Cannot Connect HP LaserJet 5 in Mint 11

Asked by jamiehendrich on 2012-05-08

I beg of you. Please get my HP LaserJet 5 to work in Mint 11.

I have installed the latest version of hplip.
It does not recognize my printer at all.
It is a printer with a parallel port and is attached to a computer with a USB port.

I have tried asking experts in the mint forum to no availab. Please, please, please make this work.

Thanks!

PS When I try to do hp-setup, it does not recognize the device.

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Hi,

 Hope you have followed the instructions in the link http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/install/manual/distros/linuxmint.html for the installation.

The parallel port support in HPLIP has been made passive. Hence you need to modify the step #4 (Configure HPLIP for installation) in the above link.

$ ./configure --prefix=/usr --enable-pp-build

Rest other steps are same.

Hope it would resolve your problem.

jamiehendrich (jamielhendrich) said : #2

good morning, Sarbeswar.

Bad news. It doesn't work. When I get to step 8 -- which is configuring the printer -- if I type in su, my password and hp-setup, this is the error message:

HP Linux Imaging and Printing System (ver. 3.12.4)
Printer/Fax Setup Utility ver. 9.0

Copyright (c) 2001-14 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.

**
GLib-GIO:ERROR:/build/buildd/glib2.0-2.28.6/./gio/gdbusconnection.c:2279:initable_init: assertion failed: (connection->initialization_error == NULL)
Aborted

If I type in sudo hp-setup, the wizard install comes up and when I put a bullet in USB and click on next, it says the device is not found.

Now what?

Thanks!

jamiehendrich (jamielhendrich) said : #3

PS Is there any way to downgrade to a different cups that works on my old Jaunty computer but keep Mint? How hard can that be? Keep the best of Mint 11 but go back to whatever makes Jaunty recognize the printer the very second it is plugged in.

PS/PS I just don't want to HAVE to purchase another printer. Please, not that!

jamiehendrich (jamielhendrich) said : #4

Sarbeswar, where are you? This isn't working. Surely you know the answer.

Thanks!

Sanjay Kumar (sanjay-kumar14) said : #5

Hi,

I think there is a typo in the step 8 of http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/install/manual/distros/linuxmint.html.
Please run only following command (No need of su or sudo) for setting up the device.

====>hp-setup

jamiehendrich (jamielhendrich) said : #6

Good morning, Sanjay. I just tried this by typing in hp-setup. This is the error message:

P Linux Imaging and Printing System (ver. 3.12.4)
Printer/Fax Setup Utility ver. 9.0

Copyright (c) 2001-14 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.

Searching... (bus=usb, search=(None), desc=0)
error: No devices found on bus: usb

Sanjay Kumar (sanjay-kumar14) said : #7

Hi,

Thanks for the update. Can you try following things.

1) Run command "lsusb" in the terminal and this will give the output something like below.

Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 03f0:112a Hewlett-Packard
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

2) Note the "Bus" and "Device" Value for "Hewlett Packard" entry (see 2nd last line where Bus 001 Device 003 )

3)run following command
   ==>hp-setup BUS:Device
        e.g hp-setup 001:003

Then follow on screen instructions. If this does not work then please do following things.

1)Send me the output of "lsusb -v" command
2)Send me the output of "hp-check -t" command

jamiehendrich (jamielhendrich) said : #8

Sanjay, I sent you my output last Friday. Did you receive it?

Please figure this out for me. Thank you!

jamiehendrich (jamielhendrich) said : #9

I sent it to your email address. Maybe you did receive it. I'm going to post it here.

Here's lusb: (It's reading the adapter and not what is connected to it: The HP printer.

us 002 Device 004: ID 050d:0002 Belkin Components
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0644:0000 TEAC Corp. Floppy
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 050d:0109 Belkin Components F5U109/F5U409 PDA Adapter
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 15a9:0004 Gemtek WUBR177G
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0bda:0111 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. Card Reader
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Here's lsusb -v:

