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Re: [gNewSense-users] HPLIP plugin

From: Karl Goetz
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] HPLIP plugin
Date: Tue, 9 Nov 2010 20:02:58 +1030

On Mon, 08 Nov 2010 20:22:39 -0500
Stuart Thayer <address@hidden> wrote:

> Folks:
> My printer is an HP LaserJet P1006. An HPLIP plugin is required 
> to run it, and in Ubuntu and the current Gnewsense, it is simply 
> a matter of running hp-setup, which dowloads and installs, no 
> problem.

IIRC for some printers setup by that tool its downloading proprietary
software for supporting it. Perhaps that has been disabled in the new
debian packages?

> But in the new Debian-based Mint, and in Fedora 14, this doesn't 
> work. It says network connection not detected, even though it is 
> there, an always-on DSL.

Sounds like a configuration issue, but not one we'd support here.

> With Gnewsense, like Mint, moving to Debian, I'm afraid my 
> printer won't work anymore. It seems that Ubuntu is configuring 
> something no one else is.

Potentially so. If its configuring something proprietary that may not
be a feature though :)

> Neither a Web search nor the Ubuntu forums were helpful. I'd 
> rather stay with Gnewsense, but I don't want to forgo the next 
> upgrade.
> Stuart

Karl Goetz, (Kamping_Kaiser / VK5FOSS)
Debian contributor / gNewSense Maintainer
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