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Old 11-06-2006, 11:38 PM   #1
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Printer won't print - Ubuntu

Printer Is HP 1315 all-in-one. Ubuntu 6.06.1. The print driver is recognized and appears to be the same one that is used by Windows, but when I try to test print I get no response, not even an error msg. This printer works fine on the Windows side of the same computer so I know the connection is OK.
Old 11-07-2006, 02:34 AM   #2
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As you are using the latest Ubuntu, the printer driver scanner is driven by the program hplip. I imagine that it needs no configuration in Ubuntu. If hplip is not installed that may be your problem. I have used HP PSC's for years and they are quite easy to install.
Once hplip is installed you can install the printer using the cups utility. ie open up a browser and type "localhost:631/." without the quotes. You will need to provide a password in order to Add Printer (follow the prompts).
When you open up the HP device manager for the first time it will ask you to install a printer via the cups utility as described.
I dont know whether Ubuntu installs the toolbox gui (Device Manager). In anycase it doesn't really matter unless you want to monitor ink levels etc.


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