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Offline Juanito

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hplip
« on: March 14, 2009, 10:36:06 PM »
hplip.tcel extension submitted - hplip.tczl to follow at some point.

Note the following:

1. This was tested with an officejetG85 and officejetK80 directly connected to a usb port. hplip does not support fax on these two machines (even though they have fax) and thus I could not test this.
2. hplip uses cups to print and fax, but several commands (see "ls /usr/local/bin/hp-*") support doing things directly - "hp-levels" is particularly useful...
3. the xsane extension can be used to scan with hplip - I have not yet compiled the PIL program required to scan directly from hplip.
4. hplip should print to a parallel port and/or network connected printer, but I do not have one to test.
5. the hplip extension contains a cut-down version of sane-backends, it can only be used to scan with hp all-in-one printer/fax/scanners.
6. If you only want to print from an hp all-in-one machine, it might be better to use the hpijs_hpoj extension...

NB: You need to use the menu item/icon to start cups/dbus otherwise hplip will not work:
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Title:          hplip.tcel
Description:    hplip
Version:        2.8.12
Author:         see list of sites below
Original-site:  see list of sites below
Copying-policy: see list of sites below
Size: 6.4MB
Extension_by:   juanito
Comments:       hplip print, fax, scan for tinycore
                ----------
                Requires
                glib2.tcel, expat2.tcel, openssl-0.9.8h.tcel, dbus_glib.tcel, dbus_python.tcel,
                python.tcel, usb-utils.tcel, cups.tcel, gs.tcel, perl5.tcel
                and optionally xsane.tcel to scan
                and optionally hplip_ppd.tce for ppd drivers (then add to backup)
                ----------
                fax not tested since it is not supported on the
                .. two usb all-in-one machines I have access to
                ----------
                menu item/icon will prompt for a root password if not set,
                .. start cups and start dbus
                ----------
                Example howto:
                click on "hplip" menu item/icon
                start browser and goto http://localhost:631
                click on "add printer" button and follow instructions
                choose a uri of the form "hp:/usb/OfficeJet_G85?serial=SGG13E0C49VL"
                ..this should already be in the drop down box
                choose the suggested ppd (if hplip_ppd.tce loaded)
                click on "print testpage" button to test
                ----------
                To keep settings on reboot, add the following to your backup
                /etc/cups/cupsd.conf (if changed)
                /etc/cups/printers.conf
                /etc/cups/ppd
                ----------
                This extension contains:
                hplip-2.8.12 - GPLv2 - http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/hplip/hplip-2.8.12.tar.gz
                libieee1284-0.2.10 - GPLv2 - http://freshmeat.net/redir/libieee1284/31854/url_bz2/libieee1284-0.2.10.tar.bz2
                net-snmp-5.4.2.1 - CMU/UCD - http://master.dl.sourceforge.net/net-snmp/net-snmp-5.4.2.1.tar.gz
                sane-backends-1.0.19 - GPLv2 - www.sfr-fresh.com/linux/misc/sane-backends-1.0.19.tar.gz
Change-log:     First version
Current:        2009/03/13
« Last Edit: March 16, 2009, 12:09:44 AM by Juanito »

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Re: hplip
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2009, 09:56:55 PM »
hplip.tcel extension submitted - hplip.tczl to follow at some point.

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                To keep settings on reboot, add the following to your backup
                /etc/cups/cupsd.conf (if changed)
                /etc/cups/printers.conf
                /etc/cups/ppd
                ----------


This might be obvious, but the drivers from hplip_ppd  loaded into /etc/cups/ppd will add about 9.6 megs to your boot, vs about 20k for the driver you need.....so delete what you don't need.
« Last Edit: July 14, 2009, 09:59:20 PM by jpeters »

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Re: hplip
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2009, 10:05:33 PM »
..from hplip.ppd.tce.info  :) :
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                Load extension once, selected required ppd driver file
                ..and add to backup

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Re: hplip
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2009, 12:11:48 AM »
I got it wrong anyway....cups installs the driver from /usr/local/share/ppd/  
(I made my own extension, and I still missed it...... :)  

It's interesting that cups lists the files in /usr/local/share/ppd  without using ppd
(in the 'hp' dropdown menu).
« Last Edit: July 15, 2009, 12:35:28 AM by jpeters »