problem with plugin when installing hplip

Asked by frank braun on 2020-03-18

Hardware: dell Latitude e4300; OS: opensuse 15.1; hplip-3.20.3
Infinite loop when installing hp printer support:
hp-setup / connection type: network / manual discovery printer-ip-address
hp laserjet m1522nf
driver plugin installation / download / I agree licence terms / root password /// plugin installation successful<<<<<<<

Then:
The device you are trying to setup requires a binary plug-in. Some functionalities may not work as expected without plug-ins.
Please run 'hp-plugin' as normal user to install plug-ins.

I tried at this point hp-plugin which was successful too

But then I'm entering the infinite loop: The installation wants to install the Driver plugin again! Each time with the same result.

Console protocol:

brf09510@linux:~/Downloads> hp-setup

HP Linux Imaging and Printing System (ver. 3.20.3)
Printer/Fax Setup Utility ver. 9.0

Copyright (c) 2001-18 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.

Found device: hp:/net/HP_LaserJet_M1522nf_MFP?ip=192.168.178.21

HP Linux Imaging and Printing System (ver. 3.20.3)
Plugin Download and Install Utility ver. 2.1

Copyright (c) 2001-18 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.

HP Linux Imaging and Printing System (ver. 3.20.3)
Plugin Download and Install Utility ver. 2.1

Copyright (c) 2001-18 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.

Checking for network connection...
Downloading plug-in from:
Receiving digital keys: /usr/bin/gpg --homedir /home/brf09510/.hplip/.gnupg --no-permission-warning --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys 0x4ABA2F66DBD5A95894910E0673D770CDA59047B9
Creating directory plugin_tmp
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing HPLIP 3.20.3 Plugin Self Extracting Archive..............................................................

HP Linux Imaging and Printing System (ver. 3.20.3)
Plugin Installer ver. 3.0

Copyright (c) 2001-18 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.

Plug-in version: 3.20.3
Installed HPLIP version: 3.20.3
Number of files to install: 64

Done.
 Plug-in installation successful

Done.
error: The device you are trying to setup requires a binary plug-in. Some functionalities may not work as expected without plug-ins. Please run 'hp-plugin' as normal user to install plug-ins. Visit http://hplipopensource.com for more infomation.

HP Linux Imaging and Printing System (ver. 3.20.3)
Plugin Download and Install Utility ver. 2.1

Copyright (c) 2001-18 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.

HP Linux Imaging and Printing System (ver. 3.20.3)
Plugin Download and Install Utility ver. 2.1

Copyright (c) 2001-18 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.

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2020-03-18
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2020-04-03
Michael Barnes (barnmichael) said : #1

I have the exact same problem. Linux Mint 18.3, HP 2600n printer. Was printing fine, suddenly started printing with washed out yellow/greenish tint to printed pages. Prints fine from other computers. I was told to upgrade to latest 3.20.3 version of HP drivers. Now I can't print at all. I have basically the same problem as OP, infinite loop trying to install binary plug in. My other computer running Linux Mint 19.2 just found the printer and installed everything automatically. The ppd file is identical. The binary driver (hplip-3.20.3-plugin.run) does not exist on that computer, but it prints just fine.

I'd love to see an answer to this issue.

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