[ubuntu-za] Printer problems

Jan Greeff jan at verslank.net
Thu May 10 19:46:00 UTC 2012

My impression is that the networks are mixed up, but I don't know how to
check or rectify this.

On 10/05/2012 21:31, Bruce Pieterse wrote:
> 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.

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