[cups] Installing HP Envy 4520

Gene Heskett gheskett at shentel.net
Mon Dec 18 12:28:10 PST 2017

On Monday 18 December 2017 13:05:36 Brian Potkin wrote:

> 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
Which should have been:
	sudo apt-get install name_of_file

> 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
> state.

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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