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Old 12th December 2009, 09:22 PM
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Printer installation problems

This is my first experience with a linux OS and I'm loving the system so far, but I'm tripping up on some basics and need some advice.
I have installed Fedora 12 and I read up to download and install HPLIP for my HP Photosmart C4380. I thought I'd conquered the installation but unfortunately my enthusiasm was short lived. If I try to print I now get a message that states 'Cups missing filter' and the print file just stays in the queue.
Can anyone advise me on my next step?
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Old 12th December 2009, 09:27 PM
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you have been to here:
dell Studio 17, 4GB mem, 320GB HD Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
Gnome desktop
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Old 12th December 2009, 09:44 PM
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Yes I've been right through the process up to the hp-setup command, and I get:-
[neil@neil-pc Desktop]$ hp-setup

HP Linux Imaging and Printing System (ver. 3.9.10)
Printer/Fax Setup Utility ver. 9.0

Copyright (c) 2001-9 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: Defaults for each question are maked with a '*'. Press <enter> to accept the default.)

Using connection type: usb

error: No device selected/specified or that supports this functionality.
Not sure what my next step is now
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Old 13th December 2009, 02:49 PM
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Just to add a bit of information to see if it helps:-
I used the gnome printer configuration to delete the printer and re-install. The system searches for the driver and then states:-

Printer 'Photosmart-C4380-series' requires the 'foomatic-rip-hplip' program but it is not currently installed. Please install it before using this printer.

I was wondering if the foomatic-rip-hplip program was missing because the hplip installation stopped short?
If so, how do I get around the problem?
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