 $ lsusb -v

Bus 002 Device 004: ID 050d:0002 Belkin Components
Device Descriptor:
  bLength 18
  bDescriptorType 1
  bcdUSB 1.00
  bDeviceClass 0 (Defined at Interface level)
  bDeviceSubClass 0
  bDeviceProtocol 0
  bMaxPacketSize0 8
  idVendor 0x050d Belkin Components
  idProduct 0x0002
  bcdDevice 2.02
  iManufacturer 1
  iProduct 2
  iSerial 0
  bNumConfigurations 1
  Configuration Descriptor:
    bLength 9
    bDescriptorType 2
    wTotalLength 78
    bNumInterfaces 1
    bConfigurationValue 1
    iConfiguration 0
    bmAttributes 0x80
      (Bus Powered)
    MaxPower 100mA
    Interface Descriptor:
      bLength 9
      bDescriptorType 4
      bInterfaceNumber 0
      bAlternateSetting 0
      bNumEndpoints 1
      bInterfaceClass 7 Printer
      bInterfaceSubClass 1 Printer
      bInterfaceProtocol 1 Unidirectional
      iInterface 0
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength 7
        bDescriptorType 5
        bEndpointAddress 0x01 EP 1 OUT
        bmAttributes 2
          Transfer Type Bulk
          Synch Type None
          Usage Type Data
        wMaxPacketSize 0x0040 1x 64 bytes
        bInterval 0
    Interface Descriptor:
      bLength 9
      bDescriptorType 4
      bInterfaceNumber 0
      bAlternateSetting 1
      bNumEndpoints 2
      bInterfaceClass 7 Printer
      bInterfaceSubClass 1 Printer
      bInterfaceProtocol 2 Bidirectional
      iInterface 0
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength 7
        bDescriptorType 5
        bEndpointAddress 0x01 EP 1 OUT
        bmAttributes 2
          Transfer Type Bulk
          Synch Type None
          Usage Type Data
        wMaxPacketSize 0x0040 1x 64 bytes
        bInterval 0
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength 7
        bDescriptorType 5
        bEndpointAddress 0x82 EP 2 IN
        bmAttributes 2
          Transfer Type Bulk
          Synch Type None
          Usage Type Data
        wMaxPacketSize 0x0040 1x 64 bytes
        bInterval 0
    Interface Descriptor:
      bLength 9
      bDescriptorType 4
      bInterfaceNumber 0
      bAlternateSetting 2
      bNumEndpoints 3
      bInterfaceClass 255 Vendor Specific Class
      bInterfaceSubClass 0
      bInterfaceProtocol 255
      iInterface 0
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength 7
        bDescriptorType 5
        bEndpointAddress 0x01 EP 1 OUT
        bmAttributes 2
          Transfer Type Bulk
          Synch Type None
          Usage Type Data
        wMaxPacketSize 0x0040 1x 64 bytes
        bInterval 0
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength 7
        bDescriptorType 5
        bEndpointAddress 0x82 EP 2 IN
        bmAttributes 2
          Transfer Type Bulk
          Synch Type None
          Usage Type Data
        wMaxPacketSize 0x0040 1x 64 bytes
        bInterval 0
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength 7
        bDescriptorType 5
        bEndpointAddress 0x83 EP 3 IN
        bmAttributes 3
          Transfer Type Interrupt
          Synch Type None
          Usage Type Data
        wMaxPacketSize 0x0004 1x 4 bytes
        bInterval 1
cannot read device status, Broken pipe (32)

Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0644:0000 TEAC Corp. Floppy
Device Descriptor:
  bLength 18
  bDescriptorType 1
  bcdUSB 2.00
  bDeviceClass 0 (Defined at Interface level)
  bDeviceSubClass 0
  bDeviceProtocol 0
  bMaxPacketSize0 8
  idVendor 0x0644 TEAC Corp.
  idProduct 0x0000 Floppy
  bcdDevice 0.00
  iManufacturer 1
  iProduct 2
  iSerial 0
  bNumConfigurations 1
  Configuration Descriptor:
    bLength 9
    bDescriptorType 2
    wTotalLength 39
    bNumInterfaces 1
    bConfigurationValue 1
    iConfiguration 0
    bmAttributes 0x80
      (Bus Powered)
    MaxPower 500mA
    Interface Descriptor:
      bLength 9
      bDescriptorType 4
      bInterfaceNumber 0
      bAlternateSetting 0
      bNumEndpoints 3
      bInterfaceClass 8 Mass Storage
      bInterfaceSubClass 4 Floppy (UFI)
      bInterfaceProtocol 0 Control/Bulk/Interrupt
      iInterface 0
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength 7
        bDescriptorType 5
        bEndpointAddress 0x81 EP 1 IN
        bmAttributes 2
          Transfer Type Bulk
          Synch Type None
          Usage Type Data
        wMaxPacketSize 0x0040 1x 64 bytes
        bInterval 0
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength 7
        bDescriptorType 5
        bEndpointAddress 0x02 EP 2 OUT
        bmAttributes 2
          Transfer Type Bulk
          Synch Type None
          Usage Type Data
        wMaxPacketSize 0x0040 1x 64 bytes
        bInterval 0
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength 7
        bDescriptorType 5
        bEndpointAddress 0x83 EP 3 IN
        bmAttributes 3
          Transfer Type Interrupt
          Synch Type None
          Usage Type Data
        wMaxPacketSize 0x0002 1x 2 bytes
        bInterval 32
can't get device qualifier: Operation not permitted
can't get debug descriptor: Operation not permitted
cannot read device status, Operation not permitted (1)

