Friday, March 9, 2012

HP Deskjet 3050 j610 on Debian Wheezy

[UPDATE: David Sánchez has a much easier method: run system-config-printer as root (it's installed in Wheezy). From there select the network printer option.]

Debian Wheezy has a reasonably up-to-date version of HPLIP (3.11.12. Latest is 3.12.2) so it should support my year-old printer. It recognises the printer but says I need to be a member of so-and-so group.
Where is users and groups in Gnome 3? Maybe I need gnome-system-tools? OK, now I have Users and Groups in System Settings, but I can't see groups. But in User Privileges I can see Configure printers. Ticking that and I can add the printer. Make the printer the default printer and I can print too.

5 comments:

  1. you need

    system-config-printer


    install and excecute as root

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  3. you need

    system-config-printer


    install and excecute as root

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  4. I've just done a fresh install of Wheezy, and I can confirm David Sánchez' method works: I selected the network printer option and Wheezy found the printer. I could then print from my user account.

    Simple.

    Thanks again, David.

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