Printer Help

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jfb
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Printer Help

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Bottom line: I need help getting my printer to work. I have an HP 3636 printer. I installed Hplip from the Software Station. I chose the 3630 series of printers from the printer list. It has always worked on Linux, but I cannot get it to work with Ghostbsd. I tried to “re-install” Hplip (a very windowsish thing to do, I know), but it didn’t work. If someone could help me get my printer to work, I would be eternally grateful…
grahamperrin
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Re: Printer Help

Post by grahamperrin »

Product information helps.

From https://support.hp.com/gb-en/product/hp ... el/8655002 we can see that it's an inkjet device, and so on.

With PPD files in mind: for Linux, https://support.hp.com/gb-en/document/c01174360 directs us to http://hplipopensource.com/, which redirects to https://developers.hp.com/hp-linux-imag ... -printing/ then https://developers.hp.com/hp-linux-imag ... ices/index lists this model as supported:

HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 3636 All-in-one Printer

– with a minimum HPLIP version of 3.15.6.

pkg search hplip shows 3.20.6.

Can you be descriptive about what does not work for you?
jfb
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Re: Printer Help

Post by jfb »

Thanks for the info. I will be looking at it, hopefully, soon. I'll let you know how things work out. Thanks again, I do appreciate the help...
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