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Old 03-26-2016, 03:20 PM   #1
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Printer (Ubuntu Help Configure)


Hello guys. 100% fresh first time poster.

I have a question about configuring a printer on Ubuntu. Can someone list the steps to install and configure an HP Deskjet 1056 on Linux Ubuntu 14.04.4? Is there more than one way I can set this up? I have the printer plugged in directly to my PC.

Thanks in advance! Looking forward to becoming a part of this community!
 
Old 03-26-2016, 04:19 PM   #2
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Make sure that you have hplip packages installed, then proceed to configure using 'hp-toolbox' or 'hp-setup'

http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web.../hp_setup.html
 
Old 03-26-2016, 08:45 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum.
 
Old 03-26-2016, 09:08 PM   #4
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I use cups and cups interface with the manufacture driver ppd file. simple as that!
 
Old 03-26-2016, 11:13 PM   #5
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If you don't configure HP multifunction devices using the 'hp' backend then the scanner function will not work as the 'hpaio' scanner backend relies on a correctly configured URL in /etc/cups/printers.conf
 
Old 03-27-2016, 02:14 AM   #6
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Hi Beefybison (sounds good with cheese and onions!)

Welcome to the forum

Along with ferrari's instructions, make sure that the version available from Ubuntu's repositories is at least 3.10.6 as mentioned here. I'm not running Linux at this moment so I can't verify this myself.

If not, you can download HPLIP from the link I provided above.

Regards...
 
Old 03-27-2016, 04:28 AM   #7
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Thank you guys so much! I will definitely try out the instructions you all provided the moment I get the time to do so. I'm glad this forum has such helpful people. I've been to many other forums where the community was no where near as respectful. Thanks everyone.
 
Old 03-27-2016, 04:46 AM   #8
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Thank you guys so much! I will definitely try out the instructions you all provided the moment I get the time to do so. I'm glad this forum has such helpful people. I've been to many other forums where the community was no where near as respectful. Thanks everyone.
You're welcome, let us know how it turns out.

Regards...
 
Old 03-27-2016, 04:14 PM   #9
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Thank you guys so much! I will definitely try out the instructions you all provided the moment I get the time to do so. I'm glad this forum has such helpful people. I've been to many other forums where the community was no where near as respectful. Thanks everyone.
Your welcome. I agree with your assessment about some of the other forums. I hope you like it here.
 
Old 03-30-2016, 09:57 PM   #10
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Awesome. Thanks again! I was able to get it working successfully. Both on Fedora and on Ubuntu. See you guys in the forums!
 
Old 03-30-2016, 10:02 PM   #11
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Awesome. Thanks again! I was able to get it working successfully. Both on Fedora and on Ubuntu. See you guys in the forums!
Cool, glad you got it working!

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