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Monday, May 31, 2010

Print, scan and fax drivers for Linux

Installer Walkthrough

Step 1: Download the Automatic Installer (.run file)

Download HPLIP 3.10.5:

Download Link:http://space.dl.sourceforge.net/project/hplip/hplip/3.10.5/hplip-3.10.5.ru

Step 2: Run the Automatic Installer

Running the installer requires that you open a command shell to enter commands. To do this, open a terminal or console window
In the terminal/console, enter the following commands (type all the text after the $ character and then press enter):
Note
These instructions assume that the hplip-3.10.5.run file was downloaded to your Desktop directory. You may have to adjust the 'cd' command based on where your web browser saved the file on your system.


Step 3: Select the Install Type

Select the install mode: Automatic (enter an 'a') or Custom (enter a 'c'). We recommended that most users select the Automatic install mode


Step 4: Verify your Linux Distribution

Note
Ensure the installer detected the correct Linux distribution. Different Linux versions use different install procedures if the incorrect version is selected, the installer may fail.


Step 5: Select HPLIP Options to Enable

Note
Enter 'y' to enable parallel support. By default, parallel support is disabled.


Step 6: Enter Your root/Superuser User Password



Step 7: Read the Installation Notes

Depending on your Linux distribution some steps may need to be completed before going further with the HPLIP install. Please follow any directions given.


Step 8: Detect Any Missing Dependencies

The installer will now detect what dependencies your system will need to install before installing HPLIP. In addition any package manager clean up steps will be ran. These are executed to try and minimze any potential package manager problems.


Step 9: Download and Install Any Missing Dependencies

If your system is missing any dependencies they are now downloaded and installed.


Step 10: './configure' and 'make' will run

./configure prepares HPLIP for install as well as your system is verified to have all the required dependencies for HPLIP.
'make' is then executed. Make compiles ("builds") HPLIP for your system.


Step 11: 'make install' is Run

'make install' is the actual install procedure, this step is where HPLIP is actually being installed to your system.


Using 'hp-setup' to configure your printer

This guide will walk you through configuring your printer using 'hp-setup'.

Step 12: Select How Your Printer will be Connected to Your Computer

The first step is to select the printer connection type:

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Step 13: Select the Printer to be Configured

Next the setup tool will display printers detected (depending on the connection type selected):

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Step 14: Select the PPD file (or driver) to be Used for Your Printer

The PPD files (drivers) which are most similar to your printer are displayed. Select the appropriate PPD file for your printer.
Note
Usually you will want to select the recommended PPD file.

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Step 15: Enter any Printer Information You Wish to Update/Change

Enter your printer information:

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Step 16: Confirm the Printer Settings and Finish the Configuration Process

Click "Finish" to complete the printer setup process:

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

There is no jammed paper in the machine, but still the Paper LED is ON or Flashing Brother HL 5250DN

Description:

Please follow the steps below to solve the problem:

Step 1: Make sure there is no jammed paper left in the printer.
Please open the back cover and then fuser cover again to see if there’s no paper inside the fuser cover.

Step 2: Make sure the paper is loaded in the paper tray.
Make sure the paper or other print media is loaded properly in the paper tray and that the guides are not too tight or too loose against the paper stack.

Step 3: Check the back cover.
Make sure that the back cover of the printer is securely closed.

Step 4: Check the printer driver setting.
NOTE: The steps and images may differ depending on the operating system being used.
  1. Cancel the print job by either of the following steps a or b:
    1. Click start => Settings => Printers & Faxes => Double click on the printer icon for your Brother machine => Click Printer and select Cancel All Documents.
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    2. Press the JOB CANCEL or CANCEL key on the machine.

    Note

    If  you cannot cancel the print job, turn the machine power off and on.

  2. Click on start => Settings => Printers & Faxes, and right click on the printer icon for your Brother machine and select Printing Preferences.
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  3. Click Basic tab and check the setting for Paper Source. Select the correct Paper Source and click on OK.
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    Note

    You can use only A4, Letter or Legal for automatic duplex printing.

  4. Retry printing.

Step 5: Make sure the Duplex Tray is set firmly.
Check if the Duplex Tray is set in the printer firmly.
  1. Remove the Duplex Tray from the printer.
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  2. Reinstall the Duplex Tray into the printer firmly.

