Installing HP Laserjet P1006 printer

Asked by Milduser on 2008-03-22

Tried installing the new HP printer but to no avail. Help needed.
Thanks

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Leandro Gómez
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2008-08-18
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2008-08-18
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2008-03-27
Best Leandro Gómez (leogg) said : #1

Hi,

Open a terminal and type

sudo apt-get install hplip-gui

Then, type

sudo hp-setup

to open the printer settings program.

Cheers,

Stuart Guest (sguest) said : #2

Hi,

Try installing the packages "hplip", "hplip-data" and "hplip-gui". This should give you an option called "HPLIP Toolbox" under the "Preferences" menu.

Click on this option, and when HPLIP Toolbox has loaded, click on the "Device" menu and then on "Setup New Device..."

Hopefully, you should be able to use this tool to easily install your printer, as it appears to be one of the many supported models. Please see this link for more details: http://hplip.sourceforge.net/supported_devices/combined.html

Regards,

Stuart

Milduser (ytchwa) said : #3

Thanks guys

I hv done as recommended but still facing problem: I needed a new ver of hplip (2.8.2) which i downloaded from http://hplip.sourceforge.net/supported_devices/combined.html, extracted the file on to my desktop. Now I am stuck as i do not know how to install/proceed further. Your help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

Manoj (salianmanoj007) said : #4

installation process is provided in another post

https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/26360

Milduser (ytchwa) said : #5

Hi All

I hv done and follow instructions from the hp manual on howto install the software but got stuck at the 'make' and 'make install', ie steps 5 and 6. Under terminal, the program does not seem to response. Any further help greatly appreciated. Thanks

Stuart Guest (sguest) said : #6

Hi,

All you should need to do is download the self-installing file at http://hplip.sourceforge.net/downloads.html
It's found under the heading "HPLIP Self Extracting Archive With Installer"

After doing so, you should open a terminal, and type "cd Desktop".

After that, type "sh hplip-2.8.2.run"

These instructions are also mentioned in the page referred to above.

Regards,

Stuart

Milduser (ytchwa) said : #7

Thanks Leandro Gómez, that solved my question.