HP networked printer -- hp-setup won't use, hp-probe finds

Adam Vande More amvandemore at gmail.com
Fri Jun 1 17:24:24 UTC 2012

On Thu, May 31, 2012 at 6:59 PM, Thomas Mueller <mueller23 at insightbb.com>wrote:
> I have an HP LaserJet M1212nf MFP, and hplip/hp-setup in FreeBSD finds the
> printer all right when connected by Ethernet, but then fails on installing
> the required binary plugin.  Printer is not detected at all when connected
> by USB.
> NetBSD 5.1_STABLE i386 with hplip 3.11.1 built from pkgsrc-wip couldn't
> find the printer on Ethernet, next step is to login to wireless router,
> and/or check the dmesg.boot, and then use the IP address found therefrom.
> pkgsrc-wip URL: http://pkgsrc-wip.sourceforge.net/
> pkgsrc URL: http://www.netbsd.org/docs/software/packages.html
> I wonder if I should have bought a printer, non-HP, with wireless, as long
> as it also had USB and Ethernet capability.
> Seeing security advisories for FreeBSD, my next move might be to update
> the source tree by csup, then rebuild (RELENG_9: 9.0-STABLE) for amd64 and
> build for i386 as well.  Then I would have the possibility of building wine
> from the ports, and I could try the MS-Windows software.  I also need to
> update the other ports, including but not limited to hplip and dependencies.

I added a HP Photosmart C6300 series via CUPS using HP Photosmart c6300
Series hpijs, 3.11.5 socket://

Prints fine over wireless.

Adam Vande More

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