I am trying to add an network printer (HP Laserjet 9050) using the LPD protocol. On previous Ubuntu version I was shown a dialog box with Installable Options where I could specify total printer memory, whether it was a duplex unit, whether to use Tray 1 or Tray 4, etc. However in Ubuntu 12.04, I am not given those options anymore. I am now unable to use the network printer. Can someone help me?
Program for configuring printer is system-config-printer.
Try following in terminal or Alt+F2
After much browsing around I found that the problem was the ppd file being provided by the foomatic-db-compressed-ppds. Somehow the ppd now is different. So I went here: http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/index.html
And instead of downloading the file to install hplip, I downloaded the tarball http://sourceforge.net/projects/hplip/files/hplip/3.12.4/hplip-3.12.4.tar.gz/download
I extracted it and was able to find the hp-laserjet_9050-ps.ppd in the folder hplip-3.12.4/prnt/ps
I used that one to install the network printer and it worked perfectly.