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Maxaxle 08-02-2010 09:56 PM

Running .run files?
I just got a .run file for my HP Photosmart 8180, but it's in .run format! What now?

GlennsPref 08-02-2010 10:02 PM

Hi, .run files are executables, not unlike windows-installers(M$)

You may need root permission to execute the file.

su to root, and enter the root password.

then either cd to the directory where the .run file is

or use "absolute addressing" and

type in a terminal shell...

sh (filename).run

Generally you can evoke a help screen (not always) by adding --help on the end.

sh (filename).run --help (this may give you options to apply to the install script.)

Hope this helps, Glenn

John VV 08-03-2010 01:30 AM

but for a hp printer you should not need to install hp's driver
it is already in cups from the hplip driver
if for some reason hplip is not installed then install it with "app-get"

Maxaxle 08-03-2010 11:36 AM

The driver seemed to work fine, until it said I had to re-plug in the printer. I did so, and an HP window prompt came up. I selected "USB cable" and waited, but my printer did not come up even though it was plugged into the computer directly.
EDIT: My bad. I have two computers here, and apparently I had the printer plugged into the wrong one. Seems to be working fine now, thanks!

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