(Solved) can't install printer

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(Solved) can't install printer

Post by BubbaBlues » Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:56 pm

What do I have to do to get my HP printer to install?
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Re: can't install printer

Post by BubbaBlues » Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:10 pm

I figured it out. I had to install the hplip package.
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Re: can't install printer

Post by jimallyn » Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:58 pm

BubbaBlues wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:10 pm
I figured it out. I had to install the hplip package.
Really? Which version of Mint comes without hplip? I thought it was installed by default on all current Mint versions.
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Re: (Solved) can't install printer

Post by BubbaBlues » Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:29 pm

I'm using KDE 18.3. It had cups installed but not hplip. Anyway, the printer installer couldn't find my printer until I went into synaptic and installed
hplip. Then everything worked flawlessly.
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