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Old 10-26-2011, 02:39 PM   #1
Registered: Oct 2008
Location: Nevada
Distribution: Slackware 14.1
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Exclamation HP Device Manager:

I'm trying to install my printer through the HP Device Manager. It's already working with cups but I want the added benefits of using the HP Toolbox.

It detects the printer correctly and then tries to download the additional plugin that it needs but that errors out saying:

ERROR: Plug-in file does not match its digital signature.
File may have been corrupted or altered.
Error code: 2

I manually downloaded the hplip file for Ubuntu 11.4 but I'm using kubuntu 11.10 as HPLIP site does not have a package for 11.10 yet.

Though I already have hplip installed, from original install of kubuntu.

Can someone help me figure this out? I want the added benefits of the HP Toolbox.

Hmm I thought it was through cups that it's working but I can't load localhost:631. I installed the printer through the Kubuntu System Settings, Printer Configuration settings area.

EDITED to add:
I can't get past the window where you can download/select the binary plugin file for HPLIP. sudo hp-plugin is giving me this problem.

brittany@kubuntu:~/Downloads$ sudo hp-plugin
[sudo] password for brittany:

HP Linux Imaging and Printing System (ver. 3.11.10)
Plugin Download and Install Utility ver. 2.1

Copyright (c) 2001-9 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, LP
This software comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
This is free software, and you are welcome to distribute it
under certain conditions. See COPYING file for more details.

/Error: "/var/tmp/kdecache-brittany" is owned by uid 1000 instead of uid 0.
Error: "/tmp/ksocket-brittany" is owned by uid 1000 instead of uid 0.
Error: "/tmp/kde-brittany" is owned by uid 1000 instead of uid 0.
X Error: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter) 3
Major opcode: 20 (X_GetProperty)
Resource id: 0x1e01419

When I select the plugin file the Next button is grayed out. I can't use that file even though that's what it's asking for. I'm so confused by this. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Last edited by xdunlapx; 10-26-2011 at 09:45 PM.
Old 10-26-2011, 10:16 PM   #2
Registered: Oct 2008
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Distribution: Slackware 14.1
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Well I gave up with the gui and followed the directions on for the manual install. It worked fine. So if anyone else has a similar issue trying to install the hp toolbox thing, try this link:


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