HP network printer setup

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leo8888
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HP network printer setup

Post by leo8888 » 2019/11/26 21:02:14

I just wanted to leave this here to help anyone who is trying to setup their network connected HP printers in CentOS 8. Hopefully it will save someone the headache I have now. :)

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sudo yum install hplip
sudo yum install hplip-gui
hp-setup

BShT
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Re: HP network printer setup

Post by BShT » 2019/11/27 12:52:13

i had to ln python3 to python to make HP console work

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Re: HP network printer setup

Post by leo8888 » 2019/11/27 13:36:59

I'm guessing that somewhere along the way of trying to get it to work my python was upgraded. The documentation on the HP Linux Imaging and Printing website is not good and it didn't help that CentOS was not listed as a distro in the drop down on the download page. I figured the Red Hat Enterprise Linux .rpm would work with CentOS but it didn't. Then when I tried the link for "Others" the installer came up with a bunch of missing dependencies that it could not automatically install. I don't remember having such a hard time setting up a printer in CentOS 7 :roll:

BShT
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Re: HP network printer setup

Post by BShT » 2019/11/27 14:07:58

i did some trick to install RHEL rpm from HP website but i don´t remember now what i did

iwishitwouldwork
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Re: HP network printer setup

Post by iwishitwouldwork » 2020/01/29 17:46:45

I apologize if this kind of post is not welcome, but
this finally worked for me.

I tried the "latest" hplip driver from HP's (ahem! some other site they shipped
their driver off to) site and that ended badly.

i have a 2605dn printer. even though i could find the .ppd file in the downloaded
hplip tarball (the one from HP) i could never get the .ppd file in the right place.
i could never get the
activities -> settings -> devices -> printers
method to work. it was very weird.

anyway, thanks for the

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yum -y install hplip
yum -y install hplip-gui
hp-setup
info -- that finally worked for me.

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Re: HP network printer setup

Post by TrevorH » 2020/01/29 18:01:32

We already ship hplip packages with the distro. There is no need to go to HP for a copy.
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