Bus 002 Device 002: ID 050d:0109 Belkin Components F5U109/F5U409 PDA Adapter
Device Descriptor:
  bLength 18
  bDescriptorType 1
  bcdUSB 1.10
  bDeviceClass 0 (Defined at Interface level)
  bDeviceSubClass 0
  bDeviceProtocol 0
  bMaxPacketSize0 16
  idVendor 0x050d Belkin Components
  idProduct 0x0109 F5U109/F5U409 PDA Adapter
  bcdDevice 1.02
  iManufacturer 1
  iProduct 2
  iSerial 3
  bNumConfigurations 1
  Configuration Descriptor:
    bLength 9
    bDescriptorType 2
    wTotalLength 39
    bNumInterfaces 1
    bConfigurationValue 1
    iConfiguration 0
    bmAttributes 0xa0
      (Bus Powered)
      Remote Wakeup
    MaxPower 100mA
    Interface Descriptor:
      bLength 9
      bDescriptorType 4
      bInterfaceNumber 0
      bAlternateSetting 0
      bNumEndpoints 3
      bInterfaceClass 255 Vendor Specific Class
      bInterfaceSubClass 255 Vendor Specific Subclass
      bInterfaceProtocol 255 Vendor Specific Protocol
      iInterface 0
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength 7
        bDescriptorType 5
        bEndpointAddress 0x81 EP 1 IN
        bmAttributes 3
          Transfer Type Interrupt
          Synch Type None
          Usage Type Data
        wMaxPacketSize 0x0002 1x 2 bytes
        bInterval 2
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength 7
        bDescriptorType 5
        bEndpointAddress 0x82 EP 2 IN
        bmAttributes 3
          Transfer Type Interrupt
          Synch Type None
          Usage Type Data
        wMaxPacketSize 0x0040 1x 64 bytes
        bInterval 1
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength 7
        bDescriptorType 5
        bEndpointAddress 0x02 EP 2 OUT
        bmAttributes 2
          Transfer Type Bulk
          Synch Type None
          Usage Type Data
        wMaxPacketSize 0x0020 1x 32 bytes
        bInterval 0
cannot read device status, Operation not permitted (1)

Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Device Descriptor:
  bLength 18
  bDescriptorType 1
  bcdUSB 1.10
  bDeviceClass 9 Hub
  bDeviceSubClass 0 Unused
  bDeviceProtocol 0 Full speed (or root) hub
  bMaxPacketSize0 64
  idVendor 0x1d6b Linux Foundation
  idProduct 0x0001 1.1 root hub
  bcdDevice 2.06
  iManufacturer 3
  iProduct 2
  iSerial 1
  bNumConfigurations 1
  Configuration Descriptor:
    bLength 9
    bDescriptorType 2
    wTotalLength 25
    bNumInterfaces 1
    bConfigurationValue 1
    iConfiguration 0
    bmAttributes 0xe0
      Self Powered
      Remote Wakeup
    MaxPower 0mA
    Interface Descriptor:
      bLength 9
      bDescriptorType 4
      bInterfaceNumber 0
      bAlternateSetting 0
      bNumEndpoints 1
      bInterfaceClass 9 Hub
      bInterfaceSubClass 0 Unused
      bInterfaceProtocol 0 Full speed (or root) hub
      iInterface 0
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength 7
        bDescriptorType 5
        bEndpointAddress 0x81 EP 1 IN
        bmAttributes 3
          Transfer Type Interrupt
          Synch Type None
          Usage Type Data
        wMaxPacketSize 0x0002 1x 2 bytes
        bInterval 255
can't get hub descriptor: Operation not permitted
cannot read device status, Operation not permitted (1)

