Bug 986544 - Can't print to HP laserjet. Upgrading to F19 doesn't update the HPLIP printer driver plugins: prnt/hpcups/HPCupsFilter.cpp 474: m_Job initialization failed with error = 48 [NEEDINFO]
Can't print to HP laserjet. Upgrading to F19 doesn't update the HPLIP printer...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: cups (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
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Reported: 2013-07-20 08:28 EDT by David Howells
Modified: 2015-02-17 11:16 EST (History)
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Description David Howells 2013-07-20 08:28:05 EDT
Description of problem:

When upgrading from Fedora 18 to Fedora 19, the hplip package moved to 3.13.6, but its plugins didn't get upgraded as it downloads and installs these itself, independently of rpm.

The resultant effect is that things no longer print.

In cups's error.log, I see:

[Job 227] STATE: +connecting-to-device
[Job 227] STATE: +hplip.plugin-error
[Job 227] prnt/hpcups/HPCupsFilter.cpp 474: m_Job initialization failed with error = 48
[Job 227] PID 7105 (/usr/lib/cups/filter/hpcups) stopped with status 1.
[Job 227] PID 7104 (/usr/lib/cups/filter/gstoraster) stopped with status 13.
[Job 227] STATE: -connecting-to-device
[Job 227] STATE: -media-empty-error,media-jam-error,hplip.plugin-error,cover-open-error,toner-empty-error,other
[Job 227] ready to print
[Job 227] PID 7106 (/usr/lib/cups/backend/hp) exited with no errors.


Looking in /var/log/messages, I see:

hpcups[4504]: common/utils.c 129: validate_plugin_version() Plugin version[3.13.3] mismatch with HPLIP version[3.13.6]
hpcups[4504]: common/utils.c 156: Plugin version is not matching
hpcups[4504]: common/utils.c 219: Invalid Library hanlder pLibHandler = NULL.

Searching around, it seems the way to fix this is to run:


to download updates to the plugins and then to restart cups.

Can this information please be passed to cups and presented via lpq, eg. rather than saying:

    HP_LaserJet_1022 is ready


    HP_LaserJet_1022 needs a driver upgrade, please run hp-plugin as root

this would make it a lot easier to work out what's wrong.

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Comment 1 Jiri Popelka 2013-07-22 04:58:47 EDT
Yes, this is a known problem.
We've had (bug #531872) a notification in system-config-printer applet whenever hplip sets hplip.plugin-error IPP state reason. Perhaps printer applets in GNOME 3 (not sure about the component) and KDE (kde-print-manager) need this too.
Comment 2 Tim Waugh 2013-07-25 10:18:23 EDT
Looks like gnome-settings-daemon already handles localized state reasons.

David, was this on a desktop machine? Which desktop environment were you using? There ought to have been a notification letting you know what to do.
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