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Old 05-18-2012, 08:38 AM   #1
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Slackware, CUPS, and HP Printing


Well Slackware and Gentoo are the only two Linux distributions that HP has not made drivers available for my network printer.

http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web...pro_l7600.html

Anyone have any ideas? I have to be able to use my printer.
 
Old 05-18-2012, 08:45 AM   #2
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Are you basing the level of support on what that webpage says, or have you actually tested it?
 
Old 05-18-2012, 08:53 AM   #3
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Are you basing the level of support on what that webpage says, or have you actually tested it?
I have tried setting it up as IPP, HTTP, and Samba in CUPS and none of those were able to print the test page.

If I open up HP Device Manager and use auto discover the printer is found, but just like the HP Support page indicates I can only read the printer status, I cannot print or scan or do anything with the printer.

I've got to get this resolved or I'm back in the distro search again.

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Old 05-19-2012, 11:11 AM   #4
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Have you tried this?
 
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Old 05-19-2012, 04:12 PM   #6
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Have you tried this?
I haven't tried that yet but I certainly will and I'll report back. Thanks!
 
Old 05-20-2012, 03:42 PM   #7
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What if you configure your printer to use a static ip and then manually enter this IP in HP Device Manager when you add the printer? I have an Officejet Pro 8500 connected to my router's ethernet and if I don't do this, my printer doesn't show up at all in HP Device Manager.
 
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Old 05-20-2012, 05:05 PM   #8
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What if you configure your printer to use a static ip and then manually enter this IP in HP Device Manager when you add the printer? I have an Officejet Pro 8500 connected to my router's ethernet and if I don't do this, my printer doesn't show up at all in HP Device Manager.
I'll try this tomorrow at work! HP device manager recognizes the printer and I can look at all its stats but when I try to select the printer to continue the wizard, then the programs throws a connection error.
 
Old 05-22-2012, 09:45 AM   #9
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Did you resolve this?

Sometimes hplip can be a touch temperamental, but I've always found it to work. I always set up a Photosmart all-in-one via wireless with it, and it always works.

It would be a good idea to set a static ip for the printer.
 
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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
Code:
192.168.1.15		InkJet
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
Code:
su -
hplip.SlackBuild
<wait a while>
upgradepkg /tmp/hplip*.t?z
That gives you the current HPLIP to work with.

Log out and log back in as root and startx. Then
Code:
hp-setup
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.
 
Old 05-23-2012, 08:44 AM   #11
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Did you resolve this?

Sometimes hplip can be a touch temperamental, but I've always found it to work. I always set up a Photosmart all-in-one via wireless with it, and it always works.

It would be a good idea to set a static ip for the printer.
You guys really are fantastic, has anyone told you that lately?

Big thanks to @rinias and @kabamaru. To my utter astonishment, setting the printer to a static IP address somehow magically fixed the connection error I was getting when I tried to print. Don't I feel stupid, I lost almost 2 full days trying to get this thing to print and all I needed was a static IP! Wow...
 
  


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