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Applications / Re: Using a scanner with hplip?
« Last post by Doug Bissett on Today at 08:55:08 pm »
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Past experience with HP Envy series printers shows that they are almost all win printers with all that entails.

My brother has an HP Envy 4520. It works pretty much the same as my HP OfficeJet 3830. CUPS support seems to be excellent, and the printing is very good.

My previous printer was an HP <something> that worked almost the same. It had excellent CUPS support too. I never did get USB to work with it, because the printer was used, when I got it, and the USB connector was badly damaged.

In the newer machines, there is access to the internet, plus an open built in WiFi access point. You do have to either password that stuff, or better, just turn it off, which is easy enough from the built in web page.

The web page support (built into the printer) works very well for all of that (plus scanning), but that doesn't work if you use the USB interface.

FWIW, I also obtained a Brother <something>, which has a huge footprint. It also works with WiFi, and has a broken RJ45 connector, as well as USB. It works well over WiFi, with it's own web page support for things like setup and scanning. Not nearly as user friendly as the HP devices though. For a B/W laser printer, it does a good job, but you might need the BRLASER support package to use it with CUPS. I never bothered trying without that.

For HP printers, that are too new, you can probably get one of the older CUPS setups to work, although they may not support all of the features. HP seems to be pretty consistent in how their hardware works. I definitely can't say that for some other brands.
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Applications / Re: Using a scanner with hplip?
« Last post by Pete on Today at 08:48:31 pm »
Hi Pete2

Reading your post I am encouraged but currently stuck between a rock and a hard place  :-)

Explanation:

I have cups installed on my Desktop from zip files as per your eCS2.2b2 installation.

I have cups and hplip installed from rpm on my Laptop as per your ArcaOS installation.

The current hplip zip package is too old a version to support the printer so is not installed on my Desktop.

Pauls just built hpaio zip package will not work on my Desktop due to lack of hplip. I am currently trying to work out if I can add the files from the hpaio zip package to the "*nixy tree" used for rpm installed packages on my Laptop.

So, stuck between waiting for a later hplip zip package and a hpaio rpm package...

It seems hp-mkuri has been mentioned a few times much to my interest as there is no hp-mkuri file among the hplip or hpaio files...

There is a makeuri data file supplied with hplip the contents of which refer to makeuri.py - looks suspiciously like a replacement for hp-mkuri based on name similarity.

And the final problem: How would I run makeuri.py? - I suspect it is a python file?


Regards

Pete




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Applications / Re: Using a scanner with hplip?
« Last post by Pete on Today at 08:22:47 pm »
Hi ivan

Yes, definitely a "win printer" - most cheap inkjets are - but that is why we have cups, Thanks to Paul, Silvan, Alex and others involved in porting the software needed.

So, No problems with getting this printing using the current rpm installed cups/hplip/other bits involved.

In fact, had the printer working with ArcaOS long before I could get it installed in WindowsXP running in VirtualPC or Windows7 running in VirtualBox - the HP Installer/Setup craps out and fails to complete install/setup. Having tested with Windows7 32bit on real hardware where there is no problem I can only guess that running in a virtual machine screws up the HP Installer.

I found where the driver pack had been extracted to in WindowsXP and managed to get most of the driver side installed - can now print but trying to scan results in a "no scanner found" message. Not really needed but nice if I can eventually get it to work.

As for scanning via browser interface Please see response to Doug - Basically I dislike automatic updates.


Regards

Pete




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Applications / Re: Using a scanner with hplip?
« Last post by Pete on Today at 08:10:01 pm »
Hi Doug

Scanning from the browser interface requires "web services" to be enabled which means automatic updates whether you want them of not. I think I would rather leave that disabled than suddenly find 1 day that printing does not work any more due to an irreversible update. However, if all else fails...


Regards

Pete
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Applications / Re: Using a scanner with hplip?
« Last post by ivan on Today at 07:38:08 pm »
Hi Pete,

Past experience with HP Envy series printers shows that they are almost all win printers with all that entails.

If you can get to a web based setup and it allows scanning to FTP on a local network you might be able to do something and all it requires is setting up Peter's FTP server on your computer, that is what I do with scanning on my Brother DCP-9020cdw laser printer.
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Applications / Re: Using a scanner with hplip?
« Last post by Pete2 on Today at 07:09:21 pm »
Hi Pete. I think you should be able to use hpaio.

I have a HP deskjet 2510 usb all-in-one. On  eCS 2.2b2 I've got the 'old' type standard CUPS installation in the root of the boot drive. I'm using hpaio 3.15.11 with hplip 3.15.11, both installed in the root of the boot drive. With this setup printing doesn't work, but following Paul's instructions I have scanning working. I've set SANE_DEFAULT_DEVICE to the value obtained by hp-mkuri, so if I type in (e.g.)

scanimage --resolution 300 >foo.jpg

it works as intended. I'm not sure how to make things work in Tame - IIRC you must add a key to scanner.dat, which can be done with an INI file editor - but I don't know what values to use, or how one is supposed to determine them.

On ArcaOS I installed CUPS via anpm into my usr tree, which isn't on the boot drive, and created a printer using Alex Taylor's printer manager. Printing worked fine (until the last upgrade, when it mysteriously stopped working.)  I'm using the same hpaio and have hplip in the root of the boot drive, but if I run hp-mkuri or scanimage - not a sausage. But YMMV.

I hope this helps a bit - and if anyone has any idea why scanimage &co won't start, any suggestions would be welcome.
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Applications / Re: Using a scanner with hplip?
« Last post by Doug Bissett on Today at 04:36:37 pm »
If your HP printer can use network attachment (TCP/IP, wired, or WiFi), you can scan using the built in web page (doesn't work with USB attachment). Simply use a browser to open the address that the printer got (I don't have the details at the moment, but it is described in the manual). This also works with Brother printers (at least the one that I have).
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Applications / Re: Using a scanner with hplip?
« Last post by Paul Smedley on Today at 11:08:09 am »
Hey Pete,

I found this in my tmp folder - http://smedley.id.au/tmp/hpaio-3.18.12-os2-20190114.zip

I can't remember what's involved to install this, and note that it's not tested. See https://www.os2world.com/forum/index.php?topic=118.0 for details on older builds

From memory, conf file needs to be copied to where all the other sane conf files are, and DLL can be anywhere, just needs to be loaded in dll.conf (with a path)

Cheers,

Paul
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Web applications / Re: Firefox and youtube
« Last post by David Graser on Today at 08:43:19 am »
How about voyager.
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Web applications / Re: Firefox and youtube
« Last post by David Graser on Today at 05:55:00 am »
Some more doodles of bearcat.  Nothing more.

Maybe a seahorse.  I had already done another is why it is posted.
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