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How to install my HP f4580 "All in One" printer?
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mike2000

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PostPosted: Tue 15 May 2012, 21:18    Post subject:  

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newpup333

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PostPosted: Fri 19 Jul 2013, 05:20    Post subject:  

I'm trying to install this printer, it's giving me problems. I'm a first time linux user so please go easy on me Smile

I'm running slacko 5.4, downloaded the hplip_print-3.13.4.pet from the other thread, went to localhost:631 in firefox, it detected the printer as a hp F4500 (not a typo, the printer is a f4580 but the computer detects a different type Confused ), I tried to install it as a local printer and browsing to the downloaded pet file, it said it's been installed but it doesn't print a test page. Tried the same thing as a network printer, my firewall is off, same message that it has been installed successfully and it also refuses to print the test page.

Not sure if it's a network printer or not; it's connected with usb to the computer running puppy where I'm trying to install it on, it's connected on wifi with some other windows laptops in the house and it works on those.
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Fri 19 Jul 2013, 07:50    Post subject:  

newpup333 wrote:
I'm running slacko 5.4, downloaded the hplip_print-3.13.4.pet from the other thread

Have you actually installed the PET correctly or did you just download the file? Look in Menu > Setup> Puppy Package Manager to see if it is listed.

1. Download the PET to a temporary location in your computer.
2. Click on the file to install it.

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it detected the printer as a hp F4500 (not a typo, the printer is a f4580 but the computer detects a different type Confused ),

This is not a problem. Your printer is a member of the F4500 family.

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I tried to install it as a local printer and browsing to the downloaded pet file,

???? If you had installed the PET correctly as above, your F4580 would have appeared at the top of the list of HP printers. There would be no need to browse to find a file. And you certainly wouldn't give it the PET file.

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Not sure if it's a network printer or not; it's connected with usb to the computer running puppy where I'm trying to install it on, it's connected on wifi with some other windows laptops in the house and it works on those.


If the printer is connected to your computer by USB, it's a local printer and CUPS detects it as such.

If you unplug the USB, CUPS should still detect it, but as a networked printer.

Go back into CUPS. Open the Printers tab. Delete your printer. Then let CUPS detect it again.
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newpup333

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PostPosted: Fri 19 Jul 2013, 08:46    Post subject:  

rcrsn51 wrote:
newpup333 wrote:
I'm running slacko 5.4, downloaded the hplip_print-3.13.4.pet from the other thread

Have you actually installed the PET correctly or did you just download the file? Look in Menu > Setup> Puppy Package Manager to see if it is listed.

1. Download the PET to a temporary location in your computer.
2. Click on the file to install it.
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it detected the printer as a hp F4500 (not a typo, the printer is a f4580 but the computer detects a different type Confused ),

This is not a problem. Your printer is a member of the F4500 family.

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I tried to install it as a local printer and browsing to the downloaded pet file,

???? If you had installed the PET correctly as above, your F4580 would have appeared at the top of the list of HP printers. There would be no need to browse to find a file. And you certainly wouldn't give it the PET file.

I tried, I located the file and tried to open it but it didn't give me a program to open it with but asked me to browse for the program. Having no idea what program I would need I figured the configuration would do it. After downloading again with firefox I noticed firefox gave me the option to save it or to run it. When choosing run I got a popup saying it was installed, when adding the printer it was the top one of the list Very Happy Thx!
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Not sure if it's a network printer or not; it's connected with usb to the computer running puppy where I'm trying to install it on, it's connected on wifi with some other windows laptops in the house and it works on those.


If the printer is connected to your computer by USB, it's a local printer and CUPS detects it as such.

If you unplug the USB, CUPS should still detect it, but as a networked printer.

I doubt that, the computer is 10 years old and doesn't have wifi Wink

But problem solved, works great now!
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Fri 19 Jul 2013, 08:57    Post subject:  

newpup333 wrote:
I doubt that, the computer is 10 years old and doesn't have wifi


Your computer doesn't need wifi to detect a wifi-enabled printer. It doesn't talk directly to the printer through the air - it finds it through your network connection.

I suspect that your original download was corrupted. Or maybe you clicked the wrong "Download" button on the datafilehost..com page.
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newpup333

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PostPosted: Tue 23 Jul 2013, 08:02    Post subject:  

ok, got this working a couple days ago as stated, tried to print something with viewnior for the first time today, it didn't have a printer icon, tried to print the file with mtpaint, refused to print as well:s

Is this specific to the hp drivers I use? What software do you guys use to print images?
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PostPosted: Tue 23 Jul 2013, 08:25    Post subject:  

newpup333 wrote:
What software do you guys use to print images?

PeasyPrint. Slacko 5.4 may already have it in the Graphic menu.
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newpup333

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PostPosted: Tue 23 Jul 2013, 08:40    Post subject:  

rcrsn51 wrote:
newpup333 wrote:
What software do you guys use to print images?

PeasyPrint. Slacko 5.4 may already have it in the Graphic menu.

Installed it, says it's printing. refuses to print.

went back to localhost:631, tried to print a test page but it won't print it. This worked a couple days ago and I haven't changed any configuration since then. How is that even possible?
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PostPosted: Tue 23 Jul 2013, 09:00    Post subject:  

Are you connected by USB or wifi?
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PostPosted: Tue 23 Jul 2013, 09:13    Post subject:  

usb
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PostPosted: Tue 23 Jul 2013, 09:25    Post subject:  

Have you recently used the device as a scanner? If so, reboot it.
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PostPosted: Tue 23 Jul 2013, 11:27    Post subject:  

I did; rebooted it and now it works again. Thx
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