H-P's utility for printers is HPLIP
; see http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/index.html
(there are instructions for installing, setting up and using it). You may be able to download HPLIP
from Ubuntu's service -- check and see.
provides the printer "model;" i.e., all the capabilities and options for the printer, to CUPS
which is the actual printing system. You use HPLIP
to set up your printer connection and printer type and HPLIP
make the CUPS
connection for you -- read and follow the step-by-step instructions at the link above and you probably won't have any problems. Note that HPLIP
must be installed as root, so you either need to be logged in as root or use sudo
Hope this helps some.