solve the problem with "no system tray detected on this system. Unable to start, exiting.

Asked by Birgit Rindle on 2021-04-20

I work with Ubuntu 20.10. My printer is HP Color Laser Jet Pro MFP M277dw. When I boot the system I get the message "No system tray detected on this system. Unable to start, exiting" after a while. What shall I do to solve the problem, because my printer doesn't work properly. It doesn't print all pages. When I am lucky it prints only a few of them.

Question information

Language:
English Edit question
Status:
Expired
For:
HPLIP Edit question
Assignee:
No assignee Edit question
Last query:
Last reply:
Mlocik97 (mlocik97) said : #1

I had same error, what helped me was:

1. remove actual hplip
2. install hplip from apt package instead of over "sh"

Birgit Rindle (b-rindle) said : #2

Would you please tell me what I have to do under point 2. (install hplip from apt package instead of over "sh"). I don't understand what you mean. Would you please write the commands which I have to enter in the terminal. Thank you!

Birgit Rindle (b-rindle) said : #3

How do I remove the actual hplip? and what shall I enter in the terminal
instead? Would you please tell me the necessary commands.
Thank you for your help!

Am Mi., 21. Apr. 2021 um 16:15 Uhr schrieb Mlocik97 <
<email address hidden>>:

> Your question #696658 on HPLIP changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/hplip/+question/696658
>
> Mlocik97 posted a new comment:
> I had same error, what helped me was:
>
> 1. remove actual hplip
> 2. install hplip from apt package instead of over "sh"
>
> --
> You received this question notification because you asked the question.
>

Mlocik97 (mlocik97) said : #4

to remove actual hplip, you can just delete hplip directory in user folder and remove key from "settings of apps running after start" or something like this (don't know exact translation), then you just do commands

apt search hplip

and you should be able to find hplip packages,

to install them, you will run commands:

sudo apt install hplip printer-driver-hpcups printer-driver-hpijs printer-driver-postscript-hp

it should work.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #5

This question was expired because it remained in the 'Open' state without activity for the last 15 days.