[lubuntu-users] lubuntu and printers

Richard H. McCullough rhm at pioneerca.com
Mon Feb 29 23:40:29 UTC 2016

I also use text mode login & Printers menu.
I just used sudo apt-get upgrade hplip
(and changed printer IP address to match current LAN)
and my hp Photosmart 7520 is working again.
Xsane & Skanlite find my old Canon flatbed scanner, but not my hp 7520 scanner.

Dick McCullough
To: lubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
From: lubuntu at prpcompany.com
Date: Mon, 29 Feb 2016 12:58:56 -0500
Subject: Re: [lubuntu-users] lubuntu and printers

    On 2/29/2016 12:54 PM, Ian Bruntlett

      Hi Richard,


            On 29 February 2016 at 17:03,
              Richard H. McCullough <rhm at pioneerca.com>

                  I originally built HPLIP from source.

                    When I executed the System Tools/Software Updater
                    menu in Lubuntu 14,

                    one of the updates was HPLIP, and the update

                    It looked to me like it was recompiling the source.


                I tend to quit all programmes before running Software
                Updater. The GUI and desktop take up a fair amount of
                memory. One way to maximise your computer's resources
                would be to login as text mode only - i.e. don't boot
                into a GUI. It's been years since I've done that and
                people are using systemd these days. When you've logged
                in, run sudo apt-get hplip . You might have to get the
                hpli-gui package as well.







    I recently installed an old HP Laserjet 2100 on a low-spec machine
    with 512MB.  I installed HPLIP and HPLIP-DOC from Synaptic, but not
    HPLIP-GUI, which is for the QT-based GUI HP Toolbox that sits in the
    systray, which I concluded I did not need.  Then I just used the
    Printers tool from the menu.


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