Bus 001 Device 005: ID 15a9:0004 Gemtek WUBR177G
Device Descriptor:
  bLength 18
  bDescriptorType 1
  bcdUSB 2.00
  bDeviceClass 0 (Defined at Interface level)
  bDeviceSubClass 0
  bDeviceProtocol 0
  bMaxPacketSize0 64
  idVendor 0x15a9 Gemtek
  idProduct 0x0004 WUBR177G
  bcdDevice 0.01
  iManufacturer 1
  iProduct 2
  iSerial 0
  bNumConfigurations 1
  Configuration Descriptor:
    bLength 9
    bDescriptorType 2
    wTotalLength 53
    bNumInterfaces 1
    bConfigurationValue 1
    iConfiguration 0
    bmAttributes 0x80
      (Bus Powered)
    MaxPower 300mA
    Interface Descriptor:
      bLength 9
      bDescriptorType 4
      bInterfaceNumber 0
      bAlternateSetting 0
      bNumEndpoints 5
      bInterfaceClass 255 Vendor Specific Class
      bInterfaceSubClass 255 Vendor Specific Subclass
      bInterfaceProtocol 255 Vendor Specific Protocol
      iInterface 0
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength 7
        bDescriptorType 5
        bEndpointAddress 0x81 EP 1 IN
        bmAttributes 2
          Transfer Type Bulk
          Synch Type None
          Usage Type Data
        wMaxPacketSize 0x0200 1x 512 bytes
        bInterval 0
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength 7
        bDescriptorType 5
        bEndpointAddress 0x01 EP 1 OUT
        bmAttributes 2
          Transfer Type Bulk
          Synch Type None
          Usage Type Data
        wMaxPacketSize 0x0200 1x 512 bytes
        bInterval 0
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength 7
        bDescriptorType 5
        bEndpointAddress 0x02 EP 2 OUT
        bmAttributes 2
          Transfer Type Bulk
          Synch Type None
          Usage Type Data
        wMaxPacketSize 0x0200 1x 512 bytes
        bInterval 0
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength 7
        bDescriptorType 5
        bEndpointAddress 0x03 EP 3 OUT
        bmAttributes 2
          Transfer Type Bulk
          Synch Type None
          Usage Type Data
        wMaxPacketSize 0x0200 1x 512 bytes
        bInterval 0
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength 7
        bDescriptorType 5
        bEndpointAddress 0x04 EP 4 OUT
        bmAttributes 2
          Transfer Type Bulk
          Synch Type None
          Usage Type Data
        wMaxPacketSize 0x0200 1x 512 bytes
        bInterval 0
can't get device qualifier: Operation not permitted
can't get debug descriptor: Operation not permitted
cannot read device status, Operation not permitted (1)

Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0bda:0111 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. Card Reader
Device Descriptor:
  bLength 18
  bDescriptorType 1
  bcdUSB 2.00
  bDeviceClass 0 (Defined at Interface level)
  bDeviceSubClass 0
  bDeviceProtocol 0
  bMaxPacketSize0 64
  idVendor 0x0bda Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
  idProduct 0x0111 Card Reader
  bcdDevice 11.22
  iManufacturer 1
  iProduct 2
  iSerial 3
  bNumConfigurations 1
  Configuration Descriptor:
    bLength 9
    bDescriptorType 2
    wTotalLength 32
    bNumInterfaces 1
    bConfigurationValue 1
    iConfiguration 4
    bmAttributes 0x80
      (Bus Powered)
    MaxPower 500mA
    Interface Descriptor:
      bLength 9
      bDescriptorType 4
      bInterfaceNumber 0
      bAlternateSetting 0
      bNumEndpoints 2
      bInterfaceClass 8 Mass Storage
      bInterfaceSubClass 6 SCSI
      bInterfaceProtocol 80 Bulk (Zip)
      iInterface 5
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength 7
        bDescriptorType 5
        bEndpointAddress 0x01 EP 1 OUT
        bmAttributes 2
          Transfer Type Bulk
          Synch Type None
          Usage Type Data
        wMaxPacketSize 0x0200 1x 512 bytes
        bInterval 0
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength 7
        bDescriptorType 5
        bEndpointAddress 0x82 EP 2 IN
        bmAttributes 2
          Transfer Type Bulk
          Synch Type None
          Usage Type Data
        wMaxPacketSize 0x0200 1x 512 bytes
        bInterval 0
can't get device qualifier: Operation not permitted
can't get debug descriptor: Operation not permitted
cannot read device status, Operation not permitted (1)

Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Device Descriptor:
  bLength 18
  bDescriptorType 1
  bcdUSB 2.00
  bDeviceClass 9 Hub
  bDeviceSubClass 0 Unused
  bDeviceProtocol 0 Full speed (or root) hub
  bMaxPacketSize0 64
  idVendor 0x1d6b Linux Foundation
  idProduct 0x0002 2.0 root hub
  bcdDevice 2.06
  iManufacturer 3
  iProduct 2
  iSerial 1
  bNumConfigurations 1
  Configuration Descriptor:
    bLength 9
    bDescriptorType 2
    wTotalLength 25
    bNumInterfaces 1
    bConfigurationValue 1
    iConfiguration 0
    bmAttributes 0xe0
      Self Powered
      Remote Wakeup
    MaxPower 0mA
    Interface Descriptor:
      bLength 9
      bDescriptorType 4
      bInterfaceNumber 0
      bAlternateSetting 0
      bNumEndpoints 1
      bInterfaceClass 9 Hub
      bInterfaceSubClass 0 Unused
      bInterfaceProtocol 0 Full speed (or root) hub
      iInterface 0
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength 7
        bDescriptorType 5
        bEndpointAddress 0x81 EP 1 IN
        bmAttributes 3
          Transfer Type Interrupt
          Synch Type None
          Usage Type Data
        wMaxPacketSize 0x0004 1x 4 bytes
        bInterval 12
can't get hub descriptor: Operation not permitted
can't get device qualifier: Operation not permitted
can't get debug descriptor: Operation not permitted
cannot read device status, Operation not permitted (1)

Here's hp-check -t

HP Linux Imaging and Printing System (ver. 3.12.4)
Dependency/Version Check Utility ver. 14.3

Copyright (c) 2001-14 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.

Note: hp-check can be run in three modes:
1. Compile-time check mode (-c or --compile): Use this mode before compiling the
HPLIP supplied tarball (.tar.gz or .run) to determine if the proper dependencies
are installed to successfully compile HPLIP.
2. Run-time check mode (-r or --run): Use this mode to determine if a distro
supplied package (.deb, .rpm, etc) or an already built HPLIP supplied tarball
has the proper dependencies installed to successfully run.
3. Both compile- and run-time check mode (-b or --both) (Default): This mode
will check both of the above cases (both compile- and run-time dependencies).

Saving output in log file: hp-check.log

Initializing. Please wait...

---------------
| SYSTEM INFO |
---------------

Basic system information:
Linux jamie-office 2.6.38-8-generic #42-Ubuntu SMP Mon Apr 11 03:31:50 UTC 2011 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux

Distribution:
linuxmint 11

Checking Python version...
OK, version 2.7.1 installed

Checking PyQt 4.x version...
OK, version 4.8.3 installed.

Checking for CUPS...
Status: scheduler is running
Version: 1.4.6
error_log is set to level: warn

Checking for dbus/python-dbus...
dbus daemon is running.
python-dbus version: 0.83.1

------------------------------------
| COMPILE AND RUNTIME DEPENDENCIES |
------------------------------------

note: To check for compile-time only dependencies, re-run hp-check with the -c parameter (ie, hp-check -c).
note: To check for run-time only dependencies, re-run hp-check with the -r parameter (ie, hp-check -r).

Checking for dependency: CUPS - Common Unix Printing System...
OK, found.

Checking for dependency: CUPS devel- Common Unix Printing System development files...
OK, found.

Checking for dependency: CUPS image - CUPS image development files...
OK, found.

Checking for dependency: DBus - Message bus system...
OK, found.

Checking for dependency: gcc - GNU Project C and C++ Compiler...
OK, found.

Checking for dependency: GhostScript - PostScript and PDF language interpreter and previewer...
OK, found.

Checking for dependency: libcrypto - OpenSSL cryptographic library...
OK, found.

Checking for dependency: libjpeg - JPEG library...
OK, found.

Checking for dependency: libnetsnmp-devel - SNMP networking library development files...
OK, found.

