HP come up trumps for Linux Printing

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HP come up trumps for Linux Printing

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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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Nice - I'll move it and make it sticky in Printing
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Thanks Husse, I have installed it and it's very comprehensive. Well done HP.
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Nice! Can it be added to the Mint installer? Anything to make it easier to use Linux helps.

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It is available in the synaptic package manager, but the Mint Installer would help some.

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This is yet another reason to at least give HP some consideration the next time anyone goes shopping for hardware.

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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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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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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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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: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... 83#p128763
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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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Midnighter: which version of Mint are you using ?

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Mint 8 Main. Gnome version.

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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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ROFL @ Alpinwolf. :P

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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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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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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

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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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ChickenPie4Tea wrote:Just new to Linux - always been a canon user of printers and cameras but as there is no linux driver for my canon.....
Yes, there is: http://sites.google.com/site/tipsandtri ... on-drivers.

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