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Hi there I am an absolute beginner. I have plugged in my printer but it does not detect the scanner facility. I have XSANE imaging software downloaded. Can someone help ...
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    HP Photosmart 4400 series printer


    Hi there

    I am an absolute beginner. I have plugged in my printer but it does not detect the scanner facility. I have XSANE imaging software downloaded.

    Can someone help me please?

    Sheda

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    You need to install the hplip package (HP Linux Printing and Imaging System) to support HP multifunction printer/scanners.

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    HP 4400 Series Printer Scanner

    Hi there

    Thank you for your reply. So how and where to I get HPLIP - Not forgetting I am an absolute beginner when it comes to LINUX operating system.

    Sheda

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    HP Printer download

    Hi there again

    I found the HP LIP installer put in the instructions in the Terminal and still it did not run
    here is the string. I cd to the directory first and then put in the hplip etc ....


    sheda@sheda:~$ cd ~/Desktop
    sheda@sheda:~/Desktop$ sh hplip-3.9.2
    sh: Can't open hplip-3.9.2
    sheda@sheda:~/Desktop$
    sheda@sheda:~/Desktop$ sh hplip-3.9.2
    sh: Can't open hplip-3.9.2
    sheda@sheda:~/Desktop$
    sheda@sheda:~/Desktop$

    It cannot open hplip

    Sheda

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    You need to do it as root
    Code:
    sudo sh hplip...
    password
    But I would imagine your distro's repositories would have hplip and installing from there is easier and safer.
    Pete

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    What Linux distro are you using? Ubuntu, Fedora, SuSE, Mandriva? There are graphical package managers in most distros that can make this a lot easier than doing it from the command line. If you are using Ubuntu, try the Synaptic program. It should be in the menus.

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    I agree with nullpointer ... use the distro package manager if you can - install from source only if you have to !

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    Isn't that what I said?
    Pete

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    Quote Originally Posted by peteh View Post
    Isn't that what I said?
    Yes Pete - I agree with your comment also but don't recommend OP uses the install from source command ...

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    Actually the hplip file is a self installer. I've used it a couple of times in my earlier days with linux and it works quite well.
    But the Package Managers are better and easier as you say.
    Doing the Hplip<version>.run file is not as complicated as actually installing from source.
    Pete

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