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printer installed, now scanner ?

From: Gottfried
Subject: printer installed, now scanner ?
Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2022 17:51:41 +0000

thanks very much for Your detailed description. Beside me many newcomers to guix will be thankful as well.

Now after hours my printer is working. Wonderful
Everything worked as You proposed.

The hp device manager still does n´t work, when I klick on it. On it I would be able to choose scanning also.

Next step:
How can I install a scanner, because my printer can also scan.
I installed a scanning program: "simple scan" "xsane" "gimp" in hoping to be able to scan. But it doesn't.

in http://localhost:631 there is no possibility to add a scanning programm to my printer.

What can I do?


Am 18.02.22 um 16:11 schrieb Gary Johnson:
Gottfried <> writes:

thanks for Your help, I am one step further, it installed now printer
settings, I can see a symbol in my MATE Desktop.

But I can`t open it, when clicking on it, nothing happens.

If I click on hplip, also, nothing happens.

In my printer settings, (looked at in Libre Office) there is a generic
printer available, but I can`t change anything.

Now that you have installed the CUPS service, you should verify that it
is running and then add your printer to it.

1. Verify that the CUPS service is running. Run the command below using
    sudo from your regular (non-root) user account. If you see similar
    output, then CUPS is running.

    $ sudo herd status cups

    Status of cups:
      It is started.
      Running value is 550.
      It is enabled.
      Provides (cups).
      Requires (networking).
      Conflicts with ().
      Will be respawned.

2. Open the CUPS web interface by visiting this URL in your web browser:


3. Click the "Administration" link in the navbar. You may be prompted to
    log in. You should enter your root user's credentials here. You can
    also reach the same page by simply visiting this URL:


4. Click the "Add Printer" button on this page and follow the prompts to
    install your local printer. Make sure that your printer is turned on
    and plugged into your computer before starting this step.

5. Once you have added your printer, you can click on the "Printers"
    link in the navbar to see it listed. You can also reach this page by
    visiting this URL:


6. And that's about it. If you want to read more about adding and
    managing printers in CUPS, you can visit the help page at this URL:


Have fun and happy hacking!

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