On 2018-05-08 at 18:57:09 home user via users wrote:
I bought a new hp laser jet pro mfp m180nw. This morning, I
and all their dependencies. “dnf upgrade” shows they and cups are up-to-date.
As root, I used cups to try to install my new printer (HP LaserJet Pro MFP M180nw).
The printer was already powered on and connected to my workstation’s tower via USB
cable. But when I try a print test from cups, I get page after page, each having
several seemingly random strange characters, but otherwise mostly blank. I had to
power down the printer to cut the waste of paper.
As root, I tried to launch “HPLIP Graphical Tools”. Nothing appeared to happen.
Logged in as the non-root administrator, when I launch “HPLIP Graphical Tools”, I get
an error GUI saying “No Installed HP Devices Found”
and a few seconds later, another error GUI saying
“HPLIP Status service”
“No system tray detected on this system. Unable to start, exiting.”
The first GUI suggests running the hp-setup (a button is provided). I do that. I get
another GUI. I select as a “Connection (I/O) Type” the USB option. As advanced
options, the search term field is blank, and the type is set to “All
devices/printers”. I click “Next >”. It says “No devices found.”. The first error
also suggests using the cups web interface. There, everything looks ok to me, but I’m
(obviously) no expert in these things.
What’s wrong? How to I get my printer working? I’m in Fedora-27; Gnome.
Did you run hp-setup?
Erik P. Olsen