The HP DeskJet F4200 series (among many other HP printers) needs the HPLIP driver to talk to the printer in HPs proprietary language - since the printer is not capable of postscript or pcm.
There seems to be no publicly distributed binary HPLIP drivers for the 2.4 kernel - so we're left with building the driver from source. This page lists all the prerequisites for building the driver. I've been able to find all the essential tools for the build environment except cups-devel (which is a supplement for the cups package). Are there any dsl packages for cups-devel?
Also, a number of libraries are needed. How does one find out what libraries are available on a dsl installation (or any linux installation for that matter)? I'm not sure which libraries on the list I will need to install.
I'm currently at a point where running ./hplip-2.8.6/configure results in this error:
configure: error: cannot find net-snmp support (or --disable-network-build)
so it seems I need to track down a net-snmp library....or, you could use the cups-1.3.5 and hplip-2.8.2 extensions in the mydsl testing section
Quote (Juanito @ July 11 2008,17:38)
...or, you could use the cups-1.3.5 and hplip-2.8.2 extensions in the mydsl testing section
Thanks for the tip! That will be easier.. though I must find out what that uci extension is.No need to think too hard about it, just read the info files, load the extensions and print