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HP services problems

Postby Draius » 2017-04-28 16:22

I switched from Windows 7 Ultimate to Debian 8. I realized that installing software is more complicated than on Windows 7. I couldn't install even one program on Debian. I must install the HP Services as quick as possible because I have to print some documents. I've tried every version I found on the Internet and it didn't work. Can anybody please help me ? PLEASE ??
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Re: HP services problems

Postby phenest » 2017-04-28 16:25

What printer have you got and how is it connected to your computer?
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Re: HP services problems

Postby GarryRicketson » 2017-04-28 16:34

This may vary, depending on the model of the printer,...
I have a HP printer, and this package:
https://packages.debian.org/jessie/hplip
was all I needed.

I realized that installing software is more complicated than on Windows 7.

I don't know about that, I never have used windows,... but
installing packages on Debian is not very complicated:
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#apt install hplip

or where "hplip" is, , any package name.
For more details on how to install packages:
https://wiki.debian.org/DebianPackageManagement
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This is not good,
I've tried every version I found on the Internet and it didn't work

To see why :
https://wiki.debian.org/DontBreakDebian
It is not good practice to be installing "just anything", "every version on the internet", or from random websites,
Installing software from places other than official Debian repositories might not get security updates.

There also are several threads on the forum ,about installing the HPLIP package, and getting a HP printer working,..
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Re: HP services problems

Postby stevepusser » 2017-04-28 17:38

If you have a newer printer (which is why phenest asked what model you had), the older hplip in the main Jessie repository may not support it. However, jessie-backports (see backports.org) has the current hplip release.

If you tell us how you're trying to install any programs, we can point out just what's going wrong. Also, I have to reiterate the point that Debian is not a distro for absolute newcomers to Linux; it's more for intermediate users. There are Debian derivative distros that make much more of an effort to be a turnkey solution-- a couple examples are MX 16, Bunsen Labs, or SolydXK. Further diverged from the Debian mothership are the popular Ubuntu and Mint distributions.
The MX Linux repositories: Backports galore! If we don't have something, just ask and we'll try--we like challenges. New packages: AzPainter 2.0.6, Pale Moon 27.4.0, Liquorix kernel 4.11-9, mpv 0.25.0, Kodi 17.3, Ksnip 1.3.1, Mesa 13.0.6
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Re: HP services problems

Postby Draius » 2017-04-28 17:48

Thank you all for the answers ! :D
I've used the HPLIP from hplipopensource.com, and followed all the instructions ,I also began to learn the specific debian programming :wink: , but although following the whole instruction, it didn't work :( ... I have a HP Photosmart 7520. I will try other methods to see if they work.
Thanks !
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Re: HP services problems

Postby stevepusser » 2017-04-28 17:58

It's better to use the hplip packages from the Debian repositories in any situation that I can think of, since they are tweaked to work better. This page says your printer is fully supported by the hplip in Jessie: http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/mo ... eries.html

So, have you tried installing hplip with Synaptic or with apt on the command line?
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Re: HP services problems

Postby Draius » 2017-04-28 18:09

Yes, but how is it going to work ? It still doesn't detect my printer...
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Re: HP services problems

Postby stevepusser » 2017-04-28 18:26

Many printers also require that you use the tools provided to download a non-free ppd file to get it working. I don't really know how that works, but any web search or another user here should be able to walk you through it.
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Re: HP services problems

Postby GarryRicketson » 2017-04-28 19:08

Open a terminal, and try :
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hp-setup

That should start a GUI , it is basically self explaining.
It has been so long now, I don't remember exactly, but it seems to me
I remember it telling me I needed to download another driver or something,
and I gave it permission to do so, ..
Also, sometimes the printer needs to be turned off, and the turned on again,
then the computer detects it,..
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Re: HP services problems

Postby phenest » 2017-04-28 19:23

I always install:
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apt-get install system-config-printer hpijs-ppds
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Re: HP services problems

Postby Draius » 2017-04-29 07:57

Thanks, I've done everything you said, but it says : error : No device selected/specified or that supports this functionality...
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Re: HP services problems

Postby phenest » 2017-04-29 09:12

Draius wrote:but it says

What program are you referring to?

Try to be more explicit in describing what you're doing that lead to the error. Start with what program you're using, and then what you clicked on, etc. That way, we can try to reproduce what you're doing and help guide you.

If you've installed hpijs-ppds, then that has your printer listed. Did you install hplip or system-config-printer? If you installed the latter, then also install, cups-pk-helper and printer-driver-hpijs. You shouldn't need much more than that to make the printer work.

Is it connected via USB?
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Re: HP services problems

Postby Draius » 2017-04-29 10:24

No, it's connected wirelessly. I think the problem could be that the hp-setup requires a GUI support :
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error: HPLIP is not installed properly or is installed without graphical support. Please reinstall HPLIP
warning: Qt/PyQt 4 initialization failed.
error: hp-setup requires GUI support (try running with --qt3). Also, try using interactive (-i) mode.


I reinstalled it a couple of times, but the message is still showing up.

I then typed hp-setup -i, and this message showed up :
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--------------------------------
| SELECT CONNECTION (I/O) TYPE |
--------------------------------

  Num       Connection  Description                                               
            Type                                                                 
  --------  ----------  ----------------------------------------------------------
  0*        usb         Universal Serial Bus (USB)                               
  1         net         Network/Ethernet/Wireless (direct connection or JetDirect)
  2         par         Parallel Port (LPT:)                                     

Enter number 0...2 for connection type (q=quit, enter=usb*) ? 1

Using connection type: net

error: No device selected/specified or that supports this functionality.
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Re: HP services problems

Postby phenest » 2017-04-29 11:42

How are you installing this? Synaptic or command line via apt-get or dpkg?
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Re: HP services problems

Postby Draius » 2017-04-29 11:47

Commandline via apt-get command
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