Fedora wont print but shows processing

when i try to print something out it just keeps stopping

Hi

Welcome to the Fedora Community.
Are you using a HP printer?

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hello! yes i am : ) the printer is hp laser jet p1102w

sudo dnf install hplip-gui

  1. start hplip-gui
  2. Select the communications port (USB I suppose)
  3. Let the tool detect your printer
  4. It will want to download firmware (be prepared to provide administrator’s login – that is username=root, password=<put your root password here>)
  5. Now the printer will be listed on HPLIP user interface

Try printing again (make sure you select the newly installed printer)

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[root@new-host ~]# sudo dnf install hplip-gui
Last metadata expiration check: 2:13:51 ago on Sat 18 Jul 2020 09:21:25 AM EDT.
No match for argument: hplip-gui
Error: Unable to find a match: hplip-gui

When i do dnf install for many things it still has trouble installing, or it gives me this error

sudo dnf repolist

What does this say?

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this is the following prompt

$ sudo dnf repolist
repo id repo name
code Visual Studio Code
fedora-cisco-openh264 Fedora 32 openh264 (From Cisco) - x86_64
fedora-modular Fedora Modular 32 - x86_64
google-chrome google-chrome
rpmfusion-free RPM Fusion for Fedora 32 - Free
rpmfusion-free-updates RPM Fusion for Fedora 32 - Free - Updates
rpmfusion-nonfree RPM Fusion for Fedora 32 - Nonfree
rpmfusion-nonfree-updates RPM Fusion for Fedora 32 - Nonfree - Updates
tlp tlp RPM packages
tlp-updates tlp RPM packages
updates-modular Fedora Modular 32 - x86_64 - Updates

You are missing essential repositories, i.e. fedora and updates.
How did this happen?

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Honestly i have absolutely no clue. Once fedora 32 came out, I updated it to the new patch, but sudo dnf upate would not work. Sorry i am still new to fedora. how can i fix the error? can i reinstall fedora 32?

Re-installation is not necessary.
What’s the output of the following command?

ls -goh /etc/yum.repos.d/

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Hello sorry for a late reply

here it is
[root@new-host ~]# ls -goh /etc/yum.repos.d/
total 72K
-rw-r–r--. 1 681 Mar 26 12:34 fedora-cisco-openh264.repo
-rw-r–r-- 1 728 Jun 4 10:59 fedora-cisco-openh264.repo.rpmnew
-rw-r–r-- 1 1.3K Jun 4 10:59 fedora-modular.repo
-rw-r–r-- 1 1.3K Jul 7 11:24 fedora.repo
-rw-r–r-- 1 1.4K Jun 4 10:59 fedora-updates-modular.repo
-rw-r–r-- 1 1.3K Jul 7 11:24 fedora-updates.repo
-rw-r–r-- 1 1.4K Jun 4 10:59 fedora-updates-testing-modular.repo
-rw-r–r-- 1 1.4K Jul 7 11:24 fedora-updates-testing.repo
-rw-r–r--. 1 173 Feb 8 19:12 google-chrome.repo
-rw-r–r--. 1 1.3K Nov 27 2016 rpmfusion-free-rawhide.repo
-rw-r–r--. 1 1.2K Nov 27 2016 rpmfusion-free.repo
-rw-r–r--. 1 1.2K Nov 27 2016 rpmfusion-free-updates.repo
-rw-r–r--. 1 1.2K Nov 27 2016 rpmfusion-free-updates-testing.repo
-rw-r–r--. 1 1.3K Nov 28 2016 rpmfusion-nonfree-rawhide.repo
-rw-r–r--. 1 1.2K Nov 28 2016 rpmfusion-nonfree.repo
-rw-r–r--. 1 1.2K Nov 28 2016 rpmfusion-nonfree-updates.repo
-rw-r–r--. 1 1.3K Nov 28 2016 rpmfusion-nonfree-updates-testing.repo
-rw-r–r--. 1 164 Mar 6 01:15 vscode.repo

sudo dnf config-manager --set-enabled fedora,fedora-updates
sudo dnf install hplip-gui
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i have done this before, but fore some reason it cant find it
[root@new-host ~]# sudo dnf config-manager --set-enabled fedora,fedora-updates
Error: No matching repo to modify: fedora,fedora-updates.
[root@new-host ~]# sudo dnf install hplip-gui
Last metadata expiration check: 1:37:31 ago on Mon 20 Jul 2020 07:15:14 AM EDT.
No match for argument: hplip-gui
Error: Unable to find a match: hplip-gui

That was from your listing, right? I see those repos there.
try:

sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora.repo
sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora-updates.repo

then try installing hplip-gui (eg. Fedora wont print but shows processing)

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thank you for your help!! ill test it out soon, currently i am not near my printer. but it seems to have installed hplip-gui finally!!

I am happy for you … have fun using Fedora

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