Mint12-HP wireless printer installed/not printing [Solved]

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Mylor
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Mint12-HP wireless printer installed/not printing [Solved]

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Hi guys,

I'm new to Mint but have been using Ubuntu since Gutsy. I have a new HP Photosmart Premium C410 wireless printer. It prints fine from windows and from Ubuntu 11.10. I installed it using System Settings, Printers, Unlock, +, Network. Mint found it and installed the driver. Problem is when I print nothing happens. I tried watching the print queue but nothing appears there either. Strangely nothing appears in the queue when I print to the alternative USB connected printer but that prints fine.

Any ideas?
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Re: Mint 12 - HP wireless printer installed but not printing

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Are you sure it is connected to the network? Is there any possibility the printer is defective? Which printer do you have exactly? That might help determine if others are having a problem and what might be done to resolve it.
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Re: Mint 12 - HP wireless printer installed but not printing

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librechick wrote:Are you sure it is connected to the network?
Yes. Mint detected it and loaded the driver.
Is there any possibility the printer is defective?

It works fine with Windows XP and Ubuntu 11.10
Which printer do you have exactly? That might help determine if others are having a problem and what might be done to resolve it.
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Re: Mint 12 - HP wireless printer installed but not printing

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Open Synaptic.
search____
hplip. Install it and make sure and grab hplip graphicals ??? You'll see it when you search.
A reboot seemed necessary , I think.
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Re: Mint 12 - HP wireless printer installed but not printing

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Bullseye!!
Thanks Murdock.

The latest hplip was loaded by Mint when I originally set the wireless printer up but not the GUI. When I ran the GUI it only saw the USB connected printer so I used it to set up the wireless HP. Worked a treat, prints and scans, brilliant. Now how do I set it as default?

Thanks again
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