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Printer connection Peppermint 7
« on: April 01, 2017, 08:21:36 am »
HP C4280 printer hardwired to Asus UX501. Peppermint 7. After "Printer Settings" Test Print only proceeds halfway before the printer stalls. Unable to print Libre documents. Any suggestions?

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Re: Printer connection Peppermint 7
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2017, 12:21:55 pm »
How did you install the printer ?

Have you tried deleting the printer in:-
menu > System Tools > Printers

then installing hplip and hplip-gui
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sudo apt-get install --reinstall hplip hplip-data hplip-gui
then adding the printer via:-

menu > Preferences > HPLIP Toolbox
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Re: Printer connection Peppermint 7
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2017, 11:28:26 am »
Thanks Mark for your advice. Historically this printer has been hard wired to an ancient Toshiba laptop with which it has performed admirably if somewhat slowly. Would the modifications you propose interfere with the alternative Toshiba connection? In other words will it be possible to connect either laptop for occasional printing jobs.

Ideally I would like to get a wireless adaptor for the printer so that it can be shared with both laptops but my investigations into adaptors and user comments on their effectiveness has not filled me with a great deal of confidence so far. 

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Re: Printer connection Peppermint 7
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2017, 02:11:06 pm »
Changing/reinstalling the printer drivers on one PC sholdn't affect the other at all.
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