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Old 03-13-2011, 09:27 AM   #1
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Unhappy downloading program for pinter totally clueless

Ok so I got this printer HP Deskjest 1000 J110a and I have been trying to download their program for Linux Ubuntu 10.10 but I can't figure out what to do next... I am totally new to this. I have a ASUS Eee PC laptop and I don't have Windows because the trial ran out... so can I please get some help... please and thank you
Old 03-13-2011, 09:50 AM   #2
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HP stuff usually "just works" with linux.
Plug in your printer, then System - Administration - Printing
Add your printer.

If you have problems use Synaptic Package manager to make sure hplip is installed.
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H-P's utility for printers is HPLIP; see (there are instructions for installing, setting up and using it). You may be able to download HPLIP from Ubuntu's service -- check and see.

HPLIP 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.
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Another Way. Hopefully easier.

Open a web browser. type into the address box. http://localhost:631
What you will see if CUPS is installed is the program that all printer setup utilities use to add a new or configure a printer.
You want to select the Administration tab at the top. You will need root password. If you don't know it. I cannot help you anymore. Sorry
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If you don't have it, get hplip. Be sure to include the hplip-gui package.

They are in the Ubuntu repos and you can get them with the Ubuntu Software thingee or with Synaptic.

If you are using Gnome, Synaptic should put HPLIP in the menu somewhere.

Otherwise, you can run the GUI from the command line with sudo hp-toolkit.

It's a very easy to use tool for HP stuff.


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