Page 11 of 19 FirstFirst ... 910111213 ... LastLast
Results 101 to 110 of 182

Thread: HOWTO: Install HP Printers for Beginners

  1. #101
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    NC, USA
    Beans
    14
    Distro
    Xubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn

    Re: HOWTO: Install HP Printers for Beginners

    Joy! the hp-toolbox recommendation worked!

    Now I just have to figure out how to get my box to communicate wirelessly with my printer... but at least it works fine when they're physically connected now.

  2. #102
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Beans
    2

    Re: HOWTO: Install HP Printers for Beginners

    Help I'm pulling my hair out! Another stuck newbie. Everything looks ok but all print jobs stop with no output. My system: omnibook 900b 192K p3 450 4 port usb hub,unbuntu 7.04, hp officejet 5510

    POSSIBLY IMPORTANT: sprint pantech px 500 pcmcia wireless internet, needing usb serial driver modification! ?

    from Synaptic:
    hplip 1.7.3
    hpijs 2.7.2+ 1.7.3

    from GUI Administrstion -> Printing:

    hp:/usb/officejet_5500_series?serial=MY49TG096

    FROM THE TERMINAL:

    /usr/lib/cups/backend/hp

    direct hp:/usb/offic.2+.ejet_5500_series?serial=MY49TG20Z096 "HP officejet 5500 series" "HP officejet 5500 series USB MY49TG20Z096 HPLIP" "MFG:HP;MDLfficejet 5500 series;CLSRINTER;DESfficejet 5500 series;SN:MY49TG20Z096;"

    Some messages:

    cups admin error log:

    E [23/Sep/2007:17:12:11 -0400] Creating missing directory "/var/run/cups/certs"
    E [23/Sep/2007:17:22:42 -0400] CUPS-Add-Modify-Printer: Unauthorized
    E [23/Sep/2007:17:23:26 -0400] cupsdAuthorize: Local authentication certificate not found!
    E [23/Sep/2007:17:23:26 -0400] cupsdAuthorize: Local authentication certificate not found!
    E [23/Sep/2007:17:23:26 -0400] cupsdAuthorize: Local authentication certificate not found!
    E [23/Sep/2007:17:23:28 -0400] cupsdAuthorize: Local authentication certificate not found!
    E [23/Sep/2007:17:23:28 -0400] cupsdAuthorize: Local authentication certificate not found!
    E [23/Sep/2007:17:23:28 -0400] cupsdAuthorize: Local authentication certificate not found!
    E [23/Sep/2007:17:23:31 -0400] cupsdAuthorize: Local authentication certificate not found!
    E [23/Sep/2007:17:23:42 -0400] cupsdAuthorize: Local authentication certificate not found!
    E [23/Sep/2007:17:23:42 -0400] CUPS-Delete-Printer: Unauthorized
    E [23/Sep/2007:17:26:33 -0400] PID 6160 (/usr/lib/cups/daemon/cups-driverd) crashed on signal 9!
    E [23/Sep/2007:17:27:06 -0400] [Job 20] No %%BoundingBox: comment in header!
    E [23/Sep/2007:17:27:19 -0400] PID 6273 (/usr/lib/cups/filter/pstoraster) crashed on signal 11!
    E [23/Sep/2007:17:57:16 -0400] Creating missing directory "/var/run/cups/certs"
    E [23/Sep/2007:17:59:55 -0400] [Job 21] No %%BoundingBox: comment in header!
    E [23/Sep/2007:18:00:04 -0400] PID 5405 (/usr/lib/cups/filter/pstoraster) crashed on signal 11!
    E [23/Sep/2007:18:12:01 -0400] CUPS-Add-Modify-Printer: Unauthorized
    E [23/Sep/2007:18:14:03 -0400] cupsdAuthorize: Local authentication certificate not found!
    E [23/Sep/2007:18:14:03 -0400] CUPS-Add-Modify-Printer: Unauthorized
    E [23/Sep/2007:18:41:46 -0400] PID 8533 (/usr/lib/cups/filter/pstoraster) crashed on signal 11!
    E [23/Sep/2007:18:42:36 -0400] [CGI] Unable to scan "@LOCAL"!


