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Old 06-26-2018, 07:56 PM   #1
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HPLIP Printer Installation Problem--Version Related?


I think this problem is version related and will resolve itself in time, but just wanted to ask.

I had to buy a new printer, so I trotted down to the store and picked up an HP Officejet 6962. I was able to install it using hp-setup -i [printer ip address] in Mageia 6, but I could not install to Slackware itself. Both hp-setup and hp-toolbox reported nothing found.

I was even able to install it in a VM of Win7 running in bridged mode on my Slackware 14.2 machine

I note that the Mageia box is running hplip v. 3.17.x and Slackware is running v. 3.16.x.

Accordingly, I'm guessing that the printer is too new for the version of HPLIP in v. 14.2. Does this sound plausible?
 
Old 06-26-2018, 08:18 PM   #2
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At the moment I'm running Slackware64-current on all of my Slackware desktops and laptops. I like to install My HP P2015 laserjet printer using the web cups interface localhost:631.
It may very well be that Slackware 14.2 is too old to support the newer printer. Perhaps try installing your printer on a Slackware64-current VM.
 
Old 06-26-2018, 09:23 PM   #3
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This isn't an urgent problem for me. I don't do much printing and most of it I do from the Mageia laptop anyway. I'm willing to wait it out.

But I'll spin up a VM as you suggest later this week. I'll report back with the results when I do.

I was running -Current on this machine and it decided to roll over and play dead after an update several months ago, which is why I'm back to 14.2. Think I'll sit tight for now!
 
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You might be able to just grab the source for hplip in -current and see if it'll compile on 14.2. I'm not sure if it requires newer libraries that aren't present on 14.2, but if it doesn't, it may solve your problem.
 
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Old 06-27-2018, 06:54 AM   #5
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You might be able to just grab the source for hplip in -current and see if it'll compile on 14.2. I'm not sure if it requires newer libraries that aren't present on 14.2, but if it doesn't, it may solve your problem.
It doesn't require newer libraries and it works in Slint64-14.2.1.1, with base libraries from Slackware-14.2 64bit. Version 3.18.6 installed and running, with build stuff stolen to Slackware-current (64bit).
 
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Old 06-27-2018, 08:19 PM   #6
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I followed hitest's suggestion, created a VM with a bridged adapter and updated it to --Current and successfully installed the printer to the VM. I just printed the test page.

So it is indeed a version issue.

As I said, I almost never print from this computer, so I'm not going to sweat it now. Plus I have other things that take priority (I've ordered a new box from ThinkPenguin). If I take further action, I'll update this thread.
 
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Old 07-10-2018, 09:46 PM   #7
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I downloaded the latest *.tar.gz version of hplip from their Sourceforge repository, compiled it from sources, ran hp-setup -i [ip address of printer], and successfully printed a test page.

It installed like butter.

Thanks for the responses that clarified that this was a version-related problem.

Last edited by frankbell; 07-10-2018 at 09:59 PM. Reason: Clarity and additional information
 
  


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