HP 3630 ubuntu 20.04 LTS can't print documents

Asked by Steve M on 2020-05-05

Hi there,

I've installed HPLIP via the command sudo apt-get install hplip-gui

but now when I print the documents come out with squares and not the text. Is this a printer driver issue?

when I print a test page the driver is stated as drvless.ppd and the printer test page prints OK.

my printer is connected on USB.

It worked great before on ubuntu 18.04 but now I can't print from xubuntu 20.04LTS

Any help would be much appreciated.

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Steve M
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2020-05-10
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2020-05-10
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2020-05-06
Anam Alam (anam03) said : #1

Hi can you provide 'hp-check -t' logs

Steve M (stevem20) said : #2

Thanks for the quick reply and here is the log file:

Status Types:
    OK
    MISSING - Missing Dependency or Permission or Plug-in
    INCOMPAT - Incompatible dependency-version or Plugin-version

warning: ubuntu-20.04 version is not supported. Using ubuntu-19.10 versions dependencies to verify and install...

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

 Kernel: 5.6.7-050607-generic #202004230933 SMP Thu Apr 23 09:35:28 UTC 2020 GNU/Linux
 Host: linux-Alpha
 Proc: 5.6.7-050607-generic #202004230933 SMP Thu Apr 23 09:35:28 UTC 2020 GNU/Linux
 Distribution: ubuntu 20.04
 Bitness: 64 bit

-----------------------
| HPLIP CONFIGURATION |
-----------------------

HPLIP-Version: HPLIP 3.20.3
HPLIP-Home: /usr/share/hplip
warning: HPLIP-Installation: Auto installation is not supported for ubuntu distro 20.04 version

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

[hplip]
version=3.20.3

[dirs]
home=/usr/share/hplip
run=/var/run
ppd=/usr/share/ppd/hplip/HP
ppdbase=/usr/share/ppd/hplip
doc=/usr/share/doc/hplip
html=/usr/share/doc/hplip-doc
icon=no
cupsbackend=/usr/lib/cups/backend
cupsfilter=/usr/lib/cups/filter
drv=/usr/share/cups/drv
bin=/usr/bin
apparmor=/etc/apparmor.d
# Following values are determined at configure time and cannot be changed.
[configure]
network-build=yes
libusb01-build=no
pp-build=no
gui-build=yes
scanner-build=yes
fax-build=yes
dbus-build=yes
cups11-build=no
doc-build=yes
shadow-build=no
hpijs-install=yes
foomatic-drv-install=yes
foomatic-ppd-install=no
foomatic-rip-hplip-install=no
hpcups-install=yes
cups-drv-install=yes
cups-ppd-install=no
internal-tag=3.20.3
restricted-build=no
ui-toolkit=qt5
qt3=no
qt4=no
qt5=yes
policy-kit=yes
lite-build=no
udev_sysfs_rules=no
hpcups-only-build=no
hpijs-only-build=no
apparmor_build=no
class-driver=no

Current contents of '/var/lib/hp/hplip.state' file:
Plugins are not installed. Could not access file: No such file or directory

Current contents of '~/.hplip/hplip.conf' file:
[commands]
scan = /usr/bin/simple-scan %SANE_URI%

[fax]
email_address =
voice_phone =

[installation]
date_time = 05/06/20 09:09:08
version = 3.20.3

[last_used]
device_uri = hp:/usb/DeskJet_3630_series?serial=CN67I3N2ZW0658
printer_name = DeskJet_3630
working_dir = .

[polling]
device_list =
enable = false
interval = 5

[refresh]
enable = false
rate = 30
type = 1

[settings]
systray_messages = 0
systray_visible = 0

[upgrade]
last_upgraded_time = 1588256658
notify_upgrade = false
pending_upgrade_time = 0

 <Package-name> <Package-Desc> <Required/Optional> <Min-Version> <Installed-Version> <Status> <Comment>

-------------------------
| External Dependencies |
-------------------------

 error: cups CUPS - Common Unix Printing System REQUIRED 1.1 - INCOMPAT 'CUPS may not be installed or not running'
 gs GhostScript - PostScript and PDF language interpreter and previewer REQUIRED 7.05 9.50 OK -
 xsane xsane - Graphical scanner frontend for SANE OPTIONAL 0.9 0.999 OK -
 scanimage scanimage - Shell scanning program OPTIONAL 1.0 1.0.29 OK -
 dbus DBus - Message bus system REQUIRED - 1.12.16 OK -
 policykit PolicyKit - Administrative policy framework OPTIONAL - 0.105 OK -
 network network -wget OPTIONAL - 1.20.3 OK -
 avahi-utils avahi-utils OPTIONAL - 0.7 OK -

