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Old 07-28-2006, 05:13 AM   #1
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Can't get printer to work in Slackware.

I am running Slackware 10.2 with a networked HP 7210xi. I've installed hplip, and I tried accessing the printer with the address: which I found in my SUSE install which works fine.

Here is the output of hp-check
HP Linux Imaging and Printing System (ver. 0.9.11)
Dependency/Version Check Utility ver. 2.0

Copyright (c) 2003-6 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, LP
This software comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
This is free software, and you are welcome to distribute it
under certain conditions. See COPYING file for more details.

Basic system info...
--> Linux DSS 2.4.31 #6 Sun Jun 5 19:04:47 PDT 2005 i686 unknown unknown GNU/Linux

Currently (previously) installed version...
--> 0.9.11

Checking Python version...
--> Version 2.4.1 installed.
--> OK

Checking for user interface dependencies...
Checking for SIP...
--> OK
Checking for PyQt...
--> OK
Checking Qt version...
--> Version 3.3.4 installed.
--> OK
Checking SIP version...
--> Version 4.1.1 installed
--> OK
Checking PyQt version...
--> Version 3.13.0 installed.
--> OK

Checking for library dependencies...
Checking for libsnmp...

/edit ********************************************
here the cosoles lists [ERROR]: Not found.

Checking for libjpeg...
--> OK
Checking for libusb...
--> OK
Checking for libcrypto...
--> OK
Checking for libpthread...
--> OK

Checking for application dependencies...
Checking ghostscript...
--> Version 8.15.0
Checking gcc...
--> gcc (GCC) 3.3.6
--> OK
Checking automake...
--> automake (GNU automake) 1.9.5
--> OK
Checking autoconf...
--> autoconf (GNU Autoconf) 2.59
--> OK
Checking make...
--> GNU Make 3.80
--> OK
Checking ReportLab (optional)...

here the cosoles lists [WARNING]: Not installed. Fax coverpage support will be disabled.

Checking kernel module...
Checking for ppdev (optional)...
--> OK

Checking for CUPS...
--> scheduler is running
--> OK

Checking existing CUPS queues...
Printer Device URI HPLIP Installed?
-------- -------------------------- --------------------
hp7200 No
hp7210 No
hp7210xi No
hp:7210 No

Note: Any CUPS queues that are not 'HPLIP Installed', must be installed
with the 'hp:' or 'hpfax:' backends to have them work in HPLIP. Refer
to the install instructions on for more help.

If any errors or warnings were reported, please refer to the installation instructions at:
I did look to the link suggested in the last line but I am unable to find a solution! Also, the 4 printers listed are just a few of the setups I have tried. I edited the 1 error, and the 1 warning with ***** so you can find it . It appears that hplip is listed as 'no' in each case, but when I try:
Stopping hpiod:                                            [  OK  ]
Stopping hpssd:                                            [  OK  ]
Starting hpiod:                                            [  OK  ]
Starting hpssd:                                            [  OK  ]

What should I do next?

Sorry, forgot to mention I can't find 'snmp*.tgz' here is the link I tried
I found libsnmp-1.0.3.tar.gz at:
but I don't know how to install it, I tried after extracting it:
/home/jon/sibsnmp-1.0.3/python install
but I received an error as root:
/home/jon/libsnmp-1.0.3/python: No such file or directory
Where did I go wrong?

Last edited by sr_25; 07-28-2006 at 01:08 PM.
Old 07-28-2006, 02:02 PM   #2
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Okay, some more info. after reading
some more. When I try:
I receive: ERROR: Device not found.


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