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Printers [SOLVED]
« on: March 14, 2021, 12:28:59 pm »
Asus UX301, Peppermint 9. Looking for a new printer and cosidering hp desk jet 2630. Is this one compatible with Peppermint? Alternative suggestions?
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Re: Printers
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2021, 02:18:48 pm »
Hi Osmond.

HP supports Linux very well, in particular with the HPLIP printer management software which is excellent.   If you search the web for Linux-compatible printers, HP always comes out on top. 
The hp desk jet 2630 is a cheap & cheerful printer that should work well, but it will be rather slow, and expensive to run, because of it's multi-colour cartridge.  It appears to be obsolete now, as far as I can tell. 

I wouldn't recommend Canon printers as Linux is not well supported except (according to the web) via 3rd party software.  I have run a Canon on Linux but it was a pain.
Epson printers can be a bit fiddly to install, but the quality is good, like HP. 
I've seen some good reports of Brother printers on Linux, but I've not tried one. 

Overall I would recommend the best HP printer that you can afford, particularly one with duplex printing and separate colour cartridges.  Have a look through here: https://www.printerbase.co.uk/hp/hp-multifunction-inkjet-printers.html. I wasn't particularly impressed with the HP Envy series but I'm fussy.  By and large I find that a £100 printer provides best value for money, although many people on a tight budget might struggle with that. 

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Re: Printers
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Re: Printers
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2021, 06:00:29 am »
Hi Osmond
I agree with Keith HP have by far the best support on Linux, I've also found Samsung are also well supported

Here's a useful site that may by of help to you

https://haydenjames.io/finding-linux-compatible-printers/


Good luck

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Re: Printers
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2021, 04:58:44 pm »
Hi Osmond,
For what its worth, would agree with keith and Emegra, I have used HP Printer with Peppermint, 6,8, 9 and now 10, and also with Linux Lite and Windows 10, no major problems.

Cheers,
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Re: Printers
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2021, 05:09:06 pm »
Many thanks to you all. Have installed an HP Desk Jet 2620 which will be adequate for my modest needs. However having difficulty setting it up. Downloaded HPLIP 3.21.2 and connected WI-FI. Cannot get HPLIP tp run Any thought?

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Re: Printers
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2021, 05:09:06 pm »

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Re: Printers
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2021, 05:13:00 pm »
And getting the message: Failed to execute command "/user/bin/hp-print settings" Sorry about that.

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Re: Printers
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2021, 06:05:36 pm »
Sorry to be picky: 

"Connected wifi".....I take this to mean that you have set up the printer to connect to the router wifi - true?
If you go to System Settings/Printers, is your new printer listed? 

You say you have downloaded HPLIP.......and did it install without errors? 
Try this command:
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ls /usr/bin/hp-print
This should tell you if symbolic link is present or not. 

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Re: Printers
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2021, 09:24:27 am »
By Wi-Fi I assume this is between computer and printer. The Wi-Fi setting is made using settings at the printer.
The reply to your piece of code is: No such file or directory.

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Re: Printers
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2021, 10:18:09 am »
It looks as though you have downloaded HPLIP but not installed it. 
Try:
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ls /usr/bin/hp-*
There ought to be about 20 files.  If there aren't any then you definitely haven't installed HPLIP.

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Re: Printers
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Re: Printers
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2021, 04:16:54 pm »
Reply to your code: No such file or directory. But I have "hplip-3.21.2" on my desk top and when accessed a large number of files comes up. There is a second "hplip-3.21.2.run" which produces: "Do you want to run hplip-3.21.2.run, or display its contents? When run is entered  "HPLIP 3-21-2 Self Extracting Archive" comes up. There are no "buttons" to press on this display.

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Re: Printers
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2021, 06:21:51 pm »
OK.  This is just the compressed downloaded file that needs to be "extracted".
What is the extension of the file?  (eg .deb). 
As Peppermint is Ubuntu (Debian) based, the *.deb version will probably be OK. 
Go to https://developers.hp.com/hp-linux-imaging-and-printing/install/install/index?language=pt and follow the installation instructions.

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Re: Printers
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2021, 04:59:19 pm »
Went well until I got to connecting the printer. Probably because the printer was set to Wi-Fi. Now set to wireless. However I'm told "...set-up failed. Please run hp-setup manually". I'm a bit wary of this. Can I do it automatically?

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Re: Printers
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2021, 05:25:29 pm »
Hi Osmond.

Printer set to wi-fi is fine - it's the same as "wireless". 
Just start a terminal session (Ctrl+Alt+T) and enter the command:
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hp-setup
as suggested and report back.

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Re: Printers
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2021, 04:51:25 pm »
hp-setup completed. Had to use USB connection. The printer appears to be connected to the computer but when attempt to print a personal document a sheet of clear paper emerges from the printer. It would appear that the document is not being fed to the printer.

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Re: Printers
« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2021, 09:54:49 pm »
Hmm.

Start the HPLIP Toolbox from the menus.  It will take ten seconds or so to get printer information.
Select the "Actions" tab.
Click on "Print test page". 

Does that work?

While you are there you can set up your desired printer default operation in "Print Settings".

Keith

 


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