Hp Deskjet 1512 Printer failed-"The cups daemon isn't running." Quote from answers.launchpad.net/hplip/+question/690174



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Still have blocks of red ink. One block sample shown below. How would these best be installed?

Missing Required Dependencies
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error: 'libcups2' package is missing/incompatible
error: 'libdbus-1-dev' package is missing/incompatible
error: 'libjpeg-dev' package is missing/incompatible
error: 'libcups2-dev' package is missing/incompatible
error: 'cups-bsd' package is missing/incompatible
error: 'cups-client' package is missing/incompatible
error: 'libcupsimage2-dev' package is missing/incompatible
error: 'build-essential' package is missing/incompatible
error: 'libusb-1.0.0-dev' package is missing/incompatible
error: 'libsane-dev' package is missing/incompatible
error: 'libsnmp-dev' package is missing/incompatible
error: 'snmp-mibs-downloader' package is missing/incompatible
error: 'openssl' package is missing/incompatible
error: 'python3-pyqt4' package is missing/incompatible
error: 'gtk2-engines-pixbuf' package is missing/incompatible
error: 'python3-dev' package is missing/incompatible
error: 'libtool' package is missing/incompatible
error: 'libtool-bin' package is missing/incompatible
error: 'build-essential' package is missing/incompatible
error: 'build-essential' package is missing/incompatible

Missing Optional Dependencies
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error: 'gtk2-engines-pixbuf' package is missing/incompatible
error: 'xsane' package is missing/incompatible
error: 'avahi-utils' package is missing/incompatible
error: 'python3-notify2' package is missing/incompatible
error: 'python3-dbus.mainloop.qt' package is missing/incompatible

thanks
One by one. I leave the terminal with this output open, and then open a second terminal. Then copy/paste each string inside the single quotes from the error list into sudo apt install <error package name>. It takes a few minutes, but it works. Then run hp-check again to make sure you caught them all. Once you have them all installed, start the GUI by running hp-toolbox from your menu or from the command line. the GUI will have all the settings and tools you need to setup and manage your printer.
 

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after installing
sudo apt install hplip-gui
i entered hpcheck -t

returned with:

Missing Required Dependencies
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error: 'libcups2' package is missing/incompatible
error: 'python3-pyqt4' package is missing/incompatible
error: 'gtk2-engines-pixbuf' package is missing/incompatible

Missing Optional Dependencies
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error: 'python3-dbus.mainloop.qt' package is missing/incompatible

Total Errors: 3
Total Warnings: 1
apparently the packages are missing in fossa, so either, Ubuntu needs to be asked to add this. or HP devs need to repurpose hplip
Overmy head, but those missing dependencies look familiar to some in my output.
 

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Hate to be the bearer of bad tidings, but none of the above is likely to work with Hplip 3.17.10+repack0-5. installed.

See Launchpad

https://answers.launchpad.net/hplip/+question/690174


Date is 24 April.

The 3.20 version will not work either, without entering dependency hell, as we have seen.

That is because 3.20 is the version which ships with the new Ubuntu 20.04 'Focal Fossa'. Software is significantly different.

On the helpful side I can provide 2 options for now, that the OP may wish to consider

  1. Consider installing Ubuntu 20.04 'Focal Fossa' and see if hplip 3.20 recognises the printer
  2. A long shot, if you performed the offending updates using the GUI Software Updater is that a record of same will be held with Synaptic Package Manager of what was updated and we may be able to go through that list and weed out what caused the problem, downgrade to a previous version of the identified packages and place a "hold package" on them to stop them updating. Tedious and clumsy, but possible.
If you choose to upgrade to 'Focal Fossa', you may want to safeguard stuff in your Home directory or folder first.

I haven't checked, but you may be able to upgrade from 18.04 to 20.04 from within 18.04, but chances are you may take baggage with you that impedes recognition of the printer. I would advocate a clean install in that case.

Don't follow through with either option before you come back here first for instructions.

And Jerry, I would recommend swinging over to Ubuntu at

https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2442187

and either closing that Thread or let them know about the Launchpad find.

