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    Default How come there's no Printing section on the forums? Anyways.... I have problems installing an HP..

    So I have never had problems installing my printer with other Linux distro's and didn't expect this problems. So I'm trying to get this done and maybe I would buy anew printer to solve this but.... Am I a fool ? I think not how many time will I have to buy a new printer because of this ? Am I a fool ? I think not. Non-standard HW shoudn't be bought and a closed HW is not standard instead the company that does that HW has to pay for it.

    I need Open HW Printer so I start selling that to peers "no claws".

    Installing this printer well maybe I'll just go back to Macbuntu since I'm not taking my time to use this non-standard piece of plastic.

    If there's PnP solution for HP P1102w I'll do it since then Windows 7 baby!

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    Default Re: How come there's no Printing section on the forums? Anyways....I have problems installing an HP..

    On Tue 22 Apr 2014 03:26:01 PM CDT, binarydepth wrote:


    So I have never had problems installing my printer with other Linux
    distro's and didn't expect this problems. So I'm trying to get this done
    and maybe I would buy anew printer to solve this but.... Am I a fool ?
    I think not how many time will I have to buy a new printer because of
    this ? Am I a fool ? I think not. Non-standard HW shoudn't be bought
    and a closed HW is not standard instead the company that does that HW
    has to pay for it.

    I need Open HW Printer so I start selling that to peers "no claws".

    Installing this printer well maybe I'll just go back to Macbuntu since
    I'm not taking my time to use this non-standard piece of plastic.

    If there's PnP solution for HP P1102w I'll do it since then Windows 7
    baby!


    Hi
    I have a HP LaserJet Professional P1102w here works a charm....

    Initial configuration of the printer was done via unsecure wireless
    (as in guest access) so could get to the webpage to configure. Else I
    guess windows or USB.

    Once configured with an ip address, the on the client systems install
    hplip, then as root user ensure cups is running;
    Code:
    systemctl enable cups.service
    systemctl start cups.service
    hp-setup
    Once hp-setup is started, select network/ethernet wireless option and
    select show advanced options, select manual discovery and enter the ip
    address, hit next, download the plugin, press next (just wait a minute)
    and the final step appears showing driver etc, add a printer name and
    location and finish. Then as your user, run hp-toolbox.

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    Default Re: How come there's no Printing section on the forums? Anyways.... I have problems installing an HP

    And instead of asking us if you are a fool, you could have informed us which version of openSUSE you use. More efficient in the helping process.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: How come there's no Printing section on the forums? Anyways....I have problems installing an HP..

    Answer to your question in the subject - there's no printing section
    because printers are hardware, so the hardware forum typically covers
    that - on the rare occasion that there is someone with a printer issue.

    If there's not enough traffic to support a section, we generally don't
    consider creating it.

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    Default Re: How come there's no Printing section on the forums? Anyways....I have problems installing an HP.

    Quote Originally Posted by hendersj View Post
    Answer to your question in the subject - there's no printing section
    because printers are hardware, so the hardware forum typically covers
    that - on the rare occasion that there is someone with a printer issue.

    If there's not enough traffic to support a section, we generally don't
    consider creating it.

    Jim
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    Great TY. I don't know about how to consider forum sections. I thought that Printers is a very common thing for non-savy users. Maybe a "most common printers tutorial" section can be included in the HW section but you guys know better.

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    malcolmlewis

    TY I'm installing the HP driver now. It's taking more time than before and this was the previous setting process that worked but I don't know why it wasn't triggered this time maybe I forgot a step.

    I think that I may have used YAST to install the printer before and now I was using the Gnome printer setup program.

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    hcvv

    Don't take that personally I just didn't stated clearly what I was saying. I'm thinking about how companies close the HW and it's not their work to support every OS in the world and it would be a foolish thing to keep buying printers because of that when it works perfectly. So that's why it becomes a piece of plastic I'll be less sarcastic/negative in next posts since that style doesn't promote a good ambiance so your words are well received because it's completely wise what you say.
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    Oh I was writing this post and that's why the focus of the interface didn't let me see the license agreement from the HP driver installation so that's why it was halted there.

    This is superbly solved TY everyone. XD

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    Default Re: How come there's no Printing section on the forums? Anyways....I have problems installing an HP..

    On Fri, 25 Apr 2014 18:46:01 +0000, binarydepth wrote:

    > Great TY. I don't know about how to consider forum sections. I thought
    > that Printers is a very common thing for non-savy users. Maybe a "most
    > common printers tutorial" section can be included in the HW section but
    > you guys know better.


    Thanks for the feedback - I'll take it back to the staff discussion area,
    and we'll see if there's something we think needs to be done to make this
    clearer.

    Jim



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