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How to use HP Office Pro 8100 in Precise 5.7.1?
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BalerGuy

Joined: 18 Oct 2014
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PostPosted: Tue 21 Oct 2014, 23:38    Post_subject:  How to use HP Office Pro 8100 in Precise 5.7.1?
Sub_title: Pup Drivers Red Flagged
 

Which directory under SDA1 should house my hplip & cups drivers?

I made a number of attempts at doing this with the supplied menus but all of those ended up 'unable' generally for "perhaps the driver repos are not up to date". I did update. No work. So the manual job has begun.

2 likely candidates on my HP Office Pro8100 series (double side) 'driver disk' are these: 8100.qpd & 8100_n.inx were copied over to sda1/run/hplip but nothing from the wifi printer yet. Is 'run' the correct subdirectory? I figured so because it had the subdirectory............ hplip.

I even added the "setup.exe" but that didn't do it either....... What files am I missing and where should they be put?

Thanks gurus for reading this! Any hints would be appreciated!
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Wed 22 Oct 2014, 14:54    Post_subject:  

Are you trying to copy the Windows printer driver into Puppy? That won't work.

Have you read "How to Install your Printer" at the top of this section? It has a link to an HP printer driver made just for Puppy.

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Pup Drivers Red Flagged

What does that statement mean? You need to provide better information about your problem.

At this point, you should do a clean re-install of Precise and start your printer setup again.
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