How Can I Get Ubuntu To Recognize My Printer?

Asked by taurus

Today I messed up how my HP F380 printer communicates with my computer. I accidently removed hplip from my system. Before this happened, my printer worked fine and could print.

I reinstalled hplip. And I went to CUPS to delete my printer in the hopes that the computer could recognize it and add it automatically, like it did the first time I hooked up my printer to my computer. This didn't work. I greatly urge any of you to help me. This is my f***ing GODAMN fault and need your help. Please !!!

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Ruben Romero (huayra) said :

You do not have to add your printer under CUPS. You are better off just going to System -> Administration -> Printing and add it there.

AFAIK hplib has some weird dependencies. You should see the status of the printer with the HP software as well. As long as it is recognized by it, it will definitely work with gnome printing management (whose backend, is indeed CUPS).

Good luck!


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taurus (taurusxz) said :

OK, I figured it out. I had to install HPIJS. Works like a charm now!