Checking for dependency: libpthread - POSIX threads library...
OK, found.

Checking for dependency: libtool - Library building support services...
OK, found.

Checking for dependency: libusb - USB library...
OK, found.

Checking for dependency: make - GNU make utility to maintain groups of programs...
OK, found.

Checking for dependency: PIL - Python Imaging Library (required for commandline scanning with hp-scan)...
OK, found.

Checking for dependency: PolicyKit - Administrative policy framework...
OK, found.

Checking for dependency: PyQt 4 DBus - DBus Support for PyQt4...
OK, found.

Checking for dependency: Python DBus - Python bindings for DBus...
OK, found.

Checking for dependency: Python devel - Python development files...
OK, found.

Checking for dependency: Python libnotify - Python bindings for the libnotify Desktop notifications...
OK, found.

Checking for dependency: Python XML libraries...
OK, found.

Checking for dependency: Python 2.3 or greater - Required for fax functionality...
OK, found.

Checking for dependency: Python 2.2 or greater - Python programming language...
OK, found.

Checking for dependency: Reportlab - PDF library for Python...
OK, found.

Checking for dependency: SANE - Scanning library...
OK, found.

Checking for dependency: SANE - Scanning library development files...
OK, found.

Checking for dependency: scanimage - Shell scanning program...
OK, found.

Checking for dependency: xsane - Graphical scanner frontend for SANE...
OK, found.

----------------------
| HPLIP INSTALLATION |
----------------------

Currently installed HPLIP version...
HPLIP 3.12.4 currently installed in '/usr/share/hplip'.

Current contents of '/etc/hp/hplip.conf' file:
# hplip.conf. Generated from hplip.conf.in by configure.

[hplip]
version=3.12.4

[dirs]
home=/usr/share/hplip
run=/var/run
ppd=/usr/share/ppd/HP
ppdbase=/usr/share/ppd
doc=/usr/share/doc/hplip-3.12.4
icon=/usr/share/applications
cupsbackend=/usr/lib/cups/backend
cupsfilter=/usr/lib/cups/filter
drv=/usr/share/cups/drv/hp

# Following values are determined at configure time and cannot be changed.
[configure]
network-build=yes
pp-build=yes
gui-build=yes
scanner-build=yes
fax-build=yes
dbus-build=yes
cups11-build=no
doc-build=yes
shadow-build=no
hpijs-install=no
foomatic-drv-install=no
foomatic-ppd-install=no
foomatic-rip-hplip-install=no
hpcups-install=yes
cups-drv-install=yes
cups-ppd-install=no
internal-tag=3.12.4
restricted-build=no
ui-toolkit=qt4
qt3=no
qt4=yes
policy-kit=no
hpijs-only-build=no
lite-build=no
udev-acl-rules=no
hpcups-only-build=no
hpijs-only-build=no

Current contents of '/var/lib/hp/hplip.state' file:
# hplip.state - HPLIP runtime persistent variables.

[plugin]
installed=0
eula=0

Current contents of '~/.hplip/hplip.conf' file:
[installation]
date_time = 05/14/2012 08:19:45
version = 3.12.4

[upgrade]
latest_available_version = 3.12.4

--------------------------
| DISCOVERED USB DEVICES |
--------------------------

No devices found.

---------------------------------
| INSTALLED CUPS PRINTER QUEUES |
---------------------------------

HL-5370DW-series
----------------
Type: Unknown
Device URI: usb://Brother/HL-5370DW%20series
PPD: /etc/cups/ppd/HL-5370DW-series.ppd
PPD Description: Brother HL-5370DW BR-Script3
Printer status: printer HL-5370DW-series disabled since Fri 11 May 2012 02:39:20 PM MDT Unplugged or turned off
warning: Printer is not HPLIP installed. Printers must use the hp: or hpfax: CUPS backend to function in HPLIP.

HP-LaserJet-5
-------------
Type: Unknown
Device URI: serial:/dev/ttyS4?baud=115200
PPD: /etc/cups/ppd/HP-LaserJet-5.ppd
PPD Description: HP LaserJet 5 - CUPS+Gutenprint v5.2.6 Simplified
Printer status: printer HP-LaserJet-5 is idle. enabled since Wed 09 May 2012 09:43:21 AM MDT
warning: Printer is not HPLIP installed. Printers must use the hp: or hpfax: CUPS backend to function in HPLIP.

