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bootneck

HPLIP Problem

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Having been assured that HPLIP would ensure the correct setup and the right printer driver I recently bought an HP Deskjet 2600 all-in-One series printer. But that does not seem to be the case.

Running hp-setup I selected connection type Wireless 802.11 and, as instructed, made a usb connection between printer and my PC. But this reports that 'No Wireless capable devices found'. Yet I see from here that it is possible to set up a wireless connection.

Perhaps that fact that I'm still running Mint 17 may have someting to do with it. But any help in getting it to work as it says on the box would be most appreciated.
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Re: HPLIP Problem

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First I suggest you install hplip-gui once installed in the menu got hp toolbox
find what the IP address of your printer is on your network. Should be able to get it from the printer.
when tool box come up select Network/Ethernet/wireless (direct Connection or JetDirect) hit next see if it finds the printer (PS make sure the printer's wireless is on) If it does just follow the prompts to install. If not click back and click on the advanced options, then click manual and enter the IP Address from the printer.

(Note it is a good Idea to set the printer up with a static IP address out side the normal range similar to 192.168.1.200 plus range that way DHCP will not change it if you add other items to the network.
Hope this helps good luck.
PS you don't need the usb connection when setting up the printer for wireless.
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Re: HPLIP Problem

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Many thanks for such a quick reply. But unfortunately it hasn’t solved the problem.

I've used hplip-gui quite a bit in the past so its always been on my machine. In fact it was that which led me to believe that setting up a HP wireless connection would be fairly straightforward.

Running HP Toolbox (HP Device Manager set-up) gives me a choice of connection types. Include in which are Network/Ethernet/wireless (direct Connection or JetDirect) and Wireless/802.11 (which requires a temporary usb connection and is only available for selected devices).

But whichever I chose out of Network/Ethernet/wireless (direct Connection or JetDirect) or Wireless/802.11 I get the same result "No wireless capable devices found".

With the usb connection between machine and the HP Deskjet 2600 lsusb detects 'Bus 001 Device 012: ID 03f0:0053 Hewlett-Packard'. So its a sound usb connection.

But in the meantime I'm stuck with there being a "Missing Printer Driver" where "no printer driver for HP Deskjet 2600 series". Without which the printer is not really fit for purpose. Something which I'm about to take up with Amazon.
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Re: HPLIP Problem

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Ok I think you may need a newer hplip package than what is available in the repository
you can download the newest hplip here https://developers.hp.com/hp-linux-imag ... g/gethplip
you will install it via the terminal. Then run tool box again.
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Re: HPLIP Problem

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Thanks for your help mate, but it still didn't work..

I eventually found my way into being able to select from a very long list of supported HP printers. Took me ages to scroll through the list, but the HP Deskjet 2600 series was not included.

A couple of times when trying to get it to work I got messages saying that Mint 17 was not supported. Which I now take to mean that it was not supported in the context of an HP Deskjet 2600.

But it turns out that Amazon have readily accepted to the return of the printer and to making a full cash refund on the grounds that it was not compatible with my needs. But in the meantime I will need to buy a printer. But I'm now,in any case, looking at the various offers of refurbished Dell boxes before getting another printer.

But whatever, nothing is going to shift me from Linux.
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Re: HPLIP Problem

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Don't give up on HP Most of their printers actually do work with Linux and they have been a great supporter of Linux over the years.
I have an Hp envy all in one 5530 that works great. Have had many HP's that just work out of the box. Sorry the 2600 was not well supported.

HP list the models that work with linux on this page https://developers.hp.com/hp-linux-imag ... ices/index
Also most newer brother printers are supported.
Good luck in your search.
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Re: HPLIP Problem

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If ufw (firewall) is enabled, you can try to allow for CUPS with following command.

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sudo ufw allow CUPS
Also, HPLIP rules can be added with gufw.

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Re: HPLIP Problem

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kc1di wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:23 am
Don't give up on HP Most of their printers actually do work with Linux and they have been a great supporter of Linux over the years.
I have an Hp envy all in one 5530 that works great. Have had many HP's that just work out of the box. Sorry the 2600 was not well supported.

HP list the models that work with linux on this page https://developers.hp.com/hp-linux-imag ... ices/index
Also most newer brother printers are supported.
Good luck in your search.
That is the same list that I went through. But the HP Deskjet 2600 is not on that list - My fault really as I should have done that before. If I had then I most probably not have bought it.
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