CUPS Printer Support Not Working...

Joseph ubuntu at
Fri Sep 25 12:28:35 BST 2009

Nils Kassube wrote:
> Joseph wrote:
>>>> I'm using the Jaunty Jackalope.
>>>> I looked at the printer configuration at
>>>> System/Administration/Printing which says the printer is "Not
>>>> Connected"
>>>> Now what can I do to get the printer/scanner working (both are not
>>>> working)?
>> The printer is a three month old HP Officejet J4540 all-in-one.
> The hplip driver coming with Jaunty is broken. It doesn't provide the
> necessary step to allow you to accept the lisence for the proprietary
> driver needed for your printer. Please download and install the latest
> version of the hplip package from [1]. Sorry, I can't tell you what to
> do about the scanner part.
> Nils
> [1] <>

OK, I know I've gone through trying to figure out why my printer 
wouldn't print, saying the CUPS thingy wasn't working, I now have 
another issue.

This morning, I needed to make a photocopy, so I did it on this 
printer/scanner.  I put in my original, and I heard it scan...   then 
out came what I wanted to print from the computer the other day, and 
THEN my new scan/copy came out.

What would cause the this machine to [apparently] lock up this way???  
....Then suddenly, when I choose to do something unrelated, it decides 
to work...?  Why?


Joseph Snurr
Cotter, AR.

"Age mellows some people; others it makes rotten." - Heard in Arkansas
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