Joined: Sep. 2005
||Posted: June 24 2007,10:05
In fact foomatic wasn't installed so I compiled it, but still could not print - both cups and hplip seem to be poor at stating what exactly is required for them to work.
I had a minor breakthrough yesterday in that I managed to print a test page - in two years of using DSL, this is the first time I managed to get anything out of a printer...
Here's the list of debs I installed from oldstable (in that order):
debconf, ucf, libjpeg62, libpaper1, libc6, libssl, libsnmp-base, libsensors3, libsnmp5, libncurses5, libreadline4, libdb4.2, zlib1g, python2.3, python, libtiff4, libpng12-0, libslp1, xpdf-common, libgcc1, gcc-3.3-base, libstdc++5, xpdf-utils, libaudio2, libexpat1, libfontconfig1, liblcms1, libmng1, libxrender1, libxcursor1, libqt3c102-mt, xlibmesa-glu, python2.3-sip4-qt3, python2.3-qt3, python-qt3, libgpg-error0, libgcrypt11, liblzo1, libopencdk8, libtasn1, libgnutls11, libcupsys2-gnutls10, libcupsimage2, patch, libgdbm3, perl-base, perl-modules, perl, libusb-0.1-4, usbutils, defoma, libgimpprint1, gsfonts, gs-common, gs-gpl, gs, libglib2, gs-esp, cupsys, hplip-data, hplip, cupsys-client, cupsys-bsd
Again, there are several debs that are required that are not mentioned in the list of dependencies for hplip.
Apart from the test page (only from cups, not from hp-testpage), I could not get anything else out of the OfficeJetG85 - I tried to print from Firefox but got an error about gtk and widgets(?). Using an OfficeJetK80 I did not get any errors but also did not get any test page or other print.
Can it really be so hard to print (and this is without speaking of faxes or scanning)?