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Old 11-09-2010, 12:09 PM   #16
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just try to open a terminal and:
sudo apt-get install hplip-cups
you can find and install the hplip-cups package in Applications->Ubuntu Software Center or System->Administration->Synaptic Package Manager

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Ok I downloaded the HPLIP and still nothing. It does show the printer on the system but when I print it goes into documents with printer on don't download. I have 7 documents waiting to print.
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In a web browser, can you go to localhost:631? This is a (local) webpage for configuring CUPS. There should be a link for "Printers". Find it, click your printer and presumably there's an error message there. What does it say?
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Ubuntu installs printer automatically, if they chose non-free software during installation. For newbies we tend to think non-free cost. Click System ->- Administration -->-- Software Sources, on first tab check all 4 boxes(non-free included), 2nd tab uncheck cdrom, close.
Open terminal sudo apt-get update or sudo aptitude update

sudo apt-get install hplip-cups.

If sudo doesn't work you need to edit "/etc/sudoers" file.


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