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Old 08-21-2010, 06:30 PM   #1
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Question printer does not run,HP Deskjet D4260,opensuse 11.2

I can hear the printer start up at boot,so I know it is plugged into the box and that it has electric power to use. In all my struggles I have seen the message " permission denied " I have tried to change that with YAST as root but so far I am unsuccesful
Old 08-21-2010, 08:44 PM   #2
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Inspect /var/log/boot.msg for errors in re the printer. Then inspect /var/log/messages.

If you have the hwinfo utility installed, run "/usr/sbin/hwinfo --printer" (without quotes). If there is a problem with the printer driver, the output of hwinfo should say so.
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Old 10-05-2010, 05:49 AM   #3
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Are the proper packages installed?

You must have cups installed. Additionally, try installing the hplip package. It might help. I don't exactly about your distro, but Ubuntu 10.04 by default contains drivers for most models of most makes of printers.


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