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Whatrymes
July 24th, 2008, 01:00 AM
Hey:

I can't get my HP Photo smart C6280 printer working. I keep trying the installer from HP (http://hplip.sourceforge.net/install/install/index.html) but the terminal keeps saying it can't open it. So I tried using Linux to install drives via system/administration/printers but I don't understand the language. My computer is wireless, the printer is Ethernet cable to a wireless router.

Ps. I swear I've tried both methods before and they worked fine, hum.

Ed

halitech
July 24th, 2008, 01:05 AM
so the printer is a network printer? do you know the IP address for it?

Whatrymes
July 24th, 2008, 01:09 AM
Yes

UbuntuNerd
July 24th, 2008, 01:10 AM
check here they seem to be talking about the same printer

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=638170&page=2

Whatrymes
July 24th, 2008, 01:16 AM
No. His links are the ones I've tried. I'd like to use Ubuntu's setup but I don't know the language (Absolute Beginer). Can I be given a walk through.

Ed

halitech
July 24th, 2008, 01:26 AM
since you know the IP address, lets try to walk through it.

1. open Printing - System - Administration - Printing
2. Click New printer
3. Select AppSocket/HP Jet Direct
a. Enter the IP address where it says Hostname, leave the port at 9100
Click Forward
4. Select HP in the list of printers in the database and click forward
5. Find Photosmart c6180 and select it and click forward
6. fill in printer name, location and readable name and click apply.

if this all works out, you should have a functioning printer

rockstarrem
July 24th, 2008, 01:29 AM
Hey:

I can't get my HP Photo smart C6280 printer working. I keep trying the installer from HP (http://hplip.sourceforge.net/install/install/index.html) but the terminal keeps saying it can't open it. So I tried using Linux to install drives via system/administration/printers but I don't understand the language. My computer is wireless, the printer is Ethernet cable to a wireless router.

Ps. I swear I've tried both methods before and they worked fine, hum.

Ed

Hello,

Try chmodding the HPLips file. I had to: chmod 777 hplips file

Replace "hplips file" with the actual hplips file then run the installer. Don't run it as root either.

Whatrymes
July 24th, 2008, 01:33 AM
Thanks Halitech, that was it.

Ed

halitech
July 24th, 2008, 01:36 AM
glad it worked for you :)

don't forget to mark the thread solved if its working.

Whatrymes
July 24th, 2008, 01:52 AM
I don't know how to do that.

halitech
July 24th, 2008, 02:10 AM
up at the very top, you should see thread tools, click that and it should give you an option as mark solved.

Gobbie
August 29th, 2008, 05:48 PM
Hello,

Try chmodding the HPLips file. I had to: chmod 777 hplips file

Replace "hplips file" with the actual hplips file then run the installer. Don't run it as root either.

I've got this problem too but I've got no idea about chmodding. Could someone spell it out for me please?!

Gobbie
September 1st, 2008, 04:13 PM
Bump

o.besner
September 1st, 2008, 04:33 PM
"Chmodding" is to use the command chmod to modify the permissions of a file

let's say you want to have the rights to execute "Thisisatest.sh" on your Desktop

type in a console "cd Desktop"
then "sudo chmod 777 Thisisatest.sh"