I am doing my third install of LMDE. All going unexpectedly well. However, this install involves a printer, HP J4680. I have put in the required hours and hours of googleing, read, trying, installing and deleting the printer over and over again, etc. All software reports look fine; hp-check now reports no errors; earlier it did find and install packages. All attempts of print test pages, or other things end up with one or the other of these reasons to stop the job.
I am out of ideas, and would appreciate yours.