I just looked on amazon and they seem to be still selling these new although a newer model is out. This can't be *that* old of a printer. I have a LaserJet 4mp which is old, doesn't have usb and is just parallel port.Vidorin wrote:Hello everyone! I have done a bit of research to try and turn my old but very functional HP P1006 Laserjet wired printer
As long as your Samsung chargers are rated 2A or higher and you have decent usb cables they should be fine powering a Pi3. If you have never used a Pi before I would start with the Pi 3, make sure everything on the printing software works, then later swaping in a Pi Zero W.Vidorin wrote:Well I have Samsung chargers which I've read would work with this version of the Pi being the Pi 3B model and I have an 8gb micro sd card, could I put that snappy ubuntu on there and use the HP print driver as mentioned earlier?
8GB is fine. Technically the full version of Raspbian needs about 4.5GB and lite 1.5GB but gotta round up to the nearest capacity and leave space to add stuff to try out.Vidorin wrote:Well my Samsung and Apple chargers are rated for 5V 1A so I suppose I'll get the power supply with the Pi 3 kit to play it safe. Will an 8GB micro SD card be sufficient?
The technical term is headless, aka no keyboard/mouse/monitor. Yes, you should not need anything wired connected except the printer and a usb for power.Vidorin wrote:Truly I appreciate all of the guidance everyone has given me here. I do have yet another question however. Now when I get this thing and set it up as my print server. Do I need to keep it connected to a monitor and all of that? Or can I just have it sit only connected to the printer and power and turn it on and off as needed without damaging it? Basically as I said I want a wireless print server that can sit fat, dumb and happy until needed.
Yes there are apps you can use. Search the appropriate app store.Vidorin wrote:Now in regards to shutting it down, could I use an iPhone or android app to control it remotely? If not, where can I purchase the button you mentioned sir and how would I even make it work? If all else fails, how would I setup the Remote Desktop protocol on it? Thank you kindly.
Raspbian Jessie with Pixel, hplip as easy as:Vidorin wrote:Hello everyone! Sorry for the delay, I was finally able to get my RPi 3 which I'm posting from right now yay! Anyway, for the HPLIP I'm unsure what version of Debian this actually is for the setup. Raspbian is not available as a selection on the HPLIP setup website. Also another issue I seem to be having is I can't seem to adjust my wifi settings on my RPi 3 either because I was thinking I could set this up to run VNC as a server so it can be shut down and manipulated from other devices on the network. I wanted to make the IP of the RPi 3 static for the login details, however it is telling me my dhcpcd configuration file is not writable when I attempt to adjust the settings. I installed the NOOBS edition with the Jessie Pixel or some such as it was called, the latest one:
Offline and network install
That is the one I downloaded and used on the SD card.
I'm attempting to use the Ras Pi Check and JuiceSSH apps as mentioned however, I definitely need to static that IP address to access it.
Thank you kindly.
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sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install cups hplip
I have never bothered with hplip-gui as found CUPS work OK for my HP printer....Vidorin wrote:All right! Thank you for everything but still yet another hurdle to overcome. I had to install the HPLIP gui just to make my life a bit easier which is working fine however it is not accepting my root password and nor is it letting me change the user to the default "pi" it is locked on root when trying to install the proprietary plugin for my HP P1006.
The good news is I have everything installed and the SSH client working perfectly. Once I can have the plugin installed and all of that I can share it over cups and such and it'll finally be a wireless printer yay.