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Old 01-09-2012, 02:19 PM   #1
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HPLIP will not load in Ubuntu 10.04


On starting Ubuntu 10.04, get error message "No system tray detected on this system. Unable to start, exiting."

System worked fine until a week ago. Then it simply would not recognize the network printer, followed yesterday by this message.
 
Old 01-09-2012, 02:59 PM   #2
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Then consider reloading the OS. There might be a way just to diag the printer but in some cases it may not be worth the effort.
 
Old 01-09-2012, 03:39 PM   #3
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Smile Installed HPLIP from Ubuntu Software Center

Instead of digging around for days, I thought I'd look in the Ubuntu Software Center for HPLIP, found it, installed it, and all works fine now!! Thanks for your prompt response. Appreciated greatly,
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Old 01-10-2012, 03:14 AM   #4
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On starting Ubuntu 10.04, get error message "No system tray detected on this system. Unable to start, exiting."

System worked fine until a week ago. Then it simply would not recognize the network printer, followed yesterday by this message.
My suggestions which helped other users on other forums: remove the current version and install the latest version of HPLIP. In most cases there's something wrong with the version supplied in the Ubuntu repositories.

Removing HPLIP:
- open a terminal and type the folowing command:
Code:
sudo apt-get remove --purge hplip
Download latest HPLIP:
Download the latest HPLIP driver from this site: http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/index.html. Make sure you download it in your Download folder (~/home/Download).

Make the file executable:
- open a terminal and browse to your /home/Download folder.
- type the following command:
Code:
sudo chmod +x hplip-3.11.12.run
- Now type this command:
Code:
./hplip-3.11.12.run
Now the installation procedure starts. The first question you get is whether the installation should be done automatically or manually, always choose manually! The reason is that you than have better control on the installation procedure. At one point the installation checks for missing dependencies, if asked whether the program should check and install the missing dependencies, select Y (Yes). This saves you a lot of headaches finding the rigth missing dependencies.

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