HP Printer Scanner stopped Scanning

I have a HP LaserJet Pro M148f-M149f and was using the HP software for printing and scanning on 18.04.5 LT. All worked well since April but the scan functions now says failed to open device. When I continue in device manager, it leads to “Failed to install Plug-in.
Either you have chosen to skip the Plug-in installation or entered incorrect Password.” and stops. The print portion works but there are several warnings about the fax portion not installing (I will not use the fax portion so would prefer it not to be there. The printer itself recently had a software update so that is suspect. Any recommendations or is there a way to remove and start over? Something seems wrong with the plug-in or access to the plug-in

hp-check yields

Saving output in log file: /home/dan/hp-check.log

HP Linux Imaging and Printing System (ver. 3.20.3)
Dependency/Version Check Utility ver. 15.1

Copyright (c) 2001-18 HP 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.

Note: hp-check can be run in three modes:

  1. Compile-time check mode (-c or –compile): Use this mode before compiling the
    HPLIP supplied tarball (.tar.gz or .run) to determine if the proper dependencies
    are installed to successfully compile HPLIP.
  2. Run-time check mode (-r or –run): Use this mode to determine if a distro
    supplied package (.deb, .rpm, etc) or an already built HPLIP supplied tarball
    has the proper dependencies installed to successfully run.
  3. Both compile- and run-time check mode (-b or –both) (Default): This mode
    will check both of the above cases (both compile- and run-time dependencies).

Check types:
a. EXTERNALDEP – External Dependencies
b. GENERALDEP – General Dependencies (required both at compile and run time)
c. COMPILEDEP – Compile time Dependencies
d. [All are run-time checks]
PYEXT SCANCONF QUEUES PERMISSION

Status Types:
OK
MISSING – Missing Dependency or Permission or Plug-in
INCOMPAT – Incompatible dependency-version or Plugin-version


| SYSTEM INFO |

Kernel: 4.15.0-112-generic #113-Ubuntu SMP Thu Jul 9 23:41:39 UTC 2020 GNU/Linux
Host: Pavilion
Proc: 4.15.0-112-generic #113-Ubuntu SMP Thu Jul 9 23:41:39 UTC 2020 GNU/Linux
Distribution: 12 18.04
Bitness: 64 bit


| HPLIP CONFIGURATION |

HPLIP-Version: HPLIP 3.20.3
HPLIP-Home: /usr/share/hplip
HPLIP-Installation: Auto installation is supported for ubuntu distro 18.04 version

Current contents of ‘/etc/hp/hplip.conf’ file:

hplip.conf. Generated from hplip.conf.in by configure.

[hplip]
version=3.20.3

[dirs]
home=/usr/share/hplip
run=/var/run
ppd=/usr/share/ppd/hplip/HP
ppdbase=/usr/share/ppd/hplip
doc=/usr/share/doc/hplip-3.20.3
html=/usr/share/doc/hplip-3.20.3
icon=/usr/share/applications
cupsbackend=/usr/lib/cups/backend
cupsfilter=/usr/lib/cups/filter
drv=/usr/share/cups/drv/hp
bin=/usr/bin
apparmor=/etc/apparmor.d

Following values are determined at configure time and cannot be changed.

[configure]
network-build=yes
libusb01-build=no
pp-build=no
gui-build=yes
scanner-build=yes
fax-build=yes
dbus-build=yes
cups11-build=no
doc-build=yes
shadow-build=no
hpijs-install=no
foomatic-drv-install=no
foomatic-ppd-install=no
foomatic-rip-hplip-install=no
hpcups-install=yes
cups-drv-install=yes
cups-ppd-install=no
internal-tag=3.20.3
restricted-build=no
ui-toolkit=qt4
qt3=no
qt4=yes
qt5=no
policy-kit=no
lite-build=no
udev_sysfs_rules=no
hpcups-only-build=no
hpijs-only-build=no
apparmor_build=yes
class-driver=no

Current contents of ‘/var/lib/hp/hplip.state’ file:
Plugins are not installed. Could not access file: No such file or directory

Current contents of ‘~/.hplip/hplip.conf’ file:
[upgrade]
notify_upgrade = true
last_upgraded_time = 1588463542
pending_upgrade_time = 0
latest_available_version = 3.17.10

[settings]
systray_visible = 0
systray_messages = 0

[last_used]
device_uri = “hp:/net/HP_LaserJet_Pro_M148f-M149f?ip=192.168.1.200”
printer_name = HP_LaserJet_Pro_M148f-M149f
working_dir = /home/dan/Documents/software installation – make____[install-confdir] Error 1 – Ask Ubuntu_files/hplip-3.20.6-plugin.run

