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 on: April 29, 2016, 05:39:56 pm 
Started by Locator - Last post by wigums
vector linux 7.0 is so old that its almost totally unmaintainable.
this means that not only is alot of the software unusable
(as you see while trying to print) it also means its a horrible security

so basically you'd be better off upgrading to 7.1 or even 7.2
(7.2 is about as solid as its going to get)

 on: April 29, 2016, 01:00:27 pm 
Started by Locator - Last post by Locator
I tried that, and it doesn't install on Vector Linux 7.0 :(.

 on: April 29, 2016, 03:58:09 am 
Started by Locator - Last post by crum
Check HPLIP web site,would appear you need updated version of HPLIP.

 on: April 28, 2016, 08:39:13 pm 
Started by Locator - Last post by Locator
Thanks, I'll try that and see how it works out.

 on: April 28, 2016, 07:01:54 pm 
Started by Locator - Last post by roarde
Printing is not my bag. Just trying to get enough info going so someone more used to printing knows where to jump in.

I did discover that 1512 just doesn't do color calibration. Its data files come with the correct settings, and as hinted by your cross-post, those data files only come with later versions of hplip. There is a way to set the parameters manually, but that's beyond my knowledge.

It's possible to try hplip.SlackBuild from 7.2 on 7.0. Don't know how the dependencies would sort out. I'm out of time right now. If you want to try a build, remind me by posting back and if someone doesn't get to it before I can, I'll offer some tips on that.

If you want to read ahead, the 7.2 hplip.SlackBuild and other needed files can be retrieved with
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for i in hplip.SlackBuild slack-desc
  wget -c --no-check-certificate -O ./$i$i
It's probably better to be a regular user than doing this part as root. Be sure you're already in the directory where you want the files to go. And doing    chmod +x hplip.SlackBuild    isn't absolutely required, but may make things easier if you do run the SlackBuild. For actually running   ./hplip.SlackBuild   you do have to be root.

 on: April 28, 2016, 09:47:30 am 
Started by wigums - Last post by wigums
firefox-esr has been upgraded to 38.8.0
for both 7.1 and 7.2

This release contains security fixes and improvements.
 For more information, see:

 on: April 28, 2016, 08:33:29 am 
Started by Locator - Last post by Locator
And the output for that command is:

doctor:$ hp-colorcal

HP Linux Imaging and Printing System (ver. 3.11.10)
Printer Cartridge Color Calibration Utility ver. 3.0

Copyright (c) 2001-9 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, LP
This software comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
This is free software, and you are welcome to distribute it
under certain conditions. See COPYING file for more details.

error: No device selected/specified or that supports this functionality.

 on: April 27, 2016, 11:29:25 pm 
Started by Locator - Last post by roarde
The latest version of hplip for Vector Linux 7.0 is hplip 3.11.10-i586vl70, and you can get it from the repo.

 on: April 27, 2016, 11:26:59 pm 
Started by Locator - Last post by roarde
Try running the command hp-colorcal from a terminal. If it doesn't start normally, please post the output of hp-colorcal -ig.

 on: April 27, 2016, 10:27:00 pm 
Started by Locator - Last post by Locator
What is the latest version of hplip for Vector Linux 7.0, and where can I get it?

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