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    HP B110a Photosmart printer

    Hey,

    In previous version of Ubuntu, I had no problems with my printer. But for the past year, since 12.04LTS, I'm unable to print.

    I can:
    • Find the printer on the network
    • Scan using XSANE, which is launched via HP Device Manager
    • Use HP Device Manager to perform 'Align cartridges'
    • Use HP Device Manager to see ink levels


    But I cannot:
    • Print a test page
    • Print anything else!


    The HP Device manager looks like, for all intents and purposes it is sending a print job, updating status to "in progress", and then completing the job.
    No action on the printer front however, and when I look at the Printer via Ubuntu Printer Properties, I see the status "Processing - no profiles specified in PPD"

    I've uninstalled and reinstalled the HPLIP drivers many times.... and it appears they must be working given the levels of success I'm having....except for the one critical issue of printing lol!

    Anyone got any ideas?

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    Re: HP B110a Photosmart printer

    New version of HPLIP turned up today......still no joy however.

    Does anyone have any ideas?

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    Re: HP B110a Photosmart printer

    Does the printer work if you connect directly with a USB cable instead of over the network? Of course testing this may require you to move equipment, which may not be an option for you.

    Also, have you tried other drivers, I believe there are some generic HP drivers in HPLIP (I'm not at my home PC so I can't verify that at the moment). But you might try a generic driver, or one for a similar model (which may end up allowing you to print, but not scan... or such troubles).
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    Re: HP B110a Photosmart printer

    Are you using the HPLIP from Ubuntu repository or the much newer version directly from HP?

    I have an HP Deskjet 3520 and installed from HP without issue.
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2109050
    HP's newest On this website you can download the HPLIP software which supports 2,211 HP printers on nearly any Linux distribution available today.
    http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/index.html
    Ubuntu's older version
    sudo apt-get install hplip-gui
    gksudo hp-setup
    # new version
    hp-upgrade

    No system tray error:
    open up the "startup applications" editor from the admin menu.
    add a new program, for the command put:
    sleep 10;/usr/bin/hp-systray
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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