SOURCEFORGE DOWNLOAD ONLY CONTAINS READ ME FILE

Asked by blufizz on 2019-01-19

I have been trying to download HPLIP and all im getting is a text file and no actual file?
Im running linux mint on a HP computer and although i have been able to add my hp desk jet 1050 printer( not sure how i did it as messed about with setting for hours to do it) and can it seems just print from it I need a program to enable me to scan etc - ive tried using terminal commands etc but it says the source forge file not found..its driving me nuts..im really hating linux right now, such a horrible os (donated to us so beggars cant be choosers) Oh and I tried to install using the disc printer came with but the stupid computer wont run it properly. Help please?

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2019-01-19
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2019-01-20
Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #1

Start the download by making appropriate selection at https://developers.hp.com/hp-linux-imaging-and-printing/gethplip

To use the Automatic Installer, follow these steps:

1.Download the file to a convenient location (e.g., home directory or desktop, etc)
2.Open a console/terminal and cd to the location where the installer was downloaded. (e.g., cd ~/Desktop)
3.Type in and run this command: 'sh hplip-3.18.12.run'

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