    HP Linux Imaging and Printing System (ver. 1.7.3)
    HP Device Manager ver. 9.0:

    X Error: BadDevice, invalid or uninitialized input device 167
    Major opcode: 144
    Minor opcode: 3
    Resource id: 0x0
    Failed to open device
    X Error: BadDevice, invalid or uninitialized input device 167
    Major opcode: 144
    Minor opcode: 3
    Resource id: 0x0
    Failed to open device

    Any ideas where to look? What to do? Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by MeNoKnow; September 27th, 2007 at 01:48 AM.

  3. #103
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Beans
    1

    Re: HOWTO: Install HP Printers for Beginners

    Gutsy has reduced my HPDeskjet 712C to a paperweight.
    I had it printing ok in feisty, but now it shows up on hplip's (admittedly very short) "unsupported" list.
    When I go to the hpoj site, however, it's on the "works perfectly" list.
    Following the advice in this thread of not having hpoj and hplip installed together, I added the one and removed the other, and now the system doesn't even detect the printer. I have installed the pnm2ppa.ppd and configured it for 712C instead of 710, but to no avail.
    Is there any hope? I really can't afford another printer right now.

  4. #104
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Beans
    2,417

    Re: HOWTO: Install HP Printers for Beginners

    Quote Originally Posted by aceofbirds View Post
    Gutsy has reduced my HPDeskjet 712C to a paperweight.
    I had it printing ok in feisty, but now it shows up on hplip's (admittedly very short) "unsupported" list.
    When I go to the hpoj site, however, it's on the "works perfectly" list.
    Following the advice in this thread of not having hpoj and hplip installed together, I added the one and removed the other, and now the system doesn't even detect the printer. I have installed the pnm2ppa.ppd and configured it for 712C instead of 710, but to no avail.
    Is there any hope? I really can't afford another printer right now.
    did you restart the computer between the uninstalling/installing phases? even though that sounds like an ancient windows habit, it does wonderful things sometimes

    you might also want to try installing the latest version of hplip following the guide for the self-extracting installer in this link: http://hplip.sourceforge.net/downloads.html
    Last edited by user1397; October 24th, 2007 at 08:41 PM.

  5. #105
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Beans
    2,417

    Re: HOWTO: Install HP Printers for Beginners

    Quote Originally Posted by MeNoKnow View Post

    Any ideas where to look? What to do? Thanks in advance.
    try installing the latest version of hplip following the guide for the self-extracting installer in this link: http://hplip.sourceforge.net/downloads.html

  6. #106
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Beans
    Hidden!

    Re: HOWTO: Install HP Printers for Beginners

    I have read the How to install HP Printrers for Beginners thread. Unfortunately being a newbie I am obviously not getting it - I'm on Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Dapper Drake). My journey to getting where I am now has been pretty painful (and expensive) when it comes to printers. Before I bought this one (HP Photosmart C5280) I phoned HP to make sure it was supported in Linux, having burnt myself in the past, and was informed that it is supported in Linux - this is also clear from the thread. Now I can't get the thing loaded.

    I downloaded 'hplip-2.7.10 run' (from http://hplip.sourceforge.net/downloads.html) so appear to have got step 1 right, I couldn't get past step 2 though, in that I got as far as opening the terminal but, obviously due to a lack of knowledge/understanding with Linux, couldn't (and still can't) understand the instruction "... and cd to the download directory". I tried the path cd/directory but got the following

    russell@russell-laptop:~$ cd/home/russell/HP
    bash: cd/home/russell/HP: No such file or directory
    russell@russell-laptop:~$

    I also tried sh hplip-2.7.10.run in the terminal and got:

    russell@russell-laptop:~$ sh hplip-2.7.10.run
    sh: hplip-2.7.10.run: No such file or directory
    russell@russell-laptop:~$

