[cups] Installing HP Envy 4520

Len Mackay lenmac60 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 18 11:22:53 PST 2017

Hi Brian,
Thanks for the reply.
I have tried apt-get printer-driver-HPcups but I get an invalid operation message back. So still unsure if the package is installed or not.

From: cups <cups-bounces at cups.org> on behalf of Brian Potkin <claremont102 at gmail.com>
Sent: Monday, December 18, 2017 6:05:36 PM
To: cups at cups.org
Subject: Re: [cups] Installing HP Envy 4520

On Mon 18 Dec 2017 at 16:48:08 +0000, Len Mackay wrote:

> I am relatively new to working with a raspberry pi and programming is
> not my strong point. I am using the latest desktop software which is
> great however I am having great difficulty in gettin the above printer
> to work, wirelessly or hard wired. Doing it through the cups option of
> adding printers ther does not appear to be a driver in the list. The
> printer appears but I am unable to get a driver.

> I have also tried to install via the HP site but again no luck.

> Any advice (in as simple a form as possible) would be much appreciated.

I have no experience of using a rasberry pi but I believe the
operating system is based on Debian. For the driver (a PPD)
you will, at a minimum, need the printer-driver-hpcups package.
Check you have it (from a terminal) with

  dpkg -l printer-driver-hpcups

or whatever you feel comfortable with.

Get it with

  apt-get printer-driver-hpcups

if you do not have it. (Actually, if you already have it, this
command will tell you so).

We'll go from there once you determine the package installation

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