Clearing paper jams (for ML-1610, ML-1640, ML-2010, ML-2240, ML-2245)

STEP 1. In the paper feed area


[Overview]

Occasionally, paper can be jammed during a print job. Some of causes include:
• The tray is overfilled.
• The front cover has been opened during a print job.
• Paper that does not meet paper specifications has been used.
• Paper that is outside of the supported size range has been used.
If a paper jam occurs, the On Line/Error LED on the control panel lights red.
Find and remove the jammed paper. If it is invisible, look inside the printer.

[Solution]

1. In The Paper Feed Area
1) Remove any misfeed paper by pulling it out by the visible edge from the tray. Make sure that all of the paper is properly aligned in the tray.
Remove any misfeed paper by pulling it out by the visible edge from the tray.
2) Open and close the front or top cover to resume printing the document from failed pages.

STEP 2. Around the toner cartridge


2. Around The Toner Cartridge
1) Open the front cover.
Open the front cover.
2) Pull the toner cartridge out, and remove it from the printer.
Pull the toner cartridge out, and remove it from the printer.
3) If necessary, pull the manual tray out.
4) Gently pull the paper toward you.
Gently pull the paper toward you.
5) Check that there is no other paper in the printer.
6) If necessary, push the manual tray back into the machine.
7) Reinstall the toner cartridge, and close the front cover. Your printer resumes printing the document from failed pages.

STEP 3. In the paper exit area


3. In The Paper Exit Area
Note: Paper jams in this area may result in loose toner on the page. If you get any toner on your clothes, wash them in cold water as hot water will set the toner into the fabric.
1) If the paper jams as it exits to the output tray and a long portion of the paper is visible, pull the paper straight out.
Pull the paper straight out if it is visible in the paper exit area.
When you pull the jammed paper, if there is resistance and the paper does not move immediately, stop pulling. Continue with the next step.
2) Open the top cover and the inner cover.
Open the top cover and the inner cover.
Caution:
• When removing the jammed paper, be careful not to touch the heat roller (located underneath the inner cover.) It is hot and could cause burns!
• The top and inner cover themselves may also be hot due to the heat roller. Allow the printer to cool before opening the covers.
3) Loosen the paper if it is caught in the heat rollers. Then pull the paper gently out.
Loossen the paper if it is caught in the heat rollers, and pull the paper gently out.
4) Close the inner cover and the top cover. Printing resumes automatically.
Note: Failed pages will not reprint. Try printing the pages

What do the LED indications mean?(Brother HL 5250DN)

Description:

The technical term for the lights on the front of your Brother machine is Light Emitting Diodes (LED's). This FAQ explains the meaning of those different LED indications.

When all the LEDs are off, the power switch is off or the printer is in Sleep mode.
Pressing the Go button wakes up the printer from Sleep mode to Ready mode.




[LED Indication]

The Toner LED alternates turning on for 2 seconds and off for 3 seconds.
The Status LED is on. (Green)
Meaning of LED Indication

Toner low:
Indicates that the toner cartridge is nearly empty. Purchase a new toner cartridge and have it ready for when Toner Life End is indicated.



[LED Indication]

The Toner LED is on.
The Status LED is on. (Red)
Meaning of LED Indication

Toner life end:
Replace the toner cartridge with a new one. To see how to replace the toner cartridge, click here.

Cartridge position error:
The drum unit assembly is not installed correctly. Take the drum unit out of the machine and put it back in.



[LED Indication]

The Drum LED alternates turning on for 2 seconds and off for 3 seconds.
The Status LED is on. (Green)
                                     
 
Meaning of LED Indication

Drum life end soon:
The drum unit is near the end of its life. We recommend that you obtain a new drum unit to replace the current one. To see how to replace the drum unit, click here.



[LED Indication]

The Toner LED and the Drum LED alternates turning on for 2 seconds and off for 3 seconds.
The Status LED is on. (Green)
Meaning of LED Indication

Toner low:Indicates that the toner cartridge is nearly empty. Purchase a new toner cartridge and have it ready for when Toner Life End is indicated.

Drum life end soon:
The drum unit is near the end of its life. We recommend that you obtain a new drum unit to replace the current one. To see how to replace the drum unit, click here.



[LED Indication]

The Paper LED is flashing.
The Status LED is on. (Red)
Meaning of LED Indication

No paper:Put paper in the paper tray or the MP (Multi-Purpose) tray or  the optional lower tray. Then press Go.

