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Old 06-06-2009, 01:59 PM   #1
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HP printer problem

I posted this over at Mepislovers and it appears someone else has a similar issue with a Brother printer. Basically it seems that after a batch of upgrades the other day, I can no longer print. I've tried reverting HPLIP to the Debian Lenny current version but that didn't help. I'm assuming at this stage that I need to reinstall or reconfigure CUPS. Has anyone else had this & managed to fix it? Here's details of the updates I think caused the issue.

Commit Log for Wed Jun 3 08:45:16 2009

Upgraded the following packages:
cups (1.3.8-1lenny5) to 1.3.8-1+lenny6
cups-bsd (1.3.8-1lenny5) to 1.3.8-1+lenny6 cups-client (1.3.8-1lenny5) to 1.3.8-1+lenny6 cups-common (1.3.8-1lenny5) to 1.3.8-1+lenny6 cupsys (1.3.8-1lenny5) to 1.3.8-1+lenny6 dcraw (8.86-1) to 8.93-1mlrepo1 deluge (1.1.4-1mlrepo1) to 1.1.6+dfsg-2mlrepo1 deluge-common (1.1.4-1mlrepo1) to 1.1.6+dfsg-2mlrepo1 deluge-core (1.1.4-1mlrepo1) to 1.1.6+dfsg-2mlrepo1 deluge-torrent (1.1.4-1mlrepo1) to 1.1.6+dfsg-2mlrepo1 digikam (2:0.9.5~beta3-1mlrepo1) to 2:0.9.5-1mlrepo3 hpijs (2.8.10-2mlrepo1) to 3.9.2-3mlrepo1 hpijs-ppds (2.8.10-2mlrepo1) to 3.9.2-3mlrepo1 hplip (2.8.10-2mlrepo1) to 3.9.2-3mlrepo1 hplip-data (2.8.10-2mlrepo1) to 3.9.2-3mlrepo1 hplip-doc (2.8.10-2mlrepo1) to 3.9.2-3mlrepo1 hplip-gui (2.8.10-2mlrepo1) to 3.9.2-3mlrepo1 kipi-plugins (0.1.7-2mlrepo1) to 0.1.7-2mlrepo3
libcups2 (1.3.8-1lenny5) to 1.3.8-1+lenny6
libcupsimage2 (1.3.8-1lenny5) to 1.3.8-1+lenny6
libcupsys2 (1.3.8-1lenny5) to 1.3.8-1+lenny6
libgphoto2-2 (2.4.3-1) to 2.4.5-1mlrepo1 libgphoto2-port0 (2.4.3-1) to 2.4.5-1mlrepo1
libkdcraw4 (0.1.7-2mlrepo1) to 0.1.8-1mlrepo1 libnss3-1d (3.12.0-5) to 3.12.3-1mlrepo1
libpisock9 (0.12.3-5) to 0.12.4-0mlrepo1 libpurple0 (2.5.5-1mlrepo3) to 2.5.6-1mlrepo1 pidgin (2.5.5-1mlrepo3) to 2.5.6-1mlrepo1 pidgin-data (2.5.5-1mlrepo3) to 2.5.6-1mlrepo1 showfoto (2:0.9.5~beta3-1mlrepo1) to 2:0.9.5-1mlrepo3 unetbootin (312-1mlrepo1) to 319-2mlrepo1

Installed the following packages:
libexiv2-5 (0.18.1-1mlrepo1)
libkexiv2-5 (0.1.9-1mlrepo1)
Old 06-06-2009, 06:02 PM   #2
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This idea may not be helpful since you had the printer working but then it stopped working. This might still help you though. You could try installing the latest HPLIP driver.

I ran the installer as root even though it warned against doing so. It worked great for me.
Old 06-11-2009, 10:38 AM   #3
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Well, I tried a solution suggested on the Mepislovers forum... I tried downgrading CUPS to an older version which made no difference at all. Then, I tried doing the same downgrade process but with some conf files renamed. The assumption being is that CUPS would not find existing config files and would create new ones. All that achieved is cupsd that will not start! I also tried different versions of HPLIP, but that made no difference either. At this point I'm considering that I may have to re-install!
Old 06-16-2009, 07:29 AM   #4
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Yup, re-install fixed it. I even applied the update that appeared to cause the problem in the first place...


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