Plug-in installer:Network connection not detected.

Asked by Peter Manser on 2011-03-14

I am using Linux Mint 10 (based on Ubuntu), and an Ethernet connected ADSL2+ modem/router.

I have a HP Color LaserJet CP1215.

I upgraded to the latest version of HPLIP last week to try (unsuccessfully) to solve the problem. I also installed all the specified dependency packages to get it to install cleanly.

Each time I boot Linux, the HP Device Manager - Plug-in installer starts and requests that I install a plug-in for my printer (which it obviously needs, at least for advanced printing features).

When I select 'Download and install the plug-in from an HP authorised server (recommended)' it responds with a "Network connection not detected." dialog box.

How can I :-

1) fix it to work correctly on my network (as Firefox and Mozilla Thunderbird certainly do)

or

2) get a copy of the correct plug-in file to use with the 'Select and install an existing local copy of the plug-in file (advanced):' option.

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Ani Balakrishnan (anib) said :
#1

Hi,

 Please try to download the plugin from http://www.openprinting.org/download/printdriver/auxfiles/HP/plugins to your machine and use 'Select and install an existing local copy of the plug-in file (advanced):' option.

Thanks and Regards
Ani Balakrishnan

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Ani Balakrishnan (anib) said :
#2

Hi,

Please see the below queries also,
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-control-center/+bug/525628
https://bugs.launchpad.net/hplip/+bug/573971

Are you trying as a normal user?? If so try as root user.

Thanks and Regards
Ani Balakrishnan

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Ari mtz (soimthecatalyst) said :
#3

Hi,

I´m looking for the 1132mpf plug in, and certainly getting the same ¨Network Connection not Detected¨ (in both cases, Wi-Fi and LAN).

Is that index the most recent, and if you download any of this plugins, it cannot be extracted.

I´m using Ubuntu 10.10.

Thanks in advice.

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Srikanth (srikanth-lokare) said :
#4

Hi Ari,

Can you please try the following.

1. Login as a root user using following command.
    $sudo su
2. Now input "hp-plugin -g' from the terminal.

Please let us know if the problem still persists.

Thanks and Regards,
Srikanth Lokare

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Ari mtz (soimthecatalyst) said :
#5

Hi Srikanth,

I tried the steps with no solution, after I found in ubuntu forums (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1507589) this:

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1. Insert the command:
    $sudo hp-plugin -g -i

2. Follow the steps and request
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After this I could print the test page an from text editor.

Thanks and Regards.
Ari Soto

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Srikanth (srikanth-lokare) said :
#6

Based on the comments, marking the status as "Solved".