HP Deskjet 5550 (usb) - HPLIP can't run in Debian sarge
I have a Deskjet 5550 printer connected to my linux box with usb. Currently, I have difficulties in installing the HPLIP 0.8.7 driver (http://hpinkjet.sourceforge.net). The last step of the installation:
# /etc/init.d/hplip restart
Stopping hpiod [OK]
Stopping hpssd [OK]
Starting hpiod [OK]
Starting hpssd [FAILED]
I am using Debian sarge with kernel 2.6.8 for k7. I tried both compiling from source code (with dpkg and manual) and apt-get install package from Debian Unstable (no dependencies error is reported with apt-get). Both return the same error.
cupsd is running but I cannot access http://localhost:631/ (to install the printer according to HP instruction). I don't know whether this is because my hpssd failed to load or because of cupsd problem.
Thus, currently I can't print anything. This is the first time I'm installing a printer in my system, so any help will be greatly appreciated!! Thanks... :D
I'm having the same problem with my hp 3650. Hopefully, someone will give us a solution...
Regarding the hpssd, I have the same problem and I'm trying to solve it.
About the localhost:631, try to activate the loopback before:
ifconfig lo up
it worked for me.
Hey, I just reinstalled Debian on my new harddrive. I just finished the installation yesterday morning. So far everything works fine, including hpssd. I think it might be some dependency problems or errors. I installed everything from scratch (net-install).
I solved the problem. It seems that I was having some dependency issues. I was missing some python related packages and some others as well. All I did was go into YAST (I guess its obvious now that I use SUSE) and install the packages that I was missing. I ran /etc/init.d/hplip restart and hpssd was able to be restarted successfully.
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