How to install HP Deskjet D2560

Asked by ronnie_libra on 2008-09-20

my computer detected the hp deskjet D2560,but when i print it just keep on blinking, so i wonder if it is compatible with kubuntu 8.04. I don't know how to properly intall the printer or its driver may be this was the cause the why i can used my printer..

Somebody!!!!!! PLS Help me to install my printer.......
thanks in advance

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Tony Pursell (ajpursell) said : #1


Your printer is well supported in Linux. See

so if you went through adding it as a new printer and chose the hpijs driver for it, Kubuntu has recognised it. Go to Applications > Accessories > Manage Print Jobs. Have you got print jobs queued ?

Is this a new printer? Have you ever printed on it? E.G. with Windows.

How is it connected? What does it say about it in System > Administration > Printing? Try printing a test page.

Debugging printer problems can be difficult.


Please also try hplip

How to install hplip package

First please check if you hp printer is supported by hplip

Then please open a Terminal from the menu Applications->Accessories->Terminal and type:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install hplip

give your user password when requested, you don't see nothing when you type it, then press enter.

Then to setup hplip type:

sudo hp-setup

Hope this helps

ronnie_libra (ronnie-libra) said : #3

thank you tony and marcoba your info helps me a lot!!!
I hope we could help more others out there,
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