    I then tried the System > Administration > Printing route where the set up detected "HP Photosmart C5200 series". When you go to step 2, the C5280 (or C5200 series) is not in the drop down menu for HP but the recommended driver was hpijs - HPLIP 0.9.7, which, clearly from the commentary, is dated. So, having downloaded hplip-2.7.10, I clicked on 'install driver' driver option and tried to open/run 'hplip-2.7.10 run'. The following error message appeared:

    Only files ending with .ppd or .ppd.gz will be installed

    I'm really at my wits end when it comes to setting up printers. I bought this because it is an All-in-One printer, scanner, copier. I just want it to work. PLEASE HELP!
    Last edited by Blankman; October 25th, 2007 at 11:16 PM. Reason: Sorted out the problem

  7. #107
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Beans
    Hidden!

    Re: HOWTO: Install HP Printers for Beginners

    Right, sorted out the problem by installing .ppd (by following the instructions at http://www.linuxprinting.org/show_pr...otoSmart_C5200 - a boit of trial and error on my part but got the C5200 series identified as a printer in the drop down). I am now able to print.

    HOWEVER, what I am now trying to resolve is the scanning feature. I have tried Ubuntuman001's suggestion, i.e.:

    For HP all-in-ones (such as the PSC series), after you have followed the above steps, put the paper you want to scan in the scanner and then go to Applications > Graphics > XSane Image scanning program. In XSane, click "scan" and then when it's done, click save as and save it wherever you want.

    But when I try to run XSane Image Scanner I get the following pop ups:
    1. Scanning for devices
    2. No devices available.

    Any thoughts on how I can get the scanning function to work?

    Thanks

  8. #108
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Nagoya, Japan
    Beans
    138
    Distro
    Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

    Re: HOWTO: Install HP Printers for Beginners

    Hi Blankman, I was in the same place a couple of months ago, so, till a Printing Guru shows up, might be able to help a little bit...
    the instruction "... and cd to the download directory". I tried the path cd/directory:

    russell@russell-laptop:~$ cd/home/russell/HP
    OK this is a terminal use problem, not printing as such.
    "cd" is a command meaning "change directory" and needs to be separated by a space from the path you want to change to, so in your case:
    Code:
    cd /home/russel/HP
    (if "HP" is where you downloaded hplip-2.7.10.run)
    The terminal should come back with "russell@russell-laptop:~/home/russel/HP$" so if you enter
    Code:
    sh hplip-2.7.10.run
    this time it should be able to find and run the file.
    Here's an introduction to using the terminal:
    Terminal for Beginners

    I don't know, but if you get that new hplip driver installed it might just fix the scanner problem too...
    2004 IBM desktop (2.8GHz P4, 512MB RAM)
    Blatant self-advertising: a restaurant, a band and a sort of Japan blog

  9. #109
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Beans
    Hidden!

    Re: HOWTO: Install HP Printers for Beginners

    Johnraff you're an officer and a gentleman - thanks. Although I must admit I was a bit of a muppet! I spelt my own name wrong that's why I couldn't get the directory path to work in the terminal. After many hours of trying this and that it came down to leaving out one letter in my name! For the first time in a very long time I have a functional printer. Thanks also to Ubuntuman001and K-rex for all their input on the threads.

  10. #110
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Ledbury, Herefordshire, U
    Beans
    1,071
    Distro
    Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal

    Re: HOWTO: Install HP Printers for Beginners

    does anyone know whether this is still the state of affairs?

    "Current border-less (full bleed) support is 3-sided for paper sizes Oufuku-Hagaki or smaller. The HPIJS team is currently evaluating 4-sided large paper size (A4/Letter) or smaller full bleed support and expect to address this issue in a future release. "

    On A4 on my HP5150 I can get quite small borders (3 - 4mm on 2 sides) but still not "borderless" at that paper size (typically the one I want!). Checked out the changelogs but cannot spot the answer.

Page 11 of 19 FirstFirst ... 910111213 ... LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •