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Old 02-15-2015, 02:25 AM   #1
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wireless printer


DEbian 7.8.0 on 64bit laptop:
On my old Mepis12 (Wheezy) system there was a entry in
system Systems under hardware, where you could define
a printer. There doesn't appear be such on Debian 7.8.0,
I need to configure a wireless connection to my HP6700.
Itried "localhost:631" but this failed.
 
Old 02-15-2015, 03:08 AM   #2
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You may need hplilp. Be sure it's up to date.

http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web...ejet_6700.html
 
Old 02-15-2015, 08:00 PM   #3
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Fortunately I already had the latest hplip downloaded (3.14.10)
It said aspects of Debian 7.8.0 were not fully supported, and
maybe I should try the Debiab 7.6 version.
But proceeded. It made no changes to system settings, and
localhost:631 still fails
 
Old 02-15-2015, 08:14 PM   #4
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If browsing to 'localhost:631' fails, then the cupsd daemon is probably not running. Check that first.
 
Old 02-15-2015, 08:51 PM   #5
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cupsd is running. After a reboot an HP icon appeared in the system tray,
but otherwise no change (no printer)
 
Old 02-15-2015, 08:51 PM   #6
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The suggestion to make sure CUPS is running is a good one. Once you've made sure that it is running, remember that HPLIP will not discover your printer automatically.

This page gives a short tutorial on how to use hpsetup, which is part of the HPLIP package.
 
Old 02-16-2015, 01:31 AM   #7
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Woe!

well, I'll have to wait a while on the wireless printer.
A massive power outage has trashed my desktop system -
rescue disk used to run fsck on all partitions, but it
still won't boot. Which is lucky for that the printer
was the last thing I needed to get working.
So my hand is forced, and I'm installing debian 7.8.0
on my HP desktop system.
Fortunately cron did a full backup of /home at 1am, so
I may have lost a few emails, but otherwise the laptop
is now the main system. I still have a couple of things
to do (not on the laptop, but on the desktop) skype and
vbox, and I still need to check flashplayer - they seem
to change it rather often. Backups now running from
my laptop.
Thanks for all the help, your response times are fantastic!
 
  


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