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Old 01-10-2008, 09:39 PM   #16
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Quote:
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... they had a HP 2430 when I look under printers in Yast I see a DJ 2400 I am guessing these use the same linux drivers? ...
Yes, the "6500" I referred to is actually a 6520! Same drivers.
 
Old 01-13-2008, 03:32 PM   #17
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Hello People

I went a got a HP Deskjet 2430. It worked out of the box. Is there any way I an access advance functions or options? I have been playing around in Yast and have'nt made any headway.


Thanks in advance.
I really do appreciate everybody's input.
Coming from windows this is all new territory to me.

Sam
 
Old 01-13-2008, 04:06 PM   #18
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If you have hplip installed, hp-toolbox will allow you to access most functions and options of the printer.
 
Old 01-16-2008, 11:13 AM   #19
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I went to HP.com/support and downloaded the HPLIP through sourcepage?
I accidently downloaded it to my desktop and installed it. When I go to
/home/sam I have so many files and one that is locked.

Where can I move all these files to or do I just delete them and start over?

It did print out the HPLIP test page saying it was installed.

I did a search for HP tools and can not find it. I went into Yast under printers can could'nt find anything there.

How can I access HPtools?

Thank you for your help

Sam
 
Old 01-16-2008, 07:15 PM   #20
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I have a hard time believing that hplip and hp-toolbox are not in the Suse repositories..

downloading and installing them manually is just making it harder on yourself, but if you like doing things the hard way, that's up to you.
 
Old 01-17-2008, 01:39 AM   #21
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I went to HP.com/support and downloaded the HPLIP through sourcepage?
I accidently downloaded it to my desktop and installed it. When I go to
/home/sam I have so many files and one that is locked.

Where can I move all these files to or do I just delete them and start over?

It did print out the HPLIP test page saying it was installed.

I did a search for HP tools and can not find it. I went into Yast under printers can could'nt find anything there.

How can I access HPtools?

Thank you for your help

Sam
"HPtools" is probably just not in your "path".
If you don't want to edit your path to include whatever strange directory hptools might be in, look in possibly /home/whatever user/ or just search your whole drive. You can easily make a shortcut to the commands once you find where they are. The only drawback will be they will only be installed for your user account--not system wide.

Uninstalling would require a similar script from hp as the one that installed (I assume *.run or *.sh) and it may be already in the files you downloaded to your desktop. Previous poster is right that a package would be a better way to install, though I am not as confident one would be available.

If you uninstalled and reinstalled I would do it as root, although some may disagree?

Edit: next post clears up rpm issue and it's available after all.

Last edited by steve02169; 01-18-2008 at 12:12 AM. Reason: info
 
Old 01-17-2008, 06:54 PM   #22
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http://www.novell.com/products/linux...use/hplip.html

It's listed on the Novell site in the package list, so it's definitely in the Suse repository and on the DVD.

Code:
Version:      2.7.7
Release:      36
Medium:       DVD1
Path:         /suse/i586/hplip-2.7.7-36.i586.rpm
Group:        Hardware/Printing
License:      BSD 3-Clause, GPL v2 or later, In general all applications 
              are covered by the GNU General Public License (GPL) and the 
              backend is covered by a MIT license. The printer driver 
              HPIJS uses a BSD license. See the COPYING file in
              the HPLIP tar ball for more details.
Size: 	      17.83 MB
hp-toolbox should be located in /usr/bin according to the file list for that package.

Last edited by farslayer; 01-17-2008 at 06:58 PM.
 
Old 01-18-2008, 12:10 AM   #23
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http://www.novell.com/products/linux...use/hplip.html

It's listed on the Novell site in the package list, so it's definitely in the Suse repository and on the DVD.

Code:
Version:      2.7.7
Release:      36
Medium:       DVD1
Path:         /suse/i586/hplip-2.7.7-36.i586.rpm
Group:        Hardware/Printing
License:      BSD 3-Clause, GPL v2 or later, In general all applications 
              are covered by the GNU General Public License (GPL) and the 
              backend is covered by a MIT license. The printer driver 
              HPIJS uses a BSD license. See the COPYING file in
              the HPLIP tar ball for more details.
Size: 	      17.83 MB
hp-toolbox should be located in /usr/bin according to the file list for that package.
Right, I should've checked for the rpm. That clears it up.
 
Old 01-19-2008, 04:03 PM   #24
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Thanks for your help guys.

This is what I have done:

I still have the orginal downloaded file on my desktop.

I went in and manualy deleted all the files that were installed.

I go to Yast:

Software manager

Type HP

HPLIP shows up along with the other HP related software


I click on accept this is what happens:

Package installation screen pops up

the mouse point is acting like a hour glass and the percentage bar on the bottom stays at 0%
For about a min then it just closes
A screen shows up for not even a second. That I can not even read. I am assuming it may be an error message. And we know where assuming gets us
Then I am back at the Yast Software menu page.

It was also doing this when I had installed hplip software that I have downloaded to the desktop.

I have tried this about 7 times so far.

What am I doing wrong?

Thanks in advance

Sam
 
  


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