[ubuntu-za] Printer problems

frans dormakorp at vodamail.co.za
Tue May 8 15:03:53 UTC 2012

On 12/05/08 16:37, Jan Greeff wrote:
> I have configured DHCP on both machines, reinstalled printer, system 
> shows it picks up the printer then says it is not connected. The hplip 
> is unable to pick up the printer - unable to connect to CIFS host, 
> hopefully that means something to someone.
Aint cifs a samba type file system share?, you are making progress, 
check to see that you have cifs installed check for permissions and try 
some more
> 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.

  When working on a computer you have to know enough:
  To fake what you don't know.
  Google what you can't fake.
  How (and when) to 'motivate' the computer to do what Google won't tell.

Frans de Waal
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