maverick: HP Officejet 4215 no longer prints text

Waleed Hamra kubuntu-users at
Wed Feb 16 23:29:57 UTC 2011

On 02/17/2011 12:57 AM, D. R. Evans wrote:
> D. R. Evans said the following at 02/05/2011 10:55 AM :
>> I just bit the bullet and moved my wife's computer up from hardy all the
>> way up to maverick (since this is the first version of KDE4 that I've found
>> passably usable).
>> But her HP Officejet 4215 no longer works properly: graphics print fine,
>> but when printing text the print head moves, but no text is actually
>> printed. Does anyone know how I can get her printer working again?
> I filed a report at
> and was told to update hplip... but having asked twice how to do so, I have
> not received any responses. Can anyone here tell me how to get the more
> recent hplip package on to my wife's maverick system?
> I'd really hate to have to go back to Windows on that machine, but I'm sure
> you can appreciate that not being able to print is not a viable position to
> be in.
>   Doc

click "download hplip", and follow the instructions :)

Waleed K. Hamra
Manager of Hamra Information Systems

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