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HP come up trumps for Linux Printing

Postby 900i on Fri Mar 28, 2008 1:01 pm

Just got back from Ubuntuland (forum) were I picked up this link for the HP Linux Imaging and Printing self extracting archive.

http://hplip.sourceforge.net/downloads.html
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Re: HP come up trumps for Linux Printing

Postby Husse on Fri Mar 28, 2008 5:13 pm

Nice - I'll move it and make it sticky in Printing
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Re: HP come up trumps for Linux Printing

Postby 900i on Sat Mar 29, 2008 2:26 am

Thanks Husse, I have installed it and it's very comprehensive. Well done HP.
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Re: HP come up trumps for Linux Printing

Postby waldo on Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:20 pm

Nice! Can it be added to the Mint installer? Anything to make it easier to use Linux helps.
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Re: HP come up trumps for Linux Printing

Postby FyrFyt on Tue Jun 17, 2008 8:22 pm

It is available in the synaptic package manager, but the Mint Installer would help some.
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Re: HP come up trumps for Linux Printing

Postby rivenought on Tue Jun 17, 2008 8:37 pm

This is yet another reason to at least give HP some consideration the next time anyone goes shopping for hardware.
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Re: HP come up trumps for Linux Printing

Postby Tantalus on Wed Jul 23, 2008 3:59 pm

Brilliant, although my USB printer was detected by mint , it took this to get it going.

And they even made it idiot proof so that I could use it without difficulty
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Re: HP come up trumps for Linux Printing

Postby dnmint on Tue Dec 23, 2008 7:44 am

I have added a HP Lasejet P1008 printer. It is detected by Mint. But my print instructions including 'Print test page' nothing happens :?
Advice please to a newbie ( sort of... when it comes to make printers work).
Also how to delete queues of documents.
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Re: HP come up trumps for Linux Printing

Postby traskott on Mon Mar 02, 2009 11:38 am

Hello.

I've the same trouble, except it's with a Laserjet 1005. I'm using a Mint 6.1 and have the hplip installed and working, but no print at all :(
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Re: HP come up trumps for Linux Printing

Postby altair4 on Mon Mar 02, 2009 2:30 pm

traskott wrote:Hello.

I've the same trouble, except it's with a Laserjet 1005. I'm using a Mint 6.1 and have the hplip installed and working, but no print at all :(


Have you tried this approach: viewtopic.php?f=42&t=21983#p128763
Please add a [SOLVED] at the end of your original subject header if your question has been answered and solved.
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Re: HP come up trumps for Linux Printing

Postby Midnighter on Sun Mar 07, 2010 9:38 am

I bought myself a cheap ($40) HP Deskjet D1660, from Woolworths of all places (just down the road :) ), and it was setup automagically during install. Went to open printing config to set it up, but found it all ready to go, without any help from me. Works great. :)
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Re: HP come up trumps for Linux Printing

Postby spiffin on Mon Mar 08, 2010 6:41 am

Midnighter: which version of Mint are you using ?
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Re: HP come up trumps for Linux Printing

Postby Midnighter on Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:51 am

Mint 8 Main. Gnome version.
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Solved! Re: HP come up trumps for Linux Printing

Postby newyorkpaulie on Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:08 am

Thanks for this post. I see I have this HPLIP software already installed. I use Linux on my TPad laptop and am connected wirelessly to my DSL router/modem. My other PC uses WinXP and my printer is connected to this one via a USB connection. I want to access this printer from my Linux PC. Using HPLIP to set this up I am asked for my printer's network hostname or IP address. How do I determine this? Thanks for any help you can give.
I was able to get my PC to connect with my other PC-connected printer wirelessly. Just took a bit of poking around and a lot of perseverance.
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Re: HP come up trumps for Linux Printing

Postby Alpinwolf on Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:51 am

To echo midnighter, I too had a Flawless Victory while installing my HP C6300 all-in-one, over my 802.11g LAN. Yeah, Wireless.
I'm also using LM-8 Helena, main ed., Gnome, and mine's on a 3 year old Toshiba.

Like the man said, it went something like this:
Me: "this'll prolly take a while. Hope I have the right driver disk..." :?
Menu->Admin.->Printing. Click button: [New]
...Searching...
Helena asks: "Is.. this your card?" :shock:
Me: *peers within 'Network Printers'* "Why yes it is!" :)
*churn-crunch-churn.. BING!*
Helena: "Would you.. like to print a test page?" :shock:
Me: *retrieves Jaw from carpet* "Yes, yes I would. Thank you." :lol:
*bizz-buzz-bizz-buzz-bizz-buzz-bizz-buzz-whirrrrrrr-click*
Me: *reads page* "What the... 'Finish him'??" :shock:
Flawless Victory.

*(Sound effects and anthropomorphism added for dramatic effect on a closed course by professional printer drivers.
No sysadmins or Microsheep were harmed in the making of this narrative. DO try this at home, it's a treat.)
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Re: HP come up trumps for Linux Printing

Postby Midnighter on Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:14 am

ROFL @ Alpinwolf. :P
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Re: HP come up trumps for Linux Printing

Postby xdunlapx on Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:17 am

Now if only Lexmark would join the world of open source printing... I stupidly bought a lexmark wireless printer all in one dealy-o and it's useless for me. Since the parents have Windows 7 they can print without problems (other than the general problems Lexmark printers have... Ugh) Since our printer sucks I'm urging my dad to buy a wireless HP printer. :D We'll see how that goes.
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Re: HP come up trumps for Linux Printing

Postby kidflash on Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:27 pm

Midnighter wrote:I bought myself a cheap ($40) HP Deskjet D1660, from Woolworths of all places (just down the road :) ), and it was setup automagically during install. Went to open printing config to set it up, but found it all ready to go, without any help from me. Works great. :)


I also purchased a HP D2330 printer for about $40. I just plugged it in and Linux MInt found it and all ready to go and print.

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Re: HP come up trumps for Linux Printing

Postby ChickenPie4Tea on Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:42 am

Just new to Linux - always been a canon user of printers and cameras but as there is no linux driver for my canon and canon haven't made much effort the next printer I buy is going to be HP - clever of them, dumb move by canon
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Re: HP come up trumps for Linux Printing

Postby kernowmint on Sun Mar 11, 2012 1:27 pm

I'm sticking with HP for printers now. I once bought an Epson and soon regretted it. Wouldn't work at all with Linux and not always correctly with Windows!

Until Katya was released, though, I couldn't get my HP printer working with Mint. Looks as if there's a solution to that further up this thread which I didn't know about at the time.
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