LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 06-23-2011, 04:59 AM   #1
B.length205
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2011
Posts: 8

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Error install hardware


How are you? I hope it goes well.
My name is Bart. Yesterday I bought a printer from HP. I have tried to install it, but without succes. What I got was the following message:

An error occured when the archive map was loading:

Archive: /media/cdrom0/Setup.exe
[/media/cdrom0/Setup.exe]
End-of-central-directory signature not found. Either this file is not
a zipfile, or it constitutes one disk of a multi-part archive. In the
latter case the central directory and zipfile comment will be found on
the last disk(s) of this archive.
note: /media/cdrom0/Setup.exe may be a plain executable, not an archive
zipinfo: cannot find zipfile directory in one of /media/cdrom0/Setup.exe or
/media/cdrom0/Setup.exe.zip, and cannot find /media/cdrom0/Setup.exe.ZIP, period.
:-[ :-\

Other important info: I lost my taskbar at the time, so I have no direct connection to the Internet and also my further direct access to my applications cannot be reached. Since then I have lost my icons. And since then I reach my goals via using the right-click by opening an empty folder. How is the connection reachable behind the desktop? What the outcome of this question also may be: thanks in advance for your attention.
 
Old 06-23-2011, 05:05 AM   #2
eSelix
Senior Member
 
Registered: Oct 2009
Location: Wroclaw, Poland
Distribution: Arch, Kubuntu
Posts: 1,252

Rep: Reputation: 313Reputation: 313Reputation: 313Reputation: 313
You can't install Windows drivers on the Linux. If HP didn't release drivers for your printer for Linux, then you must check if your system already has it. First write which distribution you use and what printer you bought?
 
Old 06-23-2011, 05:25 AM   #3
B.length205
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2011
Posts: 8

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Wink Windows

Hi,

Thank you for your reply. What I bought was a HP deskjet 2050, that includes the Linux drivers. I am afraid my problem something else is. What I wrote is about a connection failure in opening my maps. If you know something about this then I am interested in a further reaction.

greetings,
Bart,
the Netherlands
 
Old 06-25-2011, 05:46 AM   #4
eSelix
Senior Member
 
Registered: Oct 2009
Location: Wroclaw, Poland
Distribution: Arch, Kubuntu
Posts: 1,252

Rep: Reputation: 313Reputation: 313Reputation: 313Reputation: 313
Sorry, but I don't known about some maps for printer. Did you mean "maps" to mapping fonts or something, or just "maps" to navigation, to print on the paper? If later then you can use wine application to extract this archive.
 
Old 06-25-2011, 06:00 AM   #5
markush
Senior Member
 
Registered: Apr 2007
Location: Germany
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 3,979

Rep: Reputation: 850Reputation: 850Reputation: 850Reputation: 850Reputation: 850Reputation: 850Reputation: 850
Hi B.length205, welcome to LQ,

you should check that you've hplip installed.

Then open the cups-webinterface in a browser, the adress is
Code:
http://localhost:631
if this doesn't work, check if cups is installed and running.

If you are on the webinterface (which is selfexplaining) you can go to "administration" and add a printer, an HP should be detected automatically by cups.

Don't forget to configure the users who are permitted to print.

Markus
 
Old 06-25-2011, 06:32 AM   #6
B.length205
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2011
Posts: 8

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
eSelix

Quote:
Originally Posted by eSelix View Post
Sorry, but I don't known about some maps for printer. Did you mean "maps" to mapping fonts or something, or just "maps" to navigation, to print on the paper? If later then you can use wine application to extract this archive.
see downunder.

Last edited by B.length205; 06-25-2011 at 08:20 AM. Reason: not correct english; I've already changed it.
 
Old 06-25-2011, 06:40 AM   #7
B.length205
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2011
Posts: 8

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
markus

Quote:
Originally Posted by markush View Post
Hi B.length205, welcome to LQ,

you should check that you've hplip installed.

Then open the cups-webinterface in a browser, the adress is
Code:
http://localhost:631
if this doesn't work, check if cups is installed and running.

If you are on the webinterface (which is selfexplaining) you can go to "administration" and add a printer, an HP should be detected automatically by cups.

Don't forget to configure the users who are permitted to print.

Markus
Dear Sir,

Thank you for replying my message. As you perhaps already notice, I am new with this site, I am also be a layman in this field. although I think you gave me a substantive reply, my question to you is: How can I achieve this solution? greetings, Bs

Last edited by B.length205; 06-25-2011 at 07:13 AM. Reason: not correct english
 
Old 06-25-2011, 07:22 AM   #8
B.length205
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2011
Posts: 8

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
reaction

Quote:
Originally Posted by eSelix View Post
Sorry, but I don't known about some maps for printer. Did you mean "maps" to mapping fonts or something, or just "maps" to navigation, to print on the paper? If later then you can use wine application to extract this archive.

