hp-setup doesn't run

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at chello.at
Tue Jul 28 14:30:10 UTC 2009

Anne Wilson wrote:
> But doesn't that mean that hplip is useless?  If you can't set up your
> printer, it is.  I'm not being aggressive, just practical.  Happy or not,
> if you have an HP device that needs hplip, you have to be able to use
> hp-setup. It's not as though there is a -tui version.

You can use system-config-printer or system-config-printer-kde to set up 
your printer just fine, there's no need to use the vendor-specific hp-setup 

Another reason hplip-gui is not installed by default is that the RH folks 
objected to a vendor-specific tool (hp-toolbox) being in the default menus. 
That said, hp-toolbox is the only UI which allows you to check the cartridge 
state or align or clean the cartridges at the moment.

        Kevin Kofler

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