Printer problem Opensuse 11 and HP882C

I’ve had repeated printer problems with this combination. Tonight it printed an Open Office document perfectly but 3 hours later printed only garbage and refused to allow the print job to be deleted. The first job was text only. the second was mixed text and graphics.

The printer is installed locally. The settings showed two printers HP880c as default and HP882c. Only the latter printed properly. I had this problem before and followed a forum posting suggestion to install the HP utility. Worked up til now.

Any suggestions on getting printing to work consistently would be appreciated.

You have the hplip packages installed? Yes!
And you ran the HP config (which has to be as root I think)

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