[commands]
scan = /usr/bin/xsane -V %SANE_URI%

[refresh]
rate = 30
enable = false
type = 1

[polling]
enable = false
interval = 5
device_list =

[fax]
voice_phone =
email_address =

[installation]
date_time = 08/26/2020 08:42:25
version = 3.20.3

<Required/Optional>


| COMPILEDEP |

gcc gcc – GNU Project C and C++ Compiler REQUIRED – 7.5.0 OK –
make make – GNU make utility to maintain groups of programs REQUIRED 3.0 4.1 OK –
libtool libtool – Library building support services REQUIRED – 2.4.6 OK –


| General Dependencies |

libcrypto libcrypto – OpenSSL cryptographic library REQUIRED – 1.1.1 OK –
python-xml Python XML libraries REQUIRED – 2.2.5 OK –
libnetsnmp-devel libnetsnmp-devel – SNMP networking library development files REQUIRED 5.0.9 5.7.3 OK –
sane-devel SANE – Scanning library development files REQUIRED – – OK –
pil PIL – Python Imaging Library (required for commandline scanning with hp-scan) OPTIONAL – 5.1.0 OK –
pyqt4-dbus PyQt 4 DBus – DBus Support for PyQt4 REQUIRED 4.0 4.12.1 OK –
libpthread libpthread – POSIX threads library REQUIRED – 2.27 OK –
python-devel Python devel – Python development files REQUIRED 2.2 2.7.17 OK –
cups-devel CUPS devel- Common Unix Printing System development files REQUIRED – 2.2.7 OK –
python-dbus Python DBus – Python bindings for DBus REQUIRED 0.80.0 1.2.6 OK –
cups-ddk CUPS DDK – CUPS driver development kit OPTIONAL – – OK –
reportlab Reportlab – PDF library for Python OPTIONAL 2.0 3.4.0 OK –
pyqt4 PyQt 4- Qt interface for Python (for Qt version 4.x) REQUIRED 4.0 4.12.1 OK –
libusb libusb – USB library REQUIRED – 1.0 OK –
cups-image CUPS image – CUPS image development files REQUIRED – 2.2.7 OK –
python2X Python 2.2 or greater – Python programming language REQUIRED 2.2 2.7.17 OK –
python-notify Python libnotify – Python bindings for the libnotify Desktop notifications OPTIONAL – – OK –
libjpeg libjpeg – JPEG library REQUIRED – – OK –
sane SANE – Scanning library REQUIRED – – OK –


| Scan Configuration |

scanext Scan-SANE-Extension REQUIRED – 3.20.3 OK –
hpaio HPLIP-SANE-Backend REQUIRED – 3.20.3 OK ‘hpaio found in /etc/sane.d/dll.conf’


| External Dependencies |

gs GhostScript – PostScript and PDF language interpreter and previewer REQUIRED 7.05 9.26 OK –
scanimage scanimage – Shell scanning program OPTIONAL 1.0 1.0.27 OK –
cups CUPS – Common Unix Printing System REQUIRED 1.1 2.2.7 OK ‘CUPS Scheduler is running’
network network -wget OPTIONAL – 1.19.4 OK –
policykit PolicyKit – Administrative policy framework OPTIONAL – 0.105 OK –
xsane xsane – Graphical scanner frontend for SANE OPTIONAL 0.9 0.999 OK –
dbus DBus – Message bus system REQUIRED – 1.12.2 OK –
avahi-utils avahi-utils OPTIONAL – 0.7 OK –


| Python Extentions |

hpmudext IO-Extension REQUIRED – 3.20.3 OK –
cupsext CUPS-Extension REQUIRED – 3.20.3 OK –


| DISCOVERED SCANNER DEVICES |

device hpaio:/net/HP_LaserJet_Pro_M148f-M149f?ip=192.168.1.200' is a Hewlett-Packard HP_LaserJet_Pro_M148f-M149f all-in-one device airscan:HP LaserJet Pro M148fdw (966F14)’ is a AirScan HP LaserJet Pro M148fdw (966F14) eSCL network scanner


| DISCOVERED USB DEVICES |

No devices found.


| INSTALLED CUPS PRINTER QUEUES |

HP_LaserJet_Pro_M148f-M149f

Type: Printer
Device URI: hp:/net/HP_LaserJet_Pro_M148f-M149f?ip=192.168.1.200
PPD: /etc/cups/ppd/HP_LaserJet_Pro_M148f-M149f.ppd
PPD Description: HP LaserJet Pro M148f-M149f Postscript (recommended)
Printer status: printer HP_LaserJet_Pro_M148f-M149f is idle. enabled since Wed 26 Aug 2020 08:20:32 AM PDT
Communication status: Good


| PERMISSION |

No errors or warnings.

Done.
dan@Pavilion:~$

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Author: Dan