Paper jam:
Clear the paper jam. Click here to see how to clear paper jams. If the printer does not start printing, press Go.

Incorrect Paper size for Duplex:
Press Go or Job Cancel. Set the correct paper that you want to use, or load the same size paper that you selected in the current driver setting. The paper size you can use for automatic duplex printing is A4, Letter or Legal.

Duplex disabled:
Close the back cover of the printer and put the duplex tray back in.




[LED Indication]

The Status LED is on. (Red).
Meaning of LED Indication

Front cover is open:
Close the front cover of the printer.

Fuser cover is open:
Close the fuser cover which can be found behind the back cover of the printer.

Dust on drum:
The corona wire needs to be cleaned. Click here to see how to clean the corona wire of the drum unit.

Too many trays:
Maximum number of optional trays is two. Remove additional trays.

Buffer error:
Check the cable connection between the PC and printer.

Memory full:
The printer memory is full and the printer cannot print full pages of a document. Click here to see how to solve this problem.

Print overrun:
A print overrun occurred and the printer cannot print full pages of a document. Click here to see how to solve this problem.

Download full:
The download buffer of the printer is full. Add more memory to the printer. Click here to see how to install additional memory.

Font full:
The font memory area is full. Delete fonts or add more memory to the printer. Click here to see how to install additional memory.


[LED Indication]

All LEDs are flashing.
Meaning of LED Indication

Service call:
  • If you see the service call indication shown above, turn off the power switch, wait a few seconds, and then turn it back on and try to print again.
  • If you cannot clear the error and see the same service call indication after turning the printer back on, call your dealer or a Brother authorized service representative.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

When trying to power on a Windows virtual machine, you see the error: The VMware Authorization Service is not running.



Symptoms

  •     Powering on a Windows virtual machine fails
  •     When trying to power on a Windows virtual machine, you see the error:
      The VMware Authorization Service is not running.


Resolution


This issue occurs when the VMware Authorization service does not have
administrator rights.

Note: This issue typically occurs with Windows Vista hosts, but can
occur with other versions of Windows operating systems.


To provide the VMware Authorization service with Administrator rights:

   1. If using Windows Vista or higher, disable User Account Control
(UAC).
   2.Add administrator rights to the Windows user account that runs
the VMware Authorization service:
         1.Right-click (My) Computer and select Manage.

         2.Click Local Users and Groups > Users.

         3.Right-click the __vmware_user__ user account and click
Properties.

         4. Click the Member Of tab, then click Add.

         5.Add the Administrators group to the object names field and
click OK.

   3. Uninstall VMware Workstation

   4. Reboot the Host machine and login as a local administrator (not
as a domain administrator).

   5. Reinstall VMware Workstation.


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

How to disable certain (IPv6) components in Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008

1. Click Start                                                               

      , type regedit in the Start Search box, and then click
regedit.exe in the Programs list.
   2. In the User Account Control dialog box, click Continue.

   3. In Registry Editor, locate and then click the following registry
subkey:
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services
\Tcpip6\Parameters\

   4. Double-click DisabledComponents to modify the DisabledComponents
entry.

      Note If the DisabledComponents entry is unavailable, you must
create it. To do this, follow these steps:

         1. In the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD (32-
bit) Value.

         2. Type DisabledComponents, and then press ENTER.

         3. Double-click DisabledComponents.

   5. Type any one of the following values to configure the IPv6
protocol, and then click OK:

         1. Type 0 to enable all IPv6 components.

            Note The value "0" is the default setting.

         2. Type 0xffffffff to disable all IPv6 components, except the
IPv6 loopback interface. This

value also configures Windows Vista to use Internet Protocol version 4
(IPv4) instead of IPv6 in

 prefix policies.

         3. Type 0x20 to use IPv4 instead of IPv6 in prefix policies.

         4. Type 0x10 to disable native IPv6 interfaces.

         5. Type 0x01 to disable all tunnel IPv6 interfaces.

         6. Type 0x11 to disable all IPv6 interfaces except for the
IPv6 loopback interface.

Notes

    * Using a value other than 0x0 or 0x20 will cause the Routing and
Remote Access service to fail after this change goes into effect.
    * You must restart your computer for these changes to take affect