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Old 02-23-2011, 04:08 PM   #1
Thomas Lemmens
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Unhappy Print error : "foomatic-rip-hplip failed"

I've installed a fresh zenwalk 7.0 RC 2. Everything is fine, but I get an error message when trying to print with my HP Laserjet P1102w:"/usr/lib/cups/filter/foomatic-rip-hplip failed".What to do?

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Old 02-27-2011, 04:22 PM   #2
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After installing (manual install) the latest version of HPLIP (from the HPLIP site) I was able to set up succesfully the printer with the command "hp-setup". This setup utility downloaded a propriatary plugin from the HP-site. The command "hp-probe -g" also was very helpfull.

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Old 03-13-2011, 07:50 PM   #3
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If the above doesn't work for you, you can try what I did.

I got mine to work this way:

cd /usr/lib/cups/filter
ln -s foomatic-rip foomatic-rip-hplip
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Old 05-25-2012, 03:08 PM   #4
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Laserjet P1102w

I managed to install the printer installing foo2zjs driver:

Afterwards I installed the same printer in a windows vista system and a Smart Install mode was then enabled in the printer. Then Ubuntu 10.04 recognized the printer as a CDROM and I was unable to print.
I used this post in order to solve this situation:

I hope this can be helpful to someone....


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