HP officejet 5740 drivers needed

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Re: HP officejet 5740 drivers needed

Postby stevepusser » 2017-04-10 20:01

Shep, I think we lost the OP. The printer requires an minimum of hplip=3.14.10, jessie has 3.14.6, and he seemed unwilling to use the backports repository or follow rather simple instructions. Some people are like that.
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Re: HP officejet 5740 drivers needed

Postby shep » 2017-04-12 13:21

IMHO, the problem with click n configure interfaces is that they are complex and when they fail are difficult to trouble shoot. Searching the internet and reading documentation become requisite.

For basic printing, the OP had 4 options in Debian:
2) CUPS + manual configuration
3) LPRng + hpijs or gutenprint PCL-900
4 LPR + hpijs or gutenprint PCL-900

I use OpenBSD/NetBSD - the base LPR print spooler is elegantly simple.
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