------------------------
| General Dependencies |
------------------------

 libjpeg libjpeg - JPEG library REQUIRED - - OK -
 cups-devel CUPS devel- Common Unix Printing System development files REQUIRED - - OK -
 cups-image CUPS image - CUPS image development files REQUIRED - - OK -
 libpthread libpthread - POSIX threads library REQUIRED - b'2.31' OK -
 libusb libusb - USB library REQUIRED - 1.0 OK -
 sane SANE - Scanning library REQUIRED - - OK -
 sane-devel SANE - Scanning library development files REQUIRED - - OK -
 libnetsnmp-devel libnetsnmp-devel - SNMP networking library development files REQUIRED 5.0.9 5.8 OK -
 libcrypto libcrypto - OpenSSL cryptographic library REQUIRED - 1.1.1 OK -
 python3X Python 2.2 or greater - Python programming language REQUIRED 2.2 3.8.2 OK -
 python3-notify2 Python libnotify - Python bindings for the libnotify Desktop notifications OPTIONAL - - OK -
 error: python3-pyqt4-dbus PyQt 4 DBus - DBus Support for PyQt4 OPTIONAL 4.0 - MISSING 'python3-pyqt4-dbus needs to be installed'
 error: python3-pyqt4 PyQt 4- Qt interface for Python (for Qt version 4.x) REQUIRED 4.0 - MISSING 'python3-pyqt4 needs to be installed'
 python3-dbus Python DBus - Python bindings for DBus REQUIRED 0.80.0 1.2.16 OK -
 python3-xml Python XML libraries REQUIRED - 2.2.9 OK -
 python3-devel Python devel - Python development files REQUIRED 2.2 3.8.2 OK -
 python3-pil PIL - Python Imaging Library (required for commandline scanning with hp-scan) OPTIONAL - 7.0.0 OK -
 python3-reportlab Reportlab - PDF library for Python OPTIONAL 2.0 3.5.34 OK -

--------------
| COMPILEDEP |
--------------

 libtool libtool - Library building support services REQUIRED - 2.4.6 OK -
 gcc gcc - GNU Project C and C++ Compiler REQUIRED - 9.3.0 OK -
 make make - GNU make utility to maintain groups of programs REQUIRED 3.0 4.2.1 OK -

---------------------
| Python Extentions |
---------------------

 cupsext CUPS-Extension REQUIRED - 3.20.3 OK -
 hpmudext IO-Extension REQUIRED - 3.20.3 OK -

----------------------
| Scan Configuration |
----------------------

'/etc/sane.d/dll.d/hpaio' not found.
 hpaio HPLIP-SANE-Backend REQUIRED - 3.20.3 OK 'hpaio found in /etc/sane.d/dll.conf'
 scanext Scan-SANE-Extension REQUIRED - 3.20.3 OK -

------------------------------
| DISCOVERED SCANNER DEVICES |
------------------------------

device `escl:http://127.0.0.1:60000' is a ESCL DeskJet 3630 series [CN67I3N2ZW0658] flatbed scanner
device `hpaio:/usb/DeskJet_3630_series?serial=CN67I3N2ZW0658' is a Hewlett-Packard DeskJet_3630_series all-in-one

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

  Device URI Model
  -------------------------------- ----------------------
  hp:/usb/DeskJet_3630_series?seri HP DeskJet 3630 series
  al=CN67I3N2ZW0658

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

Type: Printer
Device URI: hp:/usb/DeskJet_3630_series?serial=CN67I3N2ZW0658
error: Unable to communicate with device (code=12): hp:/usb/DeskJet_3630_series?serial=CN67I3N2ZW0658
error: Device not found
error: Communication status: Failed

Type: Unknown
Device URI: implicitclass://DeskJet_3630_series_CN67I3N2ZW0658_/

--------------
| PERMISSION |
--------------

USB DeskJet_3630 Required - - OK Node:'/dev/bus/usb/001/009' Perm:' root lp rw- rw- rw- rw- r--'

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

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

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

Total Errors: 4
Total Warnings: 0

Done.

Steve M (stevem20) said : #3

I updated the firmware on the printer using a windows 10 PC.

now I can print/scan on my this PC with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS