Printer Setup Failure hplip M203dw

Asked by Ken Blackwell on 2019-10-03

Can't get printer to print via USB. Haven't tried Networking. Shows print error on test matter which setup selections from Mint Printers menu. following diagnose doesn't help.

Setup at Printers menu: The steps that I took to setup the HP M203dw
+ new printer
Select: HP Laser Jet M203-M206 (VNB5 and HP Linux Imaging and Printing (HPLIP), then Forward
Select: LaserJet m101-m106 (recommended) and HP Laser Jet m101-m106,hpcups 3.17.10 [en] (recommended)
Short name: HP-HPLaserJet-M203-M206
Human Readable: HP-HPLaserJet-M203-M206
Location: judy-510-p020
USB connected to printer, power on.

Computer and software-system list:

HP Laser Jet Pro M203dw
ii hplip 3.17.10+repa amd64
Linux MInt 19.2 latest update
HP 510-p020

ran hp-setup, yielded :

ii hplip 3.17.10+repa amd64

HP Linux Imaging and Printing System (ver. 3.17.10)
Printer/Fax Setup Utility ver. 9.0

Copyright (c) 2001-15 HP 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.

warning: GUI Modules PyQt4 and PyQt5 are not installed
error: hp-setup requires GUI support (try running with --qt3). Also, try using interactive (-i) mode.

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shivani mandora
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Ken Blackwell (klblackw) said : #1


Finally found correct printer in the list of HP printers in hplip. Works fine.

Best shivani mandora (shivani1708) said : #2

If the issue is resolved , can you please close the issue from your side

Ken Blackwell (klblackw) said : #3

I found the problem on my end.....I was not finding the correct HP printer model then found it. The confusing factor was that the program was recommending a different printer....which doesn't work.