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Old 02-22-2010, 03:13 PM   #1
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Setup printer in Arch Linux


I tried setting up my printer (HP Deskjet D4260) under Arch Linux, but with no success.

I tried following the page on printing in ArchWiki, and I tried playing around with it, but I just couldn't get it to work.

Can you tell he how to do this?
 
Old 02-22-2010, 03:46 PM   #2
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Regardless of the distro, I now always use web interface (localhost:631)

Does the installer find the printer?

Does it find one or more drivers?

Do you have HPLIP and GutenPrint installed?
 
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The problem I was having before was that CUPS would fail to start manually, but I still left it installed and added cups to the DAEMONS array in rc.conf.

I just installed gutenprint and logged onto localhost:631, and it worked (must have started and boot time). I set up the printer there and it works!

BTW, what is gutenprint and is it required?
 
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gutenprint is simply one of the many driver options. It does not seem to work with some Lasers, but I use it exclusively with my Epson inkjets. It now has head cleaning and testing built is and is --in many ways better than the Epson Windows drivers.
 
  


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