Tuesday, 10 March 2020

Change Hardware and Reinstall Printer Drivers to Print Smoothly Again

In the event that you need to fix a conflicting or failing printer, all things considered, you need to reinstall printer drivers. You have to analyze the genuine "malady" that your printer is experiencing. Here, we'll go over how you can best check your printer for issues and resolve those issues as fast as could be expected under the circumstances.

Normal Printer Problems

In the first place, how about we manage an issue that numerous PC clients have encountered eventually. We've all managed printers that print hazy or inadequate archives, or print blurred hues. On the off chance that this is the issue you're managing, you likely need to supplant your ink cartridge or your toner cartridge. You should open up your printer line and check whether there are any messages identified with toner or ink.

You can see the print line in the accompanying way:

Snap "Start."

At that point, go to "Control Panel."

Select "Equipment and Sound."

Snap on "Printers."

When you open the "Printers" organizer, you can choose any printer essentially by double tapping it.

Discover Hardware Information in the Devices and Printers Folder

The Devices and Printers envelope will show all data relating to ink, toner, or some other printer glitch. On the off chance that you really need to change an ink or toner cartridge, at that point you should check your establishment manual. One exceptionally clear admonition: Do not change a cartridge while the printer is working. Mood killer the printer and cautiously extricate it from its hook.

Just utilize the best possible substitute cartridges. Utilizing confused cartridges can totally annihilate your printer. At the point when you supplant the cartridge, stick it into the space until it fits properly.

The Necessity of Updating Drivers

In the event that your printer isn't imprinting in any way, at that point all things considered, you have to refresh your printer drivers. This is a genuinely clear procedure. Regularly, introducing and refreshing your drivers will fathom your printer issues. The primary thing you can do is use Windows Update to discover new drivers. Here's the manner by which you do this:

Snap "Start."

At that point, go to "All Programs."

Pick "Windows Update."

Select "Check for Updates."

At last, click "Introduce Updates."

In the event that Windows Update can't distinguish any updates, at that point you may need to visit your printer maker's site to find the best possible drivers. Explore the "Backing" and "Downloads" segments at the maker's website, as these are the segments well on the way to contain drivers.

You may likewise need to refresh your driver physically. With a little exertion, you can find and update the drivers yourself. You'll have to arrange the Devices and Printers organizer to do this. You should simply click "Start", and afterward open "Gadgets and Printers." From here, you can double tap your printer and afterward click "Update Driver."

Finding the Right Software

Perhaps the simplest approaches to take care of printer issues is to discover devoted driver programming. These projects really fix the entirety of your driver issues all the while. They are furnished with a simple UI that illuminates you when you have to refresh drivers.

The most effective method to Fix HP Printer Drivers Quick and Determine If It Is Indeed a Driver Issue

What blunders will you experience in the event that you have an issue with your HP printer drivers? Well your printer may not print by any stretch of the imagination, of it might printer out a great deal of drivel, you may get a printer spooling mistake again and again. I'm going to walk you through fixing these issues.

Would it be able to be a Hardware Issue?

The thing is these issues aren't simply brought about by outdated or degenerate drivers, they can be brought about by breaking down equipment, inappropriately connected links, or printer cartridges that aren't appropriately situated also. On the off chance that you have been getting a ton of paper jams, at that point that can be a pointer you have had an equipment issue. To ensure your links and ink cartridges aren't the issue, basically re-seat them. That is unplug, and replug them. At that point attempt to print once more.

Fixing the Print Spooler Error

The print spooler is programming that spares your forthcoming print occupations to your hard drive until they have been lined to print. In this way, by constantly spooling, they never go to print. This is the thing that the print spooler blunder is. Resetting the Print Spooler will generally clear this up.

To reset the Print Spooler in Windows 7 follow these means:

Stage 1:

Snap Start

Type cmd

Right snap cmd.exe and choose Run as Administrator. In the event that you are provoked for a director's secret phrase or affirmation, type your secret phrase and proceed.

At the order brief sort the accompanying orders at that point press ENTER after each

Rename %systemroot%\System32\Spool\Printers Printers.old

Rename %systemroot%\System32\Spool\Drivers\w32x86 w32x86.old


Stage 2:

Presently we will restart the print spooler administration once more. You should be signed on as an overseer to play out these means.

Go to Start

Go to Control Panel

In the Search Box type Administrative Tools, click Administrative Tools

Double tap Services. On the off chance that you are requested an executive's secret word or affirmation, it would be ideal if you give it.

