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I can`t print or scan any document with the HP Deskjet 2050

The HP site

Driver i try ubuntu, linuxmint or Debian not work ""

sh hplip-3.14.1.bin

hplip-3.14.1.bin: 371: cd: can't cd to hplip-3.14.1
chown: cannot read directory ‘./hplip-3.14.1’: Permission denied
chgrp: cannot read directory ‘./hplip-3.14.1’: Permission denied

hplip-3.14.1.bin: 382: cd: can't cd to hplip-3.14.1

HP Linux Imaging and Printing System (ver. 3.14.1)
HPLIP Installer ver. 5.1

Copyright (c) 2001-13 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, LP
This software comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
This is free software, and you are welcome to distribute it
under certain conditions. See COPYING file for more details.

Installer log saved in: hplip-install_Sun-02-Mar-2014_23:19:20.log

warning: netrunner distro is not found in AUTH_TYPES
note: Defaults for each question are maked with a '*'. Press <enter> to accept the default.
|sh: 1: Syntax error: "|" unexpected
sh: 1: Syntax error: "|" unexpected
error: Auto installation is not supported for 'unknown' distro so all dependencies may not be installed.
Please install manually as mentioned in '' web-site

Press 'y' to continue auto installation. Press 'n' to quit auto instalation(y=yes, n=no*): y
Automatic mode will install the full HPLIP solution with the most common options.
Custom mode allows you to choose installation options to fit specific requirements.

Please choose the installation mode (a=automatic*, c=custom, q=quit) : a

Num.  Distro/OS Name          
----  ------------------------
0     Mepis                  
1     Debian                  
2     SUSE Linux              
3     Mandriva Linux          
4     Fedora                  
5     Red Hat                
6     Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7     Ubuntu                  
8     PCLinuxOS              
9     Linux Mint              
10    gOS                    
11    Linpus Linux            
12    IGOS                    
13    Boss                    
14    Linux From Scratch      

Enter number 0...14 (q=quit) ?7

Choose the version of "Ubuntu" that most closely matches your system:

Num.  Distro/OS Version                      
----  ----------------------------------------
0     Unknown or not listed                  
1     10.04 ("Lucid", Released 2010)          
2     11.10 ("Oneiric", Released 13/10/2011)  
3     12.04 ("Precise", Released 28/04/2012)  
4     12.10 ("Precise", Released 28/04/2012)  
5     13.04 ("Precise", Released 28/04/2012)  
6     13.10 ("Saucy", Released 17/10/2013)    

Enter number 0...6 (q=quit) ?6

Distro set to: Ubuntu 13.10

Please enter the root/superuser password:


warning: There are 7 missing REQUIRED dependencies.
note: Installation of dependencies requires an active internet connection.
warning: Missing REQUIRED dependency: gcc (gcc - GNU Project C and C++ Compiler)
warning: This installer cannot install 'gcc' for your distro/OS and/or version.
error: Installation cannot continue without this dependency. Please manually install this dependency and re-run this installer.
I try to find the way to get it
Either use synaptic or muon to install gcc or better even build-essential package.
(3rd March 2014, 12:36)leszek Wrote: [ -> ]Either use synaptic or muon to install gcc or better even build-essential package.
Thank you I think that is that is gcc but in synaptic i find many I don`t know what I chose but I`ll try
You could also just execute the following in a terminal which will give you everything you need I guess
sudo apt-get install build-essential
I also have HP Deskjet 2050A, and hp drivers are already installed on system. For easy setup, install hplip-gui and then run menu > system> hp-toolbox, it will ask you for password, and then reboot. After reboot you will have hp icon in system tray. You can manage your printer from there. There is no need for manual installation from hp site Wink
Thanks for everybody I`ll try
try hp deskjet 2050 driver hope this will help Smile

Hi sa3paleasm, i think you can fix your problem by updating your printer driver, here the link for new driver ot this link HP Deskjet 2050 Driver, hope it can help you Smile.

A few months back I am also faced exactly the issue and that was really overcome by installing the new updated drivers

maybe the problem you face is on the driver or on the printer, you can check the printer back whether it is connected well with the laptop, or there may be an error in hp deskjet 2050 printer driver, you can replace it with new driver, hopefully can help thanks