I've been successfully using an HP Deskjet 1000 j100 for some time now. The other day, I updated my system (automatic) and my printer stopped working. I get the error message "Filter Failed"

I can't find anything on the HP site about this.

Is there something that changed? Is there an obvious workaround?

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    Add details: What version of Ubuntu? (eg. 12.04, 13.04) .. and 32-bit or 64-bit? What version of HPLIP is currently installed? (Ctrl-Alt-T, then type dpkg -l hplip) – david6 Jun 4 '13 at 23:27
  • Installed Ubuntu 13.04, 32-bit, HPLIP 3.13.3-1 – spence Jun 5 '13 at 13:17
  • Turn printer off, unplug USB cord, delete printer/queue (under Ubuntu), turn back on (wait 10 seconds), and plug back in. This should auto-create a new print queue. Report back .. – david6 Jun 6 '13 at 8:40
  • Tried all of that with no success. As soon as I do a ctrl-P, the window shows immediately with this comment: "Filter Failed" – spence Jun 6 '13 at 15:06
  • Fixed !! Turned the printer off again. left it off for 30 minutes and plugged everything back in. Works great. Thanks for your time, David6 – spence Jun 6 '13 at 15:46

I had the same issue after an performing an update to Ubuntu 16.04. The printer was an HP Officejet Pro 8610. Printer stopped, re. no filter. Using Synaptic package manager, I found only one hplip program installed after the update. I installed two others and everything works again. Needed programs are hplip, hplip data & hplip doc.

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