Right snap on the Print Spooler administration and snap Properties

On the General tab beside Startup Type ensure that Automatic is chosen

Snap Start

Snap OK

In the event that you are requested director's secret phrase or affirmation, if it's not too much trouble give it.

On the off chance that your print spooler blunder was only a print spooler waiting be reset, at that point your concern ought to be fixed. On the off chance that your concern isn't fixed, at that point your concern is hp printer driver blunders.

How Do You Address HP Printer Driver Errors?

Your HP printer relies upon its drivers to interpret among it and Windows. Without the drivers, the printer and Windows should be talking drivel to one another. So in the event that you have obsolete or a degenerate driver, the best way to fix this issue is to refresh the driver to the most recent variant.

To get the most recent form of the printer drivers from the HP site follow these means:

Go to the HP site

Go to Support and Drivers

Under "Enter an item name/number" put your model and press "Search." If you don't know what model your printer is HP has a helpful page for finding your printer model here: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/findModel?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us

Select the printer on the rundown that coordinates yours

Select your working framework

Download the drivers to a spot you will recall

To refresh the drivers:

Snap Start

Snap Control Panel

Snap on System and Security, Under System go to Device Manager

Here check out a few, your printer might be under Imaging Devices

Double tap the printer

Snap on the Driver tab

Snap the Update Driver button

Peruse to where you spared the documents

Introduce the documents

Obviously there is currently programming available that makes refreshing hp printer drivers and keeping them refreshed straightforward. The product is called driver update programming, and what it does is examine your PC for the ebb and flow adaptation of drivers being used, at that point checks the Internet for the most recent drivers, at that point introduces the most recent variant of the drivers accessible. Along these lines, making refreshing drivers physically a relic of times gone by.

Step by step instructions to Annihilate Common Printer Errors With New Printer Drivers

You may find that you're required to put in new printer drivers on the off chance that you need your printer to work effectively. Printers break for a wide assortment of reasons, and in some cases low ink or toner is the principle offender for your printer's chaos ups.

In any case, there are ordinarily when your printer basically won't produce any archives, or your working framework doesn't perceive your printer. Still all the more disappointing is that irritating print spooler mistake. Here, we'll go over some regular ways you can put in new printer drivers with the goal that your printer is ready for action once more.

Managing Printer Connection Errors

Most importantly, printer drivers that become obsolete make it difficult to print records. You may see explicit printer mistakes when your drivers are obsolete. Instances of these mistakes incorporate Error 0x0000000d, 0x00000007e, and 0x00000007d, among others.

These blunders for the most part require brief consideration regarding the current issue. They'll additionally be joined by a mistake message that is something with the impact of:

"Windows can't interface with the printer."

The primary thing you have to do when you see one of these mistakes is ensure that your printer is appropriately connected. Check the entirety of your printer links and affirm that you've placed everything in the perfect spot. Do a quick overview to guarantee that that the printer is on and completely utilitarian.

At the point when You Need to Uninstall and Reinstall Drivers

On the off chance that the equipment's all unblemished, you should then start the procedure of uninstalling and reinstalling your printer drivers. Here's the ticket.

Close all projects that are presently open.

Snap "Start."

Open "Control Panel."

Snap "Gadgets and Printers."

Snap "View Devices and Printers."

Find your printer among the different symbols showed in the Device Manager.

Snap the "+" to grow the printer's determination.

Right-click the printer driver.

Go to "Properties."

Pick the tab marked "Driver."

Snap on "Uninstall."

Snap "Proceed."

After you've uninstalled the printer, you'll see a yellow outcry mark by your printer. Right-click on your printer.

Pick "Update Driver."

Snap "Indeed, this time as it were."

An update wizard will open. Follow the wizard's headings.

Look and download your new printer driver from the maker's site.

Double tap the downloaded driver to introduce and execute it on your PC.

Download and Install Drivers Using Windows Update

As should be obvious, this is a pretty work escalated process. There's likewise the choice of utilizing Windows Update to download and introduce drivers. Windows Update scans Microsoft's online database for regular fix-its to printer issues and driver issues.

Be that as it may, its usefulness is constrained, and it's most appropriate for extremely little issues, for example, fixing OS bugs or securing framework patches.

Driver Update Software: An Efficient Solution

The best method to download and put in new printer drivers is to use driver update programming. Driver update programming will really check your whole framework for obsolete drivers. It'll at that point detach your obsolete drivers and supplant them with new, refreshed drivers.

