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Re: [K12OSN] hplip worth setting up , using

I've done it several times, both with "stock" CentOS 5 and with K12LTSP 5EL.  Yep, it's actually pretty easy.  Version 2.8 of HPLIP made tons of improvements and even recognizes the latest HP OfficeJets.

Do note, though, that to recognize some of the latest models (e. g. OfficeJet 6480, which my Dad has), you may need to uninstall the stock HPLIP and download/install the latest one from hplip.sourceforge.net.  But it is not at all difficult to do this.

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Barry R Cisna wrote:
Hello All,

Just thought this may be on some use to people here on the list. If you
haven't checked much into the workings of hplip it is worth your time to
read up on this if you are using any hp jetdirect printers or usb hp
printers. Of course 'way back' this piece was very iffy.It's all on your
k12ltsp server installed by default, BTW. Now, once set up correctly you
can view all of your hp printers , networked as well as hanging off of a
usb TC,all in one interface. It's easy now to set up the extended
functionality of the newer hp printers such as card readers to allow
users to view their memory cards with a launcher on the desktop. For
teachers for example. Shows cartridge levels,panel errors, etc,just as
if you were in front of the printer. Makes admining printers a little
*less* of a pain in the neck:) I have printers from three remote school
buildings all available now without having to drive all over creation to
see what errors are on it .
Just another of my 2 pennies:-)
Hope this helps.

Take Care,
Barry Cisna

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