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autophil 06-08-2008 06:42 AM

Install printer driver
Hi gmorning!

I have just bought me a new printer. An HP D2400. Looks good.
Then I downloaded the Linux driver - (and alternatively hplip-2.8.5.tar.gz )
I would like to know what is the best directory in which to install one of these drivers? Should it be the same directory as CUPS? Which is /etc or maybe /var/run
Or should it be just the regular /usr/local which is where I install all of the downloaded stuff?

I am using Slackware 12.0
No KDE or Gnome just the cholesterol-free xfce!


knudfl 06-08-2008 03:20 PM

hplip-1.7.4a should already be in your system (it is in my 12.0)
Have a look in /var/log/packages to see where the files are (/usr basicly)
(To make a package list : 'ls /var/log/packages > my-packages.txt')


autophil 06-10-2008 12:09 AM

Thanks for that. This is what I did.
I had already downloaded hplip-2.8.5
So I put the zip file in /etc and unzipped. I followed the instructions on the hplip web page. At first it didnt work but after a reboot all was fine.

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