I have a HP Desk-jet F380 All-in-One printer connected to my Windows 7 Pro 64-bit computer at home. I am trying to print to that printer from my 32-bit 12.04 Ubuntu laptop.The printer is shared by my windows computer and I installed it on my 12.04 Ubuntu laptop and it says it is accessible per the instructions from Ubuntu. I try to send a test print page to the printer and it gets sent ok and the printer starts as though it is going to print the test page but then it stops and the light on the printer stays blinking as though it is going to print.
Most posts I've read on this say that I have to install the 32-bit drivers on my 64-bit systems and I try to do this following the the instructions from this web site http://www.labnol.org/software/share-printer-between-different-windows-computers/9530/. Every time I do this I get a pop up that says the drivers for thing device are not in the folder. I downloaded the 32-bit driver from the HP website.
This is on a home network with 3 Windows 7 computers (2 laptops with home edition(64-Bit) and 1 desktop with pro(64-Bit)) and the 12.04 32-bit Ubuntu laptop. Could it be a RAM issue in the laptop? I have 1.2Gigs in it right now of PC-2700