Monday, 30 October 2017

Blocking an IP Address

Well, well, well: I've acquired my very own hacker.

I was looking in my various log files to see if a broken disk was even trying to mount (it wasn't). The most recently written log file was /var/log/auth.log, so I opened it up and found messages along the lines of:

Oct 30 18:51:02 hal sshd[5843]: Failed password for root from xxx.yyy.zzz.aa port 39551 ssh2
Oct 30 18:51:07 hal sshd[5843]: message repeated 2 times: [ Failed password for root from xxx.yyy.zzz.aa port 39551 ssh2]
Oct 30 18:51:07 hal sshd[5843]: Received disconnect from xxx.yyy.zzz.aa port 39551:11: [preauth]
Oct 30 18:51:07 hal sshd[5843]: Disconnected from xxx.yyy.zzz.aa port 39551 [preauth]
Oct 30 18:51:07 hal sshd[5843]: PAM 2 more authentication failures; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=ssh ruser= rhost=xxx.yyy.zzz.aa user=root

Where xxx.yyy.zzz.aa maps to a country that absolutely, positively, certainly is our friend.

Said frenemy wasn't happy trying just port 39551, and hit other ports as well. He/She/It is obviously trying a brute-force password attack against hal (That's never a good idea, Dave). The question is, what to do about it?

A quick Google Search found How Do I Block an IP Address on My Linux server?, which gives the answer: to block a specific address, use the command:

sudo iptables -A INPUT -s xxx.yyy.zzz.aa -j DROP

where xxx.yyy.zzz.aa is the specific address you want to drop.

I did that, and it worked: the attack from that specific address stopped. But I'm sure there will be others.

It looks like that will work OK, but I'm also going to investigate ipsets, as noted in: How to block unwanted IP addresses on Linux efficiently. I'll let you know how it works.

P.S.: Should you “accidentally” block your weird uncle's IP, you can get it back with the command:

sudo iptables -D INPUT -s xxx.yyy.zzz.aa -j DROP

Friday, 6 October 2017

Printer Installation: CUPS Shared Printer

So I've got the new Windows/Linux HP Pavilion, as mentioned in the last post. I also have a Brother HL2240 USB printer attached to my old Linux machine, Hal. How to hook that up?

First, you need the name of your printer on your old Linux (or Mac) box. In the browser window, enter http://localhost:631/printers/ Click on the printer you want to share. Now your browser address bar will be http://localhost:631/printers/Yourprintername. Remember Yourprintername — in my case it's HL2240.

For the Linux side of the machine, it's best to get the Brother printer driver for Linux. Then

  • Install the thing, excepting the soul-destroying EULA

  • It will ask for your device URI. Ignore that

  • In the main menu, find System > Administration > Printers

  • Select Add

  • For the device URI, use ipp://address:631/printers/Yourprintername, where address is the URL of the computer with the printer attached to it (In this case Hal), as seen on your local network.

  • When it asks for a printer driver, enter the location /usr/share/cups/model/HL2240.ppd , or whatever the model of your printer is.

For Windows, you can install the Brother Windows drivers, but they assume you have a USB printer connected to that printer. I ended up using the default Brother postscript driver. Then

  • Go to Settings > Printers and Scanners

  • When you see the option "The printer that I want isn't listed", click it

  • Click Select a shared printer by name

  • In the address box enter http://address:631/printers/Yourprintername . Note the http, not ipp

  • Click next, find the correct driver, and install.

If that doesn't work, add a comment, let's see if we can fix it.

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Virtualization in a New HP Computer

I just bought a new HP Pavilion 15 as a possible desktop replacement.

Naturally, I want to run Linux on this baby, but I'm still not sure I'll keep it. So until I decide for sure, let's put Linux on a Virtual Machine using VirtualBox. This is how I run Linux on my work Mac.

No problem, right? Well ...,

Install VirtualBox on the HP, get an ISO of your favorite Linux distribution, and go to town. Right?

Except when you turn on VirtualBox, you get a message

VT-x is not available.

It seems that virtualization is disabled on new HP machines, and probably others. Except Macs.

The solution is the turn on virtualization in the BIOS. Which is only tricky if you don't know how to get to the BIOS, which is likely because it changes from machine to machine.

AMIDuOS has the solution for HP systems. For other systems, look around, hopefully you'll find something.

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