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How to Install Your Printer/Scanner in Puppy
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Sun 08 May 2016, 08:38    Post subject:  

Look in /usr/lib64/cups/filter. Is there a broken link named foomatic-rip that points to the missing /usr/bin/foomatic-rip?

Install the attached PET. [Edit] Deleted.

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csshin

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PostPosted: Sun 08 May 2016, 11:45    Post subject: Cannot print to HP color laser CP1025nw from Fatdog64 702
Subject description: Cannot print to HP color laser CP1025nw from Fatdog64 702
 

Dear rcrsn51,

Thank you for your prompt reply.

The situation still persists.

I checked the link in /usr/lib64/cups. It is intact and points correctly to /usr/bin. In fact I checked every folder in /usr/lib64/cups and there is no broken links. I installed your pet anyway and rebooted.

I deleted all the old installations. Then try direct connect with the USB first. The printer is found and installed using the HP laserjet Pro CP1025nw Foomatic/foo2zjs.z3 diriver. Nothing comes through on printing test page nor from a test printing from geany.

Next I check the wifi connection. I was able to log onto the printer status page with its static ip. I then install it in CUPS. Again, CUPS located it without problem. Again, nothing comes through on printing test page after finishing installation.

I tried reboot and test print again. No good.

By the way, an USB install of an HP laserjet 1200 (not with the foo2xxx driver) is successful.
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PostPosted: Sun 08 May 2016, 13:04    Post subject:  

The foo2xxx driver uses Ghostscript. Fatdog700 doesn't have it. You need to install it from the Fatdog repo.
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PostPosted: Mon 09 May 2016, 07:25    Post subject:  

That is it. I installed Ghostscript and printing is perfect now.

Thank you so much rcrsn51.

I must have overlooked this bit of instruction in fatdog64's directions on installing printer.
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PostPosted: Wed 15 Jun 2016, 16:08    Post subject:  

Hey, rcrsn51 -- I've been tasked with testing an HP Laserjet of my father's. (It's probably on its way out the door.)

Model is CP1525nw. It's a color model. I can't seem to find a compatible driver, though, in either HPLIP or with the 'foo' package -- maybe you know something I don't...?

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PostPosted: Thu 16 Jun 2016, 04:39    Post subject:  

1. This driver needs Python. Some Puppies, like Tahrpup, already have basic Python. Otherwise, get it here. Click the small green DOWNLOAD box.

2. Install the http://www.mediafire.com/download/pmwdmdl7l35al23/hplip_python_stuff-3.16.5.pet.

3. Install the http://www.mediafire.com/download/2uw6ag9vm0192eu/hplip_scan-3.16.5.pet.

4. Extract and copy the attached PPD file to /usr/share/cups/model.

5. Run the CUPS wizard. Your printer will be listed as an HP Laserjet CP1520 Series Postscript.
hp-laserjet_cp1520_series-ps.ppd.gz
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PostPosted: Thu 16 Jun 2016, 10:17    Post subject:  

Worked perfectly, thanks!

For the record (and sorry for not mentioning this before) -- X-Tahr 1b3, based on TahrPup 6.0.2. I had the needed Python already -- which is cool.

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PostPosted: Thu 16 Jun 2016, 10:46    Post subject:  

Excellent. This printer is Postscript-capable, which is why it didn't appear in the hplip_print or foo2xxx driver packages.

Ordinarily, Postscript printers should be easy - they just need a PPD file and no extra driver software. But HP uses a special CUPS filter for its Postscript printers which depends on a bunch of Python stuff.
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PostPosted: Thu 16 Jun 2016, 11:48    Post subject:  

Go figure Rolling Eyes

I do not like HP. HP ink is deliberately overly expensive. Epson changes the firmware in their chipped cartridges every so often (!) to try and stop generics from existing (it doesn't work). Older Canons have properly-priced ink (at least partially because they don't stuff the printhead into the cartridge) and are phenomenally reliable -- but support for Linux is at best questionable due to corporate politics. I guess you can't have everything...


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MagicZaurus

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PostPosted: Thu 23 Jun 2016, 12:14    Post subject: HP LaserJet Pro 400 Color MFP M475dn  

Hi rcrsn51,

I have access to an HP LaserJet Pro 400 color MFP M475dn at work over the network and according to http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/models/color_laserjet/hp_laserjet_400_colormfp_m475dn.html it needs a plugin.

I tried today to connect to it from Tahrpup 6.0.5, but was not successful. I had downloaded hplip from the PPM, which I think is from a Ubuntu source. I can try using your PET.

Let me know what you want to test and I will try to help.
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PostPosted: Thu 23 Jun 2016, 12:46    Post subject:  

Thanks for replying. I have successfully used the plugin (both print and scan) with a mono Laserjet MFP. But your model is not listed in the database from openprinting.org that supplies the Linux plugin mechanism. I don't know if this will work for you.

Your M475dn is a Postscript printer, so use the install procedure here. You will need the PPD file attached below.

Run the CUPS install wizard. Your printer will be identified as an HP LJ 300-400 MFP M375-M475 Postscript, at the end of the Laserjet section.

I suspect that the plugin is just required for the scanner component, or maybe the fax. If you want to try networked scanning, read about PeasyScan and install the plugin PET attached below.

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hp-lj_300_400_color_mfp_m375_m475-ps.ppd.gz
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PostPosted: Fri 24 Jun 2016, 05:08    Post subject:  

Hi rcrsn51,

thanks for the advise. I can only test after the weekend and will then let you know if successful or not. Already downloaded the required pets.

Have a nice weekend.
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PostPosted: Mon 27 Jun 2016, 05:39    Post subject: HP LaserJet Pro 400 Color MFP M475dn
Subject description: Printing works
 

I installed the pets according to the instruction and copied the ppd. Printing over the network worked as soon as I disabled the firewall.

Scanning also works fine over the network, once setup the config file for PeasyScan.

Thanks a lot for the advise and the pets provided.
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PostPosted: Mon 27 Jun 2016, 07:16    Post subject: Re: HP LaserJet Pro 400 Color MFP M475dn
Subject description: Printing works
 

MagicZaurus wrote:
Scanning also works fine over the network, once setup the config file for PeasyScan.

Thanks for confirming this. Is this with or without the plugin PET?
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PostPosted: Mon 27 Jun 2016, 08:02    Post subject: Scan Plugin  

Quote:

MagicZaurus wrote:
Scanning also works fine over the network, once setup the config file for PeasyScan.

Thanks for confirming this. Is this with or without the plugin PET?


I have the plugin pet installed. I didn't try without it. But if it is useful for you, I can uninstall the pet tomorrow and try again.
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