Re: HP Printer (OfficeJet 8730) Installation
- Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:20:48 +0100
- From: Brian <ad44@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: HP Printer (OfficeJet 8730) Installation
On Thu 30 Mar 2017 at 23:23:58 +0100, Peter Hillier-Brook wrote:
> On 30/03/17 18:28, Brian wrote:
> > The 8730 looks like a smart device but at 220+ GBP I'd want it working,
> > Now!
> There's £50.00 cashback, I wouldn't willingly part with £220.00 either.
> > Are you using the USB port or is the device on the network? Either way,
> > all that is needed for printing is printer-driver-hpcups, unless you are
> > wedded to having all that hplip provides. You should be able to purge
> > hplip and whatever python packages it pulled in and printing should
> > still work. Perhaps best, though, to ignore me and leave things as they
> > are if you are happy with this situation. You are printing after all.
> I'm connected via Ethernet so all my computers can use the device. Call
> me old fashioned: I've been using Ethernet since the '80s and I trust
> the security of wires rather more than wireless.
A 63 character WPA key isn't, I believe, inherently less secure than a
> > Scanning? Set up the device wirelessly (it can be left connected by USB
> > for this, I think) and enable AirPrint/Bonjour from its EWS (embedded
> > web server):
> > http://IP_of_the_8730
> > After that
> > scanimage -L
> > should pick up the scanner. xsane should offer it as choice if you there
> > is more than one scanner on the network. Or it should just detect the
> > OfficeJet and display.
> I thought that AirPrint/Bonjour was Apple related so I haven't
> investigated it to date. The printer has a nice facility of scanning to
> the front USB port, outputting PDF amongst other formats. It suits me
> for the time being.
Avahi plays the same role on Debian as Bonjour. The command above should
also work with ethernet.
> Peter HB