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DFord425
August 23rd, 2008, 07:03 PM
I have never set up a printer to my linux computer but i just got a new printer that has wireless. I went into system settings->printers and im using the add a printer wizard. I got to a list of HP models but i dont see the model i have. Is there anyway to update the list or is there another way to set it up? I have an HP Photosmart C7280

echo314
August 23rd, 2008, 07:07 PM
A quick search on google shows that one person solved this issue be installing the 'hpijs-ppds' package. Give that a try.

tuxulin
August 23rd, 2008, 07:13 PM
i think hp does support the c7200 series
the site is quite helpful too.
http://hplip.sourceforge.net/models/photosmart/photosmart_c7200_series.html

good luck
Tuxulin

DFord425
August 23rd, 2008, 07:18 PM
Thanks for your help, im gonna go try it now

DFord425
August 24th, 2008, 11:42 PM
I downloaded hplip-2.8.7.run to install the derivers and i run it in command line. When i do that, i get this error
Running 'sudo apt-get install --yes --force-yes build-essential'
Please wait, this may take several minutes...
error: Package install command failed with error code 100
. Does anyone know what that error is? I looked around the website http://hplip.sourceforge.net/models/...00_series.html which is where i got the file to install it. Has anyone else had this problem?

alienexplorers
August 25th, 2008, 02:27 AM
Run:

sudo apt-get install libsnmp-dev

Then re-run the installer..and it should work.

DFord425
August 25th, 2008, 10:07 PM
I ran that and got this error:

E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11 Resource temporarily unavailable)
E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?

What does that error mean?

panhandle
August 25th, 2008, 10:18 PM
What happens with CUPS?

teeleef
December 16th, 2008, 09:45 PM
I think it means you already have another synaptic package manager running?


Teeleef

bumanie
December 16th, 2008, 11:00 PM
I ran that and got this error:

E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11 Resource temporarily unavailable)
E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?

What does that error mean?

You have two administrative tools open together.

starcannon
December 16th, 2008, 11:15 PM
Doh, just realised someone resurrected this post, well, I'll leave my solution up anyway.

Heres how I get my HP printers going on gnome, your using Kubuntu I just notices, so menu locations may be different, process should be the same; its actually pretty easy once you know how, so hang in there :)


sudo apt-get install hplip hplip-gui
If your printer is detected:


Go to System>Administration>Printing
Click New (delete a failed printer install if it is present)
My HP printers generally show up in the next window at the top of the list
Select your printer from the list
Click Forward
Choose HP from the menu
Click Forward
Scroll down the list of drivers till you get to C7200
Select Photosmart C7200
Click Forward
Click Apply
Go to System>Preferences>HPLIP Toolbox
Your printer should show up in the left window pane
Choose the Actions tab
Click Print Test Page, click Print Test Page again in the pop-up window
If things are working correctly you have a test page printed, and are all set up.

going out for cigarette will post the not detected portion when I get back.

If your printer is not detected:


Go to System>Administration>Printing
Click New (delete a failed printer install if it is present)
Select your AppSocket/HP JetDirect from the list
Click Forward
Choose HP from the menu
Click Forward
Scroll down the list of drivers till you get to C7200
Select Photosmart C7200
Click Forward
Click Apply
Go to System>Preferences>HPLIP Toolbox
Your printer should show up in the left window pane
Choose the Actions tab
Click Print Test Page, click Print Test Page again in the pop-up window
If things are working correctly you have a test page printed, and are all set up.

That should do it, post back if you run into problems.

Captain_tux
December 17th, 2008, 12:44 AM
Check out this thread... it was the perfect solution for me:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=813149&highlight=5180

Good luck!