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Old 11-15-2005, 11:01 AM   #1
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Can't get my HP PSC 2175 printer to work in Ubuntu 5.10 + Gnome


Hi!

I'm using Ubuntu 5.10 with Gnome (only installed it yesterday, which makes me a newbie) (and I've actually only been on Linux for a few weeks too, which also makes me a newbie ;)) - and I can't get my HP PSC 2175 all-in-one printer to work. I try to print a test page and nothing happens.

Could it have something to do with it not being mounted..? When trying to mount it from a GUI window (not the shell) I get

Quote:
Can not mount selected device:
Error: selected devide is not a mountable device
Hm?

I also did a search for drivers and ended up here: http://hpinkjet.sourceforge.net/. Is this only the source code though? I don't know how to build from source so that feels like a bit of a challenge. Especially if this is not really the problem...

When running the /usr/sbin/lsusb line in my shell I get this

Code:
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 03f0:2b11 Hewlett-Packard
so at least it's showing up...

I don't know what to do. It worked under SuSE 10.0 (at first, then I had to reinstall at one point and after that it stopped working).

Any and all suggestions would be much appreciated!
 
Old 11-15-2005, 02:59 PM   #2
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Check here. the LQ hardware section
http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl/sh...cat=205&page=4
 
Old 11-15-2005, 03:21 PM   #3
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I'm sorry, but I don't know what I am supposed to get from that...

I have been trying to remove and then add my printer again in but now it doesn't even auto-detect any printers.

I was told by someone to try hp-probe and I get this:

Code:
hp-probe

 HP Linux Imaging and Printing System (ver. 0.9.5)
 Device Detection (Probe) Utility ver. 1.3

 Copyright (c) 2003-5 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, LP
 This software comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
 This is free software, and you are welcome to distribute it
 under certain conditions. See COPYING file for more details.

   Device URI                                   Model 
   -------------------------------------------  ------------------ 
   hp:/usb/PSC_2170_Series?serial=MY37ND83R073  HP PSC_2170_Series
I guess that's a start, but I'm still lost. :/
 
Old 11-15-2005, 03:23 PM   #4
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Quote:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl/showproduct.php?product=2780&sort=8&cat=205&page=4
Use Cups with hpijs driver for printing and hplips driver for scanning.
 
Old 11-15-2005, 03:24 PM   #5
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Hey, I'm a newbie. I read that, but it doesn't make sense to me.
 
Old 11-15-2005, 03:30 PM   #6
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I read here that someone tried "sudo gnome-cups-add" so I did that and got a shitload of messages like this:

Code:
** (gnome-cups-add:25701): WARNING **: Two ppds have driver == 'hpijs (recommended)'
        ->hplip/HP-PSC_2500-hpijs.ppd (HP PSC 2500 Foomatic/hpijs[1]) and
        ->foomatic-ppds/hplip/HP-PSC_2500-hpijs.ppd (HP PSC 2500 Foomatic/hpijs)[1]
and then I got the window for adding printers under system/administration but it still doesn't detect any printer...

I don't know what I'm doing (obviously). I'm just willing to try anything basically. I really need my printer to work.
 
Old 11-15-2005, 04:24 PM   #7
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Quote:
http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=84037&highlight=gnome-cups-add

Maybe it would work if you installed your printer via the CUPS web interface.

1. Edit /etc/cups/cupsd.conf for editing and change "RunAsUser Yes" to "RunAsUser No"
2. Access it through http://localhost:631 in your web browser
 
Old 11-15-2005, 04:31 PM   #8
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Yes, thank you, I tried that but the next obstacle is that a) it says "Administrative tasks have been disabled for security reasons." and b) I'm prompted for a username and a password that I don't know (it's not my regular username and password).

See this other thread here.
 
Old 11-15-2005, 04:36 PM   #9
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Try using your username...did that not let you in?
 
Old 11-15-2005, 04:44 PM   #10
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Yeah, that's what I'm saying. :) It doesn't work.
 
Old 11-15-2005, 04:54 PM   #11
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A really bad way to do it, but quick would be to edit /etc/cups/cupsd.conf
comment out AuthType and AuthClass and change it to look like below. IF YOU DO IT LIKE THIS CHANGE IT BACK WHEN YOU ARE DONE!!!!!!!

#AuthType Basic
#AuthClass System
AuthType None

Otherwise, go to the ubuntu site and read how to create the root user and log in like that.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...5&pagenumber=2
 
Old 11-15-2005, 05:12 PM   #12
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Thank you! Those are good suggestions. I'll give it a go.
 
Old 11-15-2005, 05:41 PM   #13
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I don't know if it's because it's past midnight or because of plain stupidness, but I have tried commenting out and allowing access for whomever but it still promts for username and password. I'm beginning to doubt my sanity. I would just really like to solve this before going to bed...
 
Old 11-15-2005, 05:42 PM   #14
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you need to restart cupsd after you edit that file. so it would be
/etc/initd/cupsd restart
then try it
 
Old 11-15-2005, 05:47 PM   #15
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Oh, Ok. I get this though:

Code:
bash: /etc/initd/cupsd: File or directory does not exist
Where am I going wrong?
 
  


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