You won't likely realise it, but it is bad form/protocol to have 2 Threads on the same subject open at the same time in different websites. But I understand you are keen to get that danged printer working :)

Wizard
 

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Wiz, Thanks for your reply, and I am very sorry about having two threads open on different websites. Having read the the prohibition earlier, I mistakenly thought it referred to 1 website. No excuse. I have marked it closed.

Most likely will get do a fresh install of something. The current distro has the advantage of being familiar. Doing a Timeshift backup immediately would give me a good restore point in case of difficulties too difficult for my liking. Given my position, and newbie status, would you recommend something else?

I will return for instructions.

Thank you.
 

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One by one. I leave the terminal with this output open, and then open a second terminal. Then copy/paste each string inside the single quotes from the error list into sudo apt install <error package name>. It takes a few minutes, but it works. Then run hp-check again to make sure you caught them all. Once you have them all installed, start the GUI by running hp-toolbox from your menu or from the command line. the GUI will have all the settings and tools you need to setup and manage your printer.
Thanks, but am leaning toward a fresh install of something. And immediately run Timeshift so my system can be restored rather than deal with difficulties.
Thanks for your help.
 

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Experts have printer troubles too.
They certainly do! I immediately thought of your post when I read it and found the additional port to check, the troubleshooting steps, and the "printer paused" to be especially interesting :)

If I find any addidional information which may be helpful I will be sure to share it.
 

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Don't follow through with either option before you come back here first for instructions.
Wiz, At this point, I would prefer a clean install. Do you think Ubuntu Bionic Beaver is as easy and stable for me as any other? Staying with it has the advantage of being familiar. I have it on a thumb drive, but don't remember if I checked it for errors.

As a reminder, my Acer has Intel PentiumP6100, 4GB DDR3 Memory, and 500 GB HDD.

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O.K., well you have some known, working solutions. And sometimes it takes some effort to get a free OS and its apps to work. In my experience, once you get through the effort, it stays rock-solid. The HPLIP GUI would have helped with the pausing problem too.

It's worth the effort! Or you could spend your time wandering around from distro to distro and never find perfection, or even be able to enjoy a Linux experience. Good luck.
 

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On pause with a printer its quite common ; certainly its not un-frequent if you could have got to http://localhost:631 then you woulds have had access to two drop down , maintenance and another. IN the drop down there is a "resume" printer. A pop up will ask for root password. Another quirk is that printer resumes but pop up comes back unkown password. If you are going to go for a clean install and have backed up home stuff its an exxcellent opportunity to try commands since you won't care if (prior to clean install you mess the OS)

so maybe :

remove hplip then

apt autoclean


apt auto remove --purge
 

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Mate, it's as solid as a rock, and still supported for 3 years.

If you take that path, then once it is installed, see that the printer is recognised, and if so, then install Timeshift and take a full on demand snapshot, BEFORE running any updates.

Swing over to my Timeshift thread to ask any questions when the time comes.

https://www.linux.org/threads/timeshift-similar-solutions-safeguard-recover-your-linux.15241/

Cheers

Wiz
Linux Mint Mate, or Ubuntu Mate? Which version number?
What about verifying the download is complete and un-corrupted?
 
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Linux Mint Mate, or Ubuntu Mate? Which version number?
What about verifying the download is complete and un-corrupted?
I looked back in this thread and did not see the specs for your computer but if you are able to run Ubuntu 18.04 then you should be able to run the latest version of either Ubuntu or Linux Mint.

Whether to install Linux Mint Mate or Ubuntu Mate - personally I would choose Linux Mint - preferably the Cinnamon edition but the Mate edition should work fine also.

Just a few days ago I installed Ubuntu 20.04 and Ubuntu Mate 20.04 on my 'testing' machine and I do NOT like the way Ubuntu is doing things these days. That's just my personal opinion and there is nothing 'wrong' with Ubuntu but I think Linux Mint is more fully featured and easier to use. Even though Linux Mint starts with an Ubuntu base! :)

As far as verifying the download is concerned - just about all Linux .iso downloads provide a "checksum" which can be used to verify the integrity of the downloaded file. Very easy to check.
 

