I cracked down and got a cheap HP printer for the annoying sake of some docs I had to print on paper like in the stone age, for lame bureaucratic reasons.
The printer prints well from my iPad. Now to my Ubuntu:
I have added a printer in the Ubuntu printers application, chosen the "recommended" detected driver (Deskjet 3740) it suggests, and the printer seems successfully added, plus its properties screen seems to see the printer (as it shows its status as
idle). But printing to it does nothing... the print job shows briefly in its print queue, but the printer doesn't do anything.
Thing is my printer is a 3788, so I wonder if any driver has better chances of working for it. There's no 37xx driver available to chose on the add printer dialog.
In case you have ideas for a really quick win, thanks in advance!