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  1. #1
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    Ok,I have a printer HP 610C Deskjet.
    How do I install my printer

  2. #2
    Linux Engineer adrenaline's Avatar
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    This is a complex process. Here is a brief explanation I hope it helps. For some reason in slackware. It loads to print standards. It loads cups and lpgr. It turns out that they don't play well together. Here is what I did. in a term as root
    cd /etc/rc.d
    chmod -x rc.lprng 
    chmod +x rc.cups
    Then I go to the print manager in KDE and start the wizard for the printer. Now her is the tricky part. It is defaulted to lprng. There is a drop down menu on the bottom right that you need to change to cups. Then the wizard is pretty much straight forward after that.
    I know that is a lot let me know if something needs to be more clear.
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  3. #3


    You must install HPIJS

    download at

    restart cupsd daemon

    and go to:


    And enter your username(root) and password

    After that you can configure your printer ...

    Details instruction at

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    Hi everyone,

    Recently I dumped Winbloze XP and installed Slackware 10.1 and I love it. However, I'm having a_very_hard_time installing my HP DeskJet 960C printer. This is my second day on Slackware (install went O.K.), so please bear with this Linux n00b. As far as I've read, I need the hplip v.0.8.8 driver. So I downloaded it, followed the instructions and completed step 5 ( But at step 6, I get a nasty error.

    ## ----------- ##
    ## Core tests. ##
    ## ----------- ##
    configure:1538: checking for a BSD-compatible install
    configure:1593: result: /usr/bin/ginstall -c
    configure:1604: checking whether build environment is sane
    configure:1647: result: yes
    configure:1712: checking for gawk
    configure:1728: found /usr/bin/gawk
    configure:1738: result: gawk
    configure:1748: checking whether make sets $(MAKE)
    configure:1772: result: no
    configure:2015: checking build system type
    configure:2033: result: i686-pc-linux-gnuoldld
    configure:2041: checking host system type
    configure:2055: result: i686-pc-linux-gnuoldld
    configure:2075: checking for style of include used by make
    configure:2103: result: none
    configure:2174: checking for gcc
    configure:2203: result: no
    configure:2254: checking for cc
    configure:2283: result: no
    configure:2296: checking for cc
    configure:2342: result: no
    configure:2395: checking for cl
    configure:2424: result: no
    configure:2438: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
    See `config.log' for more details.
    WTH does that mean? I'm at a total loss in what I should do. Any help is certainly appreciated.

  6. #5
    Never mind the above, I made it to step 9. But at step 10 of Point 2 of the Readme:

    Enter this command:
    # /etc/init.d/hplip restart
    It says "No such file or directory". What should I do now?

  7. #6
    Linux User zba78's Avatar
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    In slackware the file hplip is installed into /usr/share/hplip/hplip so you must run /usr/share/hplip/ restart

    read for more info
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  8. #7
    Thanks for the info zba78. But after I put in that command, I get:

    Stopping hpiod:                                            [  OK  ]
    Stopping hpssd:                                            [  OK  ]
    Starting hpiod:                                            [FAILED]
    Starting hpssd:                                            [FAILED]
    Looks like something isn't right.

  9. #8
    O.K., I ignored that message and went ahead and installed my printer by following Step 3. And it worked! This O.S. is kick-ass!!! I still have a few problems, like my lack of scroll wheel, no sound and no CD-RW, but there's no way I'm going to stop now. Small question: When I click on Utilities > HP Device Manager, it won't open. The target is "/usr/share/hplip/toolbox", and I can even see the Python file in Konqueror, but I can't open it. Is this perhaps because of the "bad" install? And is it fixable?

  10. #9

    hpiod and hpssd fix on slackware 10.2

    We managed to solve the problem the above by modifying the script.
    There are two script variables that are null by default, that need to point to the directories containing hpiod and hpssd.

    We changed this:
    to this:
    Hope it helps.

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