HP-LaserJet-5-2
---------------
Type: Unknown
Device URI: usb://HP/LaserJet%205
PPD: /etc/cups/ppd/HP-LaserJet-5-2.ppd
PPD Description: HP LaserJet 5 - CUPS+Gutenprint v5.2.6 Simplified
Printer status: printer HP-LaserJet-5-2 now printing HP-LaserJet-5-2-16. enabled since Printing page 2, 10%6:48 AM MDT
warning: Printer is not HPLIP installed. Printers must use the hp: or hpfax: CUPS backend to function in HPLIP.

----------------------
| SANE CONFIGURATION |
----------------------

'hpaio' in '/etc/sane.d/dll.conf'...
OK, found. SANE backend 'hpaio' is properly set up.

Checking output of 'scanimage -L'...

No scanners were identified. If you were expecting something different,
check that the scanner is plugged in, turned on and detected by the
sane-find-scanner tool (if appropriate). Please read the documentation
which came with this software (README, FAQ, manpages).

---------------------
| PYTHON EXTENSIONS |
---------------------

Checking 'cupsext' CUPS extension...
OK, found.

Checking 'pcardext' Photocard extension...
OK, found.

Checking 'hpmudext' I/O extension...
OK, found.

Checking 'scanext' SANE scanning extension...
OK, found.

---------------
| USER GROUPS |
---------------

jamie adm lp dialout cdrom floppy plugdev netdev lpadmin admin sambashare

-----------
| SUMMARY |
-----------

error: 3 errors and/or warnings.

Please refer to the installation instructions at:
http://hplip.sourceforge.net/install/index.html

Done.

Sanjay Kumar (sanjay-kumar14) said : #12

Hi,

It seems that the connection between PC and Printer is via router. Can you have USB cable directly connected between printer and Linux PC. and then follow comment#7.

Hi, Sanjay. No. it's a parallel to USB adapter cable. It's a Belkin F5U002. so it's a direct connection.
The parallel port is on the printer; the USB is on the computer. Thanks.

Sanjay Kumar (sanjay-kumar14) said : #14

Hello Jamie,

I am sorry to inform you that HPLIP is never tested with parallel to USB adapter and from last few years (around 4-5 years) parallel port support has also been removed from the driver as well as from the device. So there is no plan of working on this in future as well. However please try Parallel port connection between printer and Linux PC without adapter and then select 4th option of window displayed after running "hp-setup" command . Hope this should work.

Also can you let me know the exact model number which you have.
Is it "HP LaserJet 5L Printer" or "HP LaserJet 5mp Printer" or something else.

Hi, Sanjay. Thank you for the response.

I have just an HP LaserJet 5. No other letter, just a straight HP LaserJet5.
The model number is C3916A.

As for trying the connection between the printer and PC without the adapter, maybe I should not have called it an "adapter." It's merely a cable. So they are already connected directly. It's a cable with a parallel connector on one side and the usb plug on the other. I have put a link below where you can view it. They call them an "adapter" as well. There's no other way to connect the printer to the computer unless I would use a serial connector because the printer has a serial port, but then I would have to get some type of adapter for the computer because it does not have a serial port for the printer.

Here's the link with a photo of what I have. http://www.staples.com/Staples-USB-Parallel-Printer-Adapter/product_837521

So I hope you can think of a way to fix this. Otherwise, I have to buy a new printer and I have spent a ton of money purchasing flowers. I can't afford a new printer. There must a way for this to work. Thanks!

Jamie

PS I will tell you that I found the old disks for the HP. I wonder if there is a way that I could somehow copy those drivers to this computer. Would that resolve it? I have an external floppy drive. I also have wine on this computer which I know people use to read things for Windows. I wouldn't know how to begin to make that work. I just have heard of it being done. Just a thought!

Hi, Sanjay. No, my computer doesn't contain a parallel port. We can go to the moon but there's not a way to make my computer see my parallel port in Mint 11 by typing in a simple command? Jaunty worked absolutely perfectly. Oh, well.

Hi, Sanjay. No, my computer doesn't contain a parallel port. We can go to the moon but there's not a way to make my computer see my parallel port in Mint 11 by typing in a simple command? Jaunty worked absolutely perfectly. Oh, well.

It's the cable. Use a Belkin USB to parallel cable.

Can you help with this problem?

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