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Re: HP Printer (OfficeJet 8730) Installation




On 29/03/17 18:27, Brian wrote:
> On Wed 29 Mar 2017 at 17:59:03 +0100, Peter Hillier-Brook wrote:
> 
>> Fully up to date Jessie installation
>>
>> my printer recently died and I replaced it with a new OfficeJet as
>> above. Regrettably support is not available with hplip in Jessie, nor
>> with version 3.16.11 that is current in hplip downloads.
>>
>> Has anyone achieved success with this device and, if so how?
> 
> HP's website: http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/supported_devices/officejet.html
> 
> The Min. HPLIP Version is 3.16.7. Debian has that in backports for Jessie.
> 
> The changelog at backports has
> 
>  hplip (3.16.7+repack0-1) unstable; urgency=medium
> 
>   * New upstream release
>     - Support for new HP printers:
>       × Officejet Pro 8730
> 
Thanks again, Brian. Once I fiddled with the missing Python component(s)
- by pure guesswork - I was able to print. Scanning is an issue for
another day as xsane produces a thin strip of over-printed rubbish. I'll
probably wait for Stretch before exploring further.

Peter HB

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