Thomas’ Lab Notes

Stuff worth not forgetting

HPLIP Won’t Print

Symptom

Printing to HP MFP1217nfw fails with “Filter failed”. No useful information in CUPS logs even at LogLevel debug. Message found in /var/log/daemon.log:

Jul 31 13:03:10 malaussene hpcups[3083]: common/utils.c 130: validate_plugin_version() Plugin version[3.14.6] mismatch with HPLIP version[3.16.11]
Jul 31 13:03:10 malaussene hpcups[3083]: common/utils.c 157: Plugin version is not matching

Probable cause

Upgrade of HPLIP Debian packages without corresponding (manual) update of the proprietary/binary plugin.

Fix

Upgrading the plugin using:

# hp-plugin

proved effective.