usr/local/hplip
), cd /usr/local/hplip
and remove the hplip*.tar.gz
file that's there (it's the older version). Copy the hplip-3.12.4.tar.gz
file you downloaded in that directory. Then
<wait a while>
That gives you the current HPLIP to work with.
Log out and log back in as root and startx
That'll do 'er -- be sure to use the fixed IP address and name you made up (those get recorded in CUPS by hp-setup
). You can read through http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web.../hp_setup.html
(although some of it is not too relevant, it's a good guide).
Hope this helps some.