Dear Sir,

Thank you again for answering my question. HP has delivered a cd rom with thereon the right drivers for Linux. That is not the problem. The case is a connection error between icons (which as I said are gone) and the background files. And also between new programs and the connection with the files behind the desktop. So if I choose for startup.exe there occurs what I already mentioned in my first note: an archive error. I hope this post will help you.. Bs
 
Old 06-25-2011, 07:31 AM   #9
markush
Senior Member
 
Registered: Apr 2007
Location: Germany
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 3,979

Rep: Reputation: 850Reputation: 850Reputation: 850Reputation: 850Reputation: 850Reputation: 850Reputation: 850
Well, in order to check for the installed software on your system you may read the manuals for Ubuntu: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SynapticHowto
The "word" you may look for is "package management". The packagemanager will tell you which software is installed on your system.

You may as well read more about cups (Common Unix Printing System) which mostly in the Unix/Linux world is used for printing. http://www.cups.org/documentation.php

Good luck

Markus
 
Old 06-25-2011, 07:34 AM   #10
TobiSGD
Moderator
 
Registered: Dec 2009
Location: Germany
Distribution: Whatever fits the task best
Posts: 17,130
Blog Entries: 2

Rep: Reputation: 4825Reputation: 4825Reputation: 4825Reputation: 4825Reputation: 4825Reputation: 4825Reputation: 4825Reputation: 4825Reputation: 4825Reputation: 4825Reputation: 4825
Quote:
Originally Posted by B.length205 View Post
So if I choose for startup.exe there occurs what I already mentioned in my first note: an archive error.
This isn't a problem with mappings from icons to files/executables, this is a problem in understanding. A program with the ending .exe is made for Windows, not Linux. They will not run on Linux natively and you will get that error with any .exe you try to open.
 
Old 06-25-2011, 07:41 AM   #11
markush
Senior Member
 
Registered: Apr 2007
Location: Germany
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 3,979

Rep: Reputation: 850Reputation: 850Reputation: 850Reputation: 850Reputation: 850Reputation: 850Reputation: 850
Well, I've checked the HP-download-site. I don't know if there is really a driver for Linux on the CD for this printer.

I tried to download a driver for the "HP 2050" from their site, but they provide only HPLIP. As I recommended above you should install HPLIP from the repository of your distribution.

Markus
 
Old 06-25-2011, 07:55 AM   #12
satya_s2k
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2011
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
You can download hplip drivers from the link http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web...ces/index.html . You can install the software and try configuring the printer using http://localhost:631 in the browser. Make sure cups service is running. If the service is not running then turn on the service.

Last edited by Tinkster; 06-25-2011 at 08:05 PM. Reason: link spam removed.
 
Old 06-25-2011, 09:36 AM   #13
B.length205
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2011
Posts: 8

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Quote:
Originally Posted by markush View Post
Well, I've checked the HP-download-site. I don't know if there is really a driver for Linux on the CD for this printer.

I tried to download a driver for the "HP 2050" from their site, but they provide only HPLIP. As I recommended above you should install HPLIP from the repository of your distribution.

Markus
Dear Sir,

Thank you again. You gave me a right suggestion. I then went in search for the right software and have found were I was looking for. The only problem is that my system is asking for an apllication. Do you know which one I have to choose?

In advance thanks.

Bs
 
Old 06-25-2011, 09:37 AM   #14
B.length205
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2011
Posts: 8

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
[QUOTE=satya_s2k;4395338]You can download hplip drivers from the link http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web...ces/index.html . You can install the software and try configuring the printer using http://localhost:631 in the browser. Make sure cups service is running. If the service is not running then turn on the service.




Bs

---------- Post added 06-25-11 at 08:38 AM ----------

[QUOTE=satya_s2k;4395338]You can download hplip drivers from the link http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web...ces/index.html . You can install the software and try configuring the printer using http://localhost:631 in the browser. Make sure cups service is running. If the service is not running then turn on the service.



Dear Sir/Ms.,

Thank you for replying my question. You also gave me a right suggestion. I then went in search for the right software and have found were I was looking for. The only problem is that my system is asking for an apllication. Do you know which one I have to choose?

In advance thanks.

Bs

Last edited by Tinkster; 07-12-2011 at 02:40 PM. Reason: mistake
 
Old 06-25-2011, 09:44 AM   #15
markush
Senior Member
 
Registered: Apr 2007
Location: Germany
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 3,979

Rep: Reputation: 850Reputation: 850Reputation: 850Reputation: 850Reputation: 850Reputation: 850Reputation: 850
Hi,

I don't understand your question, which application do you want to install? Here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SynapticHowto you will find an explanation of the Ubuntu packagemanager. Your task is to find out if hplip and cups are installed.

If you have problems to understand the Ubuntu-packagemangagement, I'd recommend to post to the Ubuntu-Forum of LQ: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/ubuntu-63/

Markus
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Why do I keep getting a "HARDWARE ERROR" when trying to install? matt4914 Linux - Hardware 38 08-23-2009 02:03 PM
82801db No Error But No Sound In 10.2, successfuly detect hardware, no error, just no iromrs Linux - Hardware 2 09-08-2007 08:46 AM
Graphics Install fails with a fatal media/hardware error rraghuram Fedora - Installation 4 08-10-2005 01:27 PM
configure hardware before install OR install elo touchscreen drivers ahnree General 2 06-28-2004 09:17 PM
hardware install error pdevinney Linux - Newbie 1 08-11-2001 11:28 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:36 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration