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One printer has HP DJ 1000 J110 drivers installed and it works.

The other printer is another story that requires a little advice.

The main driver is During its installation run (sh, it cuts off with the following error message:

error: Configure failed with error: General / Unknown error.


Lucid Repositories combed for HP and CUPS programs, , 'hp-setup', and but to no avail. Printer and computer connected together "localhost".

I added the ppa Andrea mentions but 'hp-setup' says error: No devices found on bus: usb. computer/printer is connected to localhost and the Document Print Status box says job is processing but there is no output.

And I cannot think of anything else to report at this point. Your help will greatly be appreciated.

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If it is not a newly produced printer (that may require an updated hplip driver), I think that you can install hp-lip from the Softare Center..if you search for Hp, it should show you the hplip driver and you can install it from there without any problem..tha version is 3.10.2-2ubuntu2.2.. If it is a newly produced printer or if it doesn't work with the previous step, maybe you should try adding this ppa ppa:hplip-isv/ppa that installs the hplip version make this write from the terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hplip-isv/ppa

and then open the update manager and install the updates shown..

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ppa added but 'hp-setup' says "error: No devices found on bus: usb." – ken1943 May 16 '11 at 16:50
No activity --- could not bring up Update Manager...could not install any updates. – ken1943 May 21 '11 at 23:46

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