HP Deskjet 2050 - all-in-one J510 series

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HP Deskjet 2050 - all-in-one J510 series

Post by wpshooter » Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:52 pm

Can anyone tell me if HP deskjet 2050 - all-in-one J510 series printer is compatible (will work on)
Linux Mint version 17 or 18 ?

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Re: HP Deskjet 2050 - all-in-one J510 series

Post by kc1di » Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:25 pm

Most Hp printers /scanners are supported in Linux /Mint Just make sure hplip is installed and it should be no problem installing the printer.
I like to use hplip-gui (Which you can install from synaptic) to do the actual install as it allows some feedback from most hp printers like ink levels, etc.
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Re: HP Deskjet 2050 - all-in-one J510 series

Post by wpshooter » Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:07 pm

kc1di wrote:Most Hp printers /scanners are supported in Linux /Mint Just make sure hplip is installed and it should be no problem installing the printer.
I like to use hplip-gui (Which you can install from synaptic) to do the actual install as it allows some feedback from most hp printers like ink levels, etc.
Thanks for your reply.

I am being told that the printer is showing as being installed, however when a print attempt
is made only BLANK sheets of paper are ejected from the printer. I know that "most" printers
are supported but I have scanned down thru the listing of supported printers on Linux printer.org
and unless I am missing it I do not see the deskjet 2050. Actually, if I am looking at the list correctly
it may be in the list at the bottom of printers which are NOT supported, am I misreading that ?

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Re: HP Deskjet 2050 - all-in-one J510 series

Post by pdc_2 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:27 pm

so as HP make these printers; they have a webpage on hplip which is hp linux printing and there is a page saying what is compatible; and which version of hplip is needed

https://developers.hp.com/hp-linux-imag ... ices/index

from that; HP say the 2050 only needs 3.10 or greater; so that is a senior version of hplip; no plug-in is needed;

Mint 18 has 3.16.3 so that is fine; if one types

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hp-check
in a terminal that will check all this is needed is available; if you get errors, you can post them back here;

if all is good,

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hp-setup
should register the device with lpadmin ......... the admin for linux printing on your computer ........ so it ......... should ........ all work if hp-setup is run ...........

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Linux Printing is a great source of information on printing in linux; it is the place to look for open-source drivers; HP provide hplip that is their own version; just as Brother provide their own drivers etc

so Linux Printing would likely say to folks: use hplip .............

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Re: HP Deskjet 2050 - all-in-one J510 series

Post by kc1di » Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:36 pm

Well according to Hp site here https://developers.hp.com/hp-linux-imag ... es#distros it should be support , though the hplip version listed for it is quite old. so you should be able to get it working.
try manually installing it by going to a web browser and type the following address in the address line:

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 localhost:631
once cups comes up follow the prompts.
good luck.
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Re: HP Deskjet 2050 - all-in-one J510 series

Post by wpshooter » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:24 pm

Thanks, I will look at the hplip version as soon as I can.

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