Thank you Graeme - my trawl of the web failed to find this very useful manual.
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Most of my printing (simple documents) is in black and I save quite a lot of ink by changing the colour to 70% Grey - or 60% if I'm feeling particularly mean.
Though my sight isn't perfect I have no difficulty in reading the resulting script.
I found that I can set the default text colour in the Tools/Options menu, and one can change the default colour/shade of many other items, too.
I hope this helps others who are equally mean!
Funny you should mention that!
I was just sitting down to tell you that I had discovered it by accident a few seconds ago, when your message appeared!
Very many thanks for your help, Mark - it's much appreciated.
Speaking of which, I have this other problem...... but that will be another post!
Yep; I understood correctly: type "hp" then hit Tab. There is no response, but I am sure that it has in the past when I discovered it by accident.
I've just tried it on a desktop running V12.04 and it doesn't work on that, either.
It is not an urgent problem, so if anything occurs to you some time, I would be grateful for ideas. In the meantime, the list that you provided will be very useful!
Thank you for taking the trouble.
hp-levels -p Photosmart_C72 00
Does indeed show the ink levels. As the commands starts to display text, it includes the statement:
error: Invalid printer name: Photosmart_C72 00
but then proceeds to display the levels correctly, which is odd.
lpstat -p -d
printer Photosmart_C72 00 is idle. enabled since Tue 09 Apr 2013 19:19:20 BST
ready to print
which is the correct printer.
The command "hp+Tab" did not produce any response at all but I shall play around with that one now that I know where the info is.
Many thanks again for your help.
Ah! Sorry to trouble you again.
Exploring all the HP Device Manager properties indicates that "(Ink) Supplies information is not available for this device".
Any chance of fixing that? It's not the end of the world, if not, but it's nice to be able to anticipate low-ink warnings.
The box was unticked and ticking it worked a treat.
There seems to be a number of useful terminal HP commands - is there a list anywhere that I can peruse and experiment? I haven't found anything on the web.
Many thanks as usual, Mark.
I'm baffled why anyone would mess with a working hplip version ?HP Device Manager invited me to do so, so I just pressed the install button that it offered me as having the latest version seemed a good idea.
Here's the output:
dpkg -l | grep hplip
rc hplip 3.11.7-1ubuntu3.1 HP Linux Printing and Imaging System (HPLIP)
I've no objection to uninstalling it and getting it from the repository.
« on: April 09, 2013, 04:23:40 pm »
I am running Ubuntu V11.10 on a Dell Latitude D505 laptop and have been using an HP C7200 series printer with a duplex facility. It has been working well and I find the HP Device Manager very useful.
I upgraded from version 3.13.3 to 3.13.4 just now and find that I can no longer use duplex.
Under "Print Settings/General" double-sided is listed as the default (attached screenshot).
Under "Print settings / Installable options" it says "Duplexer Installed", but the greyed out radio buttons show the default as "off" . (screenshot 2)
Running hp-check in a terminal (attachment) looks OK except for:
a) Current contents of '/var/lib/hp/hplip.state' file:
Plugins are not installed. Could not access file: No such file or directory
b) and another, offline printer
How can I reactivate Duplex? A web search hasn't helped, and I would be grateful for assistance.
Yes, I understood about which PC needed the port forwarding - my intention was to go to my mate's down the road and control my PC from there in the hope that there was less to screw up on his machine!
Re the internal LAN bit: does the PC need a static IP address in case there are several PCs on the LAN? I guessed that if there is only one, then the router IP address would be adequate.
Yep; it's looking hard for a Novice!
The NO-IP instructions appear fairly simple for someone familiar with the terminology, but I will need to take my time in understanding it all.
I've inspected my router which seems to allow port forwarding (for port 5900 needed by VNC), but there again some of the terminology it uses is above me and I really don't want to screw up my router (and especially no-one else's!).
It's a bit difficult to play with this without ready access to a remote computer that is not too far away (I guess it's neither reasonable nor possible to have internet control between PCs on a LAN !).
Anyway: I shall persevere with the learning. If I get far enough to ask more questions, I shall start a new post with a more relevant title.
My thanks as usual, Mark.