HP 3050 won't install

Message
Author
User avatar
matelot
Forum Regular
Forum Regular
Posts: 298
Joined: Sat Jul 15, 2006 4:47 am

HP 3050 won't install

#1 Postby matelot » Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:33 pm

I'm trying out AntiX (AntiX-M11-686) for my wife's laptop. All OK except for the printer (I'm testing it all in VB).

CUPS and localhost:631 can't see it at all (wireless and USB connected). HP print manager detects the printer, but then there's a CUPS backend failure, or can't find some file under /usr etc.

I deleted all HP and CUPS stuff I could find with synaptic, rebooted, and used the metapackage to install. No different. I've also just fallen for a 630MB major update - no different. I've taken every step I've taken under SM11 to install HP-LIP and associated packages >3.11 etc, but to no avail.

AntiX print manager sometimes let me select the printer (3 choices of the same printer), but clicking Apply did nothing...

What have I missed?

Cheers
Asus K55A i7 laptop 6GB RAM, 500GB SATA HDD, turbo-boost 3.1Ghz::
Win7 64 bit - eek!::
Intel graphics, UEFI and GPT::
HP Deskjet 3050 wireless::
Image

User avatar
lucky9
Forum Veteran
Forum Veteran
Posts: 12373
Joined: Wed Jul 12, 2006 5:54 am

Re: HP 3050 won't install

#2 Postby lucky9 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:39 pm

If you are testing in VB then you need to use VB to connect to the printer. In a real install the printer will be picked up automatically if I remember correctly. Someone will chime in if that's not the case. But I never had to install a printer with a real install of antiX, beyond using localhost:631 that is.
Yes, even I am dishonest. Not in many ways, but in some. Forty-one, I think it is.
--Mark Twain

User avatar
matelot
Forum Regular
Forum Regular
Posts: 298
Joined: Sat Jul 15, 2006 4:47 am

Re: HP 3050 won't install

#3 Postby matelot » Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:20 am

lucky9 wrote:If you are testing in VB then you need to use VB to connect to the printer.


Many thanks for that, lucky9. I'm not sure initially how to do that, but I'll give it a crack.

Cheers

Edit: sorted. In VM menu Devices --> USB devices - tick HP3050. Instant printing.

Cheers :happy:
Asus K55A i7 laptop 6GB RAM, 500GB SATA HDD, turbo-boost 3.1Ghz::
Win7 64 bit - eek!::
Intel graphics, UEFI and GPT::
HP Deskjet 3050 wireless::
Image

User avatar
lucky9
Forum Veteran
Forum Veteran
Posts: 12373
Joined: Wed Jul 12, 2006 5:54 am

Re: HP 3050 won't install

#4 Postby lucky9 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:38 am

I'd have looked it up if you hadn't found it. But forgetting we're in a virtual machine is something all of us (well most anyway) have done.
Yes, even I am dishonest. Not in many ways, but in some. Forty-one, I think it is.
--Mark Twain


Return to “antiX”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Yahoo [Bot] and 1 guest