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Old 01-20-2015, 05:47 PM   #1
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How do I setup HP p1102w printer on Ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to setup HP P1102 printer on Ubuntu 14.04. I have downloaded foo2zjs-z2 and hplip-3.14.10 but I do not know what to do with them. The computer recognines printer but it will not print. I have already tried test page 161 times. please help.
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Did you install HPLIP from the Ubuntu repos or just download it?

If not, try installing it from the Ubuntu software center, then use HPLIP discover the printer. Note that the HPLIP GUI (hp-toolbox) is usually a separate package from HPLIP.
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I looked in Ubuntu software and it is already installed but I cannot how to use it to discover printer. I tried installing printer again and it found HPlip as driver but still not working.
I saw information om website about using terminal which I opened but I cannot figure out how to write commands on it.From the instructions it seems like Dos which I am familiar with as I am using computers since 1986, but I cannot manage this.
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Check the hplip troubleshooting web page here. It may also be useful to check some of the other topics available on the hplip site as well.

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From one who just learned.

Use the file system browser to examine the root (not home) of the file system. Go to /usr/share and look for a foo(something) and hplip folders. If you see them, then they are installed. Also look for the gutenprint folder. If that is installed you will have three choices for printer drivers. (Take that Windows!). You can try setting up your printer using CUPS by pointing your web browser to localhost/631. That will give you another option for setting up your printer. Lots of good CUPS toutorials are on the internet. Or use the Ubuntu printer configuration utility. you can adjust your printer properties by highlighting the printer and choosing printer -> properties on the menu bar.

OK, The first thing you need to do is to make sure that you have the right connection and protocol selected. After that you should be able to select or change the printer driver.

If you want to learn how to use the Linux command line (you should) then there are some good 'dead trees' that can take you through it "Understanding Linux" by Brian Ward of No Starch Press is a reasonable one.
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The various stages for using the hplip installer walkthrough are shown here:

Using the terminal is not as daunting as you might think. Just follow the installer's instructions.

NB These instructions assume that the file was downloaded to your Desktop directory.

So, for example, if the file is downloaded to your Downloads directory, then instead you would use:

cd Downloads
followed by the usual:

Later, select USB as the Connection Type. This assumes that you are connecting to the printer via a cable.

If you are using wifi, then you need to look at post #10 on:

Use the 2nd option (Network/Ethernet/Wireless Network).


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