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Old 02-15-2010, 07:11 PM   #1
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Hp 309g network printer not working


I"m not entirely sure that I have the correct model, but I think it's an HP photo-smart premium 309g, using a network connection. It was working fine on my Ubuntu 9.10 install before, but one day it failed with the message "cups-missing-filter". I accidentally deleted it from the list of drivers. Now, whenever I run a tool to install it back, it hangs at "searching for network printers". Can anyone help me get my printer working.
 
Old 02-17-2010, 06:59 AM   #2
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You can get a nice graphical representation of CUPS on your desktop using your web browser! Open a tab to http://localhost:631/

It's not a web site - just way to "see" CUPS and add printers and stuff. Click on Admin, find your printer in a list and install it. When it asks for a password, it's your computer's root password. It's not a web site, so it's safe to do.

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Old 02-17-2010, 07:03 AM   #3
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If you deleted something by mistake, why not restore it from your backup? What no backup..

Or re-install CUPS and it will install the driver files again, then do a backup
 
Old 02-20-2010, 04:40 PM   #4
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You can get a nice graphical representation of CUPS on your desktop using your web browser! Open a tab to http://localhost:631/

It's not a web site - just way to "see" CUPS and add printers and stuff. Click on Admin, find your printer in a list and install it. When it asks for a password, it's your computer's root password. It's not a web site, so it's safe to do.

-Robin
That fails to find the network printer, much like the rest of the tools I tried.
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If you deleted something by mistake, why not restore it from your backup? What no backup..

Or re-install CUPS and it will install the driver files again, then do a backup
I didn't delete a real file, just an entry from the list of installed printers.

Also, I do keep backups- but only of /home.

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Old 02-24-2010, 05:25 PM   #5
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I hate to bump my own thread, but it's been 4 days.
 
Old 02-28-2010, 08:49 AM   #6
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From now on, I'll just bump this thing every four days, until someone replies.
 
Old 02-28-2010, 09:06 AM   #7
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That fails to find the network printer, much like the rest of the tools I tried.
It might help us try to help you if you told us which "tools" you had tried, and what happened.

What is the LAN IP of your printer? (there'll be something in the printer's manual to tell you how to find this out, and how to change it).

What is the LAN IP of your PC?
ifconfig (as root) will tell you.
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From now on, I'll just bump this thing every four days, until someone replies.
That would be pointless, people will reply when they have the time.
 
Old 02-28-2010, 09:37 AM   #8
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It might help us try to help you if you told us which "tools" you had tried, and what happened.
Simply foomatic GUI and the Ubuntu printer config. They all either freeze or fail to find anything at the network config finder.

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What is the LAN IP of your printer? (there'll be something in the printer's manual to tell you how to find this out, and how to change it).
192.168.1.136

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What is the LAN IP of your PC?
ifconfig (as root) will tell you.
192.168.1.105

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That would be pointless, people will reply when they have the time.
Yes, but fewer people will see this thread if it's on the bottom of page 3.

Edit: What the? It suddenly decided to start working as I looked this information up to give it to you.
Solved, I guess. maybe...

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Old 02-28-2010, 09:49 AM   #9
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Is HPLIP installed?

If you are not sure what the printer is, then find out!! Where is it? Who owns it/administers it? If you are allowed to use it, this info will surely be available.
 
  


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