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Thread: Groovy fails to load printer.

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    Groovy fails to load printer.

    Previous daily iso's had no problem installing printer drivesr for my HP OfficeJet Pro 8740. Did a fresh install of today's daily and can no longer install printer, error message is "Failed to install new printer". Any workarounds?

    Henry

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    Re: Groovy fails to load printer.

    Gave up, went back to 20.04 until Groovy is GA. Keeping open just in case same issue with final.

    Henry

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    Re: Groovy fails to load printer.

    Update: Groovy does in fact install drivers for HP OfficeJet Pro 8740, it just does not show in the list of printers, and still indicates that installation failed. Howver it shows up in the list of printers in Document Scanner app, and does scan correctly. Also printing from Libreoffice also is working fine.

    Henry

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    Re: Groovy fails to load printer.

    Since you know that it is working you may want to try an install with "system-config-printer" which is the retired printer config. I had to use that to solve my Brother printer problems. It still works just fine but you will be doing it "the old way". Nothing odd about that in linux.

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