[CentOS] HP OfficeJet Printing

Sat Jan 2 15:07:21 UTC 2016
Chris Olson <chris_e_olson at yahoo.com>

I now understand that one piece of important informationwas left out of my original posting. The printer is alreadyconnected to the same network as the Window 7 and the CentOScomputers.  Current access from the Windows 7 machine is viathe network supported by the GigE switch. 

    On Saturday, January 2, 2016 4:21 AM, Nux! <nux at li.nux.ro> wrote:

 Why go through all this trouble when you can connect the printer to the network directly and be done with it?

Sent from the Delta quadrant using Borg technology!


----- Original Message -----
> From: "Chris Olson" <chris_e_olson at yahoo.com>
> To: "CentOS Mailing List" <centos at centos.org>
> Sent: Friday, 1 January, 2016 16:29:17
> Subject: [CentOS] HP OfficeJet Printing

> There has been a bit of grumbling recently about HP printer capability
> in one of our smallest prototyping Labs.  We have a single GigE switch
> connecting a Windows 7 machine and a Dell/CentOS-6 machine.  The CentOS
> machine also has connectivity via another network.  Currently, only the
> Windows 7 machine has been setup for printing on our HP OfficeJet 8615.
> Our Samba effort on the CentOS system has not been successful so we use
> Cygwin and ftp to move files to the Windows 7 system for printing. Being
> able to print directly from the CentOS 6 system would be most convenient.
> Software supporting the HP OfficeJet Pro 8615 is apparently available
> as indicated in the links and other information below.  We also see
> that hplip was apparently part of an installation or update performed
> on the CentOS 6 Dell machine at some point in time.
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/hplip/?source=typ_redirect
> http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/index.html
> The current version of the HPLIP solution is: 3.15.11.
> [user at dell ~]$ uname -a
> Linux dell 2.6.32-573.12.1.el6.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Dec 15 21:19:08 2015\
> x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
> [user at dell ~]$
> [user at dell ~]$ rpm -qa hplip
> hplip-3.14.6-3.el6.x86_64
> [user at dell ~]$
> [user at dell ~]$ which hp-setup
> /usr/bin/hp-setup
> Using this open source software seems easy enough, but we have concerns
> about printing from the Windows 7 machine if the CentOS 6 system is setup
> for printing.
> Is there any significant possibility that printer setup or printer use
> on the CentOS 6 system will negatively impact printing functionality
> on the Windows 7 machine?
> Thanks in advance for any help or advice, and Happy New Year.
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