My old colour laserjet printer finally wore out after 24 years so purchased a new HP Color Laser MFP 179fnw to replace the old networked printer. Unfortunately I have not yet been able to install it because there are no drivers available for the usual sources using yast.
The HP Developers Portal gave me the link for HPLIP and since this is much newer than the version from the repo site I downloaded and ran the hplip-3.22.10.run script.
The script ran but threw up four or five errors and I had intended to post them here. Unfortunately I have not yet found a way to cut and paste the text from the window which the script runs, so my first question is how can I pipe or otherwise copy the text in the run window so I can send the details to the forum and seek help fixing the errors please.
Second question, the script downloads and installs a bunch of files including hplip but where are these saved and how can I ensure they are not overwritten by the repo when I update?
At present the repo version of hplip is 3.21.10-150400.3.5.1. Is it possible to configure my updates to include the HP Development Portal version or is that a silly question?
Hi hui and thanks for the info. So much for retiring my HP LJ 2840 which, sadly, is on its way to recycling depot as I type.
How long will it be before the support is added and is there anything I can do until then? I was able to download what HP stated are linux drivers from their website but there were no installation notes or other details. The download directory was named “uld” and the contents are as follows:-
alastair@ibmserv2:~/Downloads/uld> ls -l
drwxr-xr-x 1 alastair users 174 Jun 16 2020 aarch64
drwxr-xr-x 1 alastair users 174 Jun 18 2020 i386
-rwxr-xr-x 1 alastair users 446 Jun 18 2020 install-printer.sh
-rwxr-xr-x 1 alastair users 446 Jun 18 2020 install-scanner.sh
-rwxr-xr-x 1 alastair users 848 Jun 18 2020 install.sh
drwxr-xr-x 1 alastair users 174 Jun 18 2020 mips64
drwxr-xr-x 1 alastair users 904 Jun 11 2020 noarch
-rwxr-xr-x 1 alastair users 328 Jun 18 2020 uninstall-printer.sh
-rwxr-xr-x 1 alastair users 328 Jun 18 2020 uninstall-scanner.sh
-rwxr-xr-x 1 alastair users 383 Jun 18 2020 uninstall.sh
drwxr-xr-x 1 alastair users 174 Jun 16 2020 x86_64
alastair@ibmserv2:~/Downloads/uld/x86_64> ls -l
-rwxr-xr-x 1 alastair users 36808 Jun 16 2020 gettext
-rwxr-xr-x 1 alastair users 2180256 Jun 16 2020 libsane-smfp.so.1.0.1
-rwxr-xr-x 1 alastair users 2841035 Jun 16 2020 libscmssc.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 alastair users 58200 Jun 16 2020 pstosecps
-rwxr-xr-x 1 alastair users 105192 Jun 16 2020 rastertospl
-rwxr-xr-x 1 alastair users 1204656 Jun 16 2020 smfpnetdiscovery
-rwxr-xr-x 1 alastair users 10480 Jun 16 2020 usbresetter
When you follow the installation guide, you will execute the run file in a terminal/console. That means it is easy to mark the terminal/console output → right-click → copy. Then you are able to paste it here.
Hi Sauerland, many thanks for the link. I tried to edit it for English but as soon as I tried it took me to the support site.
I think, however, that was where I found the uld download but didn’t mean much to me as there was no readme documentation or help with installation.
Not sure why you mention Samsung. No Samsung printers here.
I have made some progress with the driverless installation but clearly I am not a coder and cannot get any connection to work although my new printer is found. I am hoping for a step by step guide. There are so many ways of making this work but so far I have failed.
Hi Sauerland many thanks and this is what I have already downloaded. My problem is what to do with it.
If I use driverless command and try and follow the guidance given above I fail. Tried several methods but still no joy.
Will keep trying.
Hi and many thanks. I ran it correctly and more confidently having received your advice and both print driver and scan driver have been installed, so there is a start.
Not sure if now I should try Yast again. Will try and report back.