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I looked back in this thread and did not see the specs for your computer but if you are able to run Ubuntu 18.04 then you should be able to run the latest version of either Ubuntu or Linux Mint.

Whether to install Linux Mint Mate or Ubuntu Mate - personally I would choose Linux Mint - preferably the Cinnamon edition but the Mate edition should work fine also.

Just a few days ago I installed Ubuntu 20.04 and Ubuntu Mate 20.04 on my 'testing' machine and I do NOT like the way Ubuntu is doing things these days. That's just my personal opinion and there is nothing 'wrong' with Ubuntu but I think Linux Mint is more fully featured and easier to use. Even though Linux Mint starts with an Ubuntu base! :)

As far as verifying the download is concerned - just about all Linux .iso downloads provide a "checksum" which can be used to verify the integrity of the downloaded file. Very easy to check.
Vrai, For the sake of interest, how would I checksum the previous distros I downloaded? I have Linux Lite and Ubuntu 18.04. Am still wondering where my corruption came from.

My internet is received though a Verizon Wireless MIFI Jetpak. We get 2 signal bars max and alternate between 3G and 4G.

Computer specs are; Pentium P6100, 4GB DDR3 memory, 500GB HDD, 64 bit.

My download speed may be my choke point regarding size of Linux distro choice. But, ease and stability are primary.

Best regards,
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Mate, it's as solid as a rock, and still supported for 3 years.

If you take that path, then once it is installed, see that the printer is recognised, and if so, then install Timeshift and take a full on demand snapshot, BEFORE running any updates.

Swing over to my Timeshift thread to ask any questions when the time comes.

https://www.linux.org/threads/timeshift-similar-solutions-safeguard-recover-your-linux.15241/

Cheers

Wiz
Linux Mate it is! This is exciting! I will take your advice on all points, not wanting any risk of importing errors. Maybe my internet connection was too weak. If I do this download at night, my signal will be stronger and more consistent.

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On pause with a printer its quite common ; certainly its not un-frequent if you could have got to http://localhost:631 then you woulds have had access to two drop down , maintenance and another. IN the drop down there is a "resume" printer. A pop up will ask for root password. Another quirk is that printer resumes but pop up comes back unkown password. If you are going to go for a clean install and have backed up home stuff its an exxcellent opportunity to try commands since you won't care if (prior to clean install you mess the OS)

so maybe :

remove hplip then

apt autoclean


apt auto remove --purge
Thanks, Captain, but I'm bailing out. Too many errors. What I included in my posts weren't the half of them. Going to Install Linux Mint Mate now. Clean install, Checksum first, then Timeshift before any updates. Should be good!
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O.K., well you have some known, working solutions. And sometimes it takes some effort to get a free OS and its apps to work. In my experience, once you get through the effort, it stays rock-solid. The HPLIP GUI would have helped with the pausing problem too.

It's worth the effort! Or you could spend your time wandering around from distro to distro and never find perfection, or even be able to enjoy a Linux experience. Good luck.
The experience has mostly been enjoyable. Not going to wander. I lack the time and inclination to do that. This last part has been very educational for me. That in itself is a great benefit. See you around.
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Thanks, Captain, but I'm bailing out. Too many errors. What I included in my posts weren't the half of them. Going to Install Linux Mint Mate now. Clean install, Checksum first, then Timeshift before any updates. Should be good!
jjconstr
ok i think i saw you asking about how to verify a download. I will give you a simple working example . Go to https://slackbuilds.org/repository/14.2/academic/latex2html/?search=latex2html

you will see source for latex2html-2019.2.tar.gz and next to it a number .left click on
latex2html-2019.2.tar.gz where it says soruce and that will download it. Then :

bash-5.0$ cd ~
bash-5.0$ cd Downloads
bash-5.0$ ls --color

latex2html-2019.2.tar.gz

bash-5.0$ md5sum latex2html-2019.2.tar.gz
e9ca34903ac23a6f51385f05fa63c6eb latex2html-2019.2.tar.gz
bash-5.0$
The number generated by md5sum should match that quoted on slackbuilds. Now they say slackware is complicated but thats before you read ubuntu which has a similar but more comlicated way of going about it but principle is same
 


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