[ubuntu-za] Printer problems

Bruce Pieterse dev at otq.za.net
Thu May 10 19:31:07 UTC 2012

On 08/05/2012 17:03, frans wrote:
> 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.
The package to install/reinstall is cifs-utils.

All the best,


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