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Old 04-12-2009, 11:31 PM   #1
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Question having trouble with my printer


I have a hp deskjet f4280 All-in-one and i cant install it. I did everything that it says in here:http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web...all/index.html but when i tried to do the hp-setup the printer does not appear in the "discover devices".do yo think is my usb cable??


i appreciated if you could help me thanks
 
Old 04-13-2009, 01:11 AM   #2
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You don't normally need to use hp's installer, most distros include their own - which distro do you use?
The usb cable is easy to test - swap it for one you know works.
Alternatively - try

lsusb

in a terminal - this will list your usb devices. Naturally the printer needs to be switched on.

You can also try:

dmesg | grep print

Last edited by Simon Bridge; 04-13-2009 at 01:13 AM.
 
Old 04-13-2009, 04:55 AM   #3
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Printer is listed here as working:
http://openprinting.org/show_printer...280_All-in-one

As I usually recommend make sure you have HPLIP installed, and set it up using the CUPS interface, so go here:
http://localhost:631/
Delete the printer if it's there and add a new one, at one point pick the USB device with printer serial number in it, then later it will choose the right driver for you.
 
Old 04-13-2009, 09:23 AM   #4
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I'm using ubuntu 8.10 i trie using does comands in my terminal and this is what it shows:

daniel@daniel-desktop:~$ lsusb
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 003: ID 058f:9360 Alcor Micro Corp. 8-in-1 Media Card Reader
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 03f0:040c Hewlett-Packard
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
daniel@daniel-desktop:~$ dmesg | grep print
daniel@daniel-desktop:~$ dmesg | 03f0:040c
bash: 03f0:040c: command not found
daniel@daniel-desktop:~$ dmesg | Hewlett-Packard
bash: Hewlett-Packard: command not found
daniel@daniel-desktop:~$


and sorry i didnt understand how to do it in this page http://localhost:631/ im a newbi in ubuntu still sorry
 
Old 04-13-2009, 12:17 PM   #5
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Hi Golgo,
In the navigation bar of your browser (firefox, iceweasel, whatever) type:
http://localhost:631/
If you have cups installed you should see a welcome page headed by
Quote:
Common UNIX Printing System 1.3.7
(maybe your version is different, no worries)
Click on the Add Printer and fill in the correct details for your printer following H_TeXMeX_H's instructions.
cheers,
jdk
 
Old 04-13-2009, 03:08 PM   #6
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thanks a lot everyone i could finally use my printer and my scaner perfectly thanks for your support it help me alot
 
  


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