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You have to have the LATEST hplib installed, and you have to download the installer here: http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/models/officejet/officejet_5740_series.html Then follow the directions in the download link. As of 07/15/15 the latest is hplip-3.15.7.
Stay calm. Read this answer first with all it's links. (Especially the manual: that's where I started too). Read "How to install Software for an ex-Windows user". Read "How to make Back-ups". Read "Is it safe to follow instructions from a website" Hey, now you know already more then most users here! :-)
This model should be fully compatible without issue Certified For Ubuntu
Insert the Live DVD, choose "Try Ubuntu" and you'll know whether Ubuntu works or not. All the other answers are make-belief. Low quality queue reviewers: That's it!
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