[ubuntu-za] Printer problems

Jan Greeff jan at verslank.net
Sat May 5 15:46:16 UTC 2012

Thanks Bruce, but no apparent difference.

Does this feedback from the terminal help?

dpkg-statoverride: warning: --update given but /var/run/hplip does not exist

When you ask about the same network, which settings are relevant? I have 
found IPv6, IPv4, netmask, hardware address, MAC address, auto ethernet, 
URI. They are all different.


On 04/05/2012 20:58, Bruce Pieterse wrote:
> On 04/05/2012 13:29, frans wrote:
>> On 12/05/03 21:42, Jan Greeff wrote:
>>> Hi Bruce,
>>> hplip-gui makes no difference. Permission denied to purge hplip. When
>>> the thing asks me whether I am root, I feel a complete idiot because
>>> I don't have an inkling what it's about...
>>> I notice that backup says it cannot function until a network
>>> connection is established, could this be my problem because the
>>> printer works via the network?
>> Ok So are your machine on the same network than your printer?
>> For instance  both are on 192.168.0.* or 192.168.1.* etc.
>> Do/did you configure the network by hand or dhcp...
>> what's the chance a rat got to your cables networking cables
>>> Jan
>>> On 03/05/2012 18:57, Bruce Pieterse wrote:
>>>> On 03/05/2012 18:33, Lee Sharp wrote:
>>>>> On 05/03/2012 11:05 AM, Jan Greeff wrote:
>>>>>> My HP 6313 all-in-one has been running well for some time, but has
>>>>>> now
>>>>>> lost contact with my Precise 12.02. I have reinstalled hplip via
>>>>>> terminal, tried to reinstall printers but it looks as if there is
>>>>>> conflict somewhere. The printer icon in the top toolbar shows three
>>>>>> printers and the start/printers shows connected to Localhost (my
>>>>>> network) but no printers installed. TheHP toolbar also shows no
>>>>>> printers
>>>>>> installed and does not pick it up when I try to install.
>>>>>> Any ideas on where I should go from here?
>>>>> Before going totally crazy, boot a LiveCD and see if it finds it and
>>>>> prints.  It may be hardware...
>>>>>               Lee
>>>> Hello!
>>>> I had a weird problem when installing drivers for an HP2320cnf. I
>>>> use to
>>>> get block letters for certain vowels, lol. All I can say is, when it
>>>> comes to upgrading, it's better to delete the current printers you have
>>>> and add them again. If you want, you can also install the hplip-gui
>>>> package which can show you additional information that CUPS doesn't
>>>> provide. You can also try purging the current hplip configuration with
>>>> apt-get purge hplip* and reinstall it again and then add you
>>>> printers if
>>>> the above doesn't work. :)
> Hi Jan,
> The correct way to issue the command is sudo apt-get purge hplip* and
> then you can reinstall it with sudo apt-get install hplip hplip-gui.

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