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Which driver for HP 4550 printer in Slacko? :Solved
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Lazy JW

Joined: 21 Dec 2011
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PostPosted: Sat 24 Dec 2011, 09:43    Post subject:  Which driver for HP 4550 printer in Slacko? :Solved  

Howdy all,
First time poster. New to linux, don't know much about computers in general. Puppy seems to answer my needs quite well though.

Trying to get my HP 4550 All-in-One printer working on Puppy. I've read the tutorials on this forum and thus found the HPLIP website that should contain my needed drivers.

The first question they ask is what distribution of Linux am I using. The options on their drop-down list are as follows:

Boss
Debian
Fedora
IGOS
Linpus Linux
Linux from scratch
Linux Mint
Mandriva Linux
Mepis
PCLinuxOS
Red Hat
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
SUSE Linux
Ubuntu
gOS

Puppy Linux is not listed.

I'm using Slacko 5.3.1 on an Acer laptop
Intel Pentium P6100 processor
250 GB HDD
3 GB DDR3 RAM

My dumb quistion is this: What distribution should I select, or from what distribution is Puppy 5.3.1 descended?

Thanks,
Joe

Last edited by Lazy JW on Wed 28 Dec 2011, 14:09; edited 1 time in total
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Lazy JW

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PostPosted: Mon 26 Dec 2011, 12:37    Post subject:  

Hmmmm.... two days later and 38 views, seems as though no one else knows the answer either. Reckon I don't feel quite so dumb now... Laughing
Thanks anyway,
Joe
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RSH


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PostPosted: Mon 26 Dec 2011, 20:33    Post subject:  

Hello,

and welcome to puppy linux.

For example: lucid puppy is ubuntu based, so it can use the ubuntu .deb files. I don't know on what linux slacko is based. But lobster seems to be a developer or otherwise involved expert for slacko. Maybe sending him a private message, to get him informed about your issue.

RSH

Edit: as i see, you and lobster are online!

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Lazy JW

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PostPosted: Tue 27 Dec 2011, 11:06    Post subject: Solved: Which driver for HP 4550 printer in Slacko  

Got it. I had overlooked the link provided by rcrsn51 to the CUPS localhost:631. Once I got there, it went smoothly.

I told you I was new at this stuff.
Thanks again,
Joe
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Lazy JW

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PostPosted: Tue 27 Dec 2011, 11:11    Post subject:  

I tried to modify the title to include the word "Solved" but reckon I don't know how to do that either Razz
Joe
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Aitch


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PostPosted: Tue 27 Dec 2011, 14:11    Post subject:  

Lazy JW
Use the edit icon top right, in that 1st post, then just add Solved to the subject line at the top
thanks

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Lazy JW

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PostPosted: Wed 28 Dec 2011, 14:10    Post subject:  

Thanks Aitch Very Happy
I'm learning, little by little.
Joe
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