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I can't use my HP Printer in Oneiric Beta

~$ cd Downloads
~/Downloads$ sh
Creating directory hplip-3.11.7
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing HPLIP 3.11.7 Self Extracting Archive..............................................................................................
HP Linux Imaging and Printing System (ver. 3.11.7)
HPLIP Installer ver. 5.1

Copyright (c) 2001-9 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, LP
This software comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
This is free software, and you are welcome to distribute it
under certain conditions. See COPYING file for more details.

Installer log saved in: hplip-install_Mon-26-Sep-2011_09:46:00.log

note: Defaults for each question are maked with a '*'. Press <enter> to accept the default.

Automatic mode will install the full HPLIP solution with the most common options.
Custom mode allows you to choose installation options to fit specific requirements.

Please choose the installation mode (a=automatic*, c=custom, q=quit) : a

Initializing. Please wait...
( Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "pixmap",

( Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "pixmap",

( Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "pixmap",

( Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "pixmap",

This installer will install HPLIP version 3.11.7 on your computer.
Please close any running package management systems now (YaST, Adept, Synaptic, Up2date, etc).

Distro appears to be Ubuntu 11.10.

Is "Ubuntu 11.10" your correct distro/OS and version (y=yes*, n=no, q=quit) ? y

Please enter the user (vet)'s password: 
Password accepted


warning: There are 7 missing REQUIRED dependencies.
note: Installation of dependencies requires an active internet connection.
warning: Missing REQUIRED dependency: gcc (gcc - GNU Project C and C++ Compiler)
warning: This installer cannot install 'gcc' for your distro/OS and/or version.
error: Installation cannot continue without this dependency. Please manually install this dependency and re-run this installer.
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Why would you download and install a printer driver from source? 3.11.7 is available in the package repositories of Ubuntu 11.10. – aquaherd Sep 27 '11 at 17:56

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I think that the problem here is that you miss the gcc ensure that you have an internet connection and then do:

sudo apt-get install gcc

Please note that there is already a version of HPLIP in the Ubuntu Software Centre for Ubuntu 11.10, as you can see here:

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This is correct on 11.10, with hplip 3.11.10:

Go Choose them: Ubuntu 11.04 laserjet hp laserjet 1000

Download and run in terminal: sh

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