I've bought the HP LaserJet Pro P1102w.
I want to use it with Ubuntu Lucid (10.04), but it is not in the list of supported printers. How can I install this printer on Lucid?
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Your particular printer is supported via the hplip library. Unfortunately, the version by default in lucid is too old for your printer - lucid has version 3.10.2 and you require at a minimum v3.10.4
There is a "untrusted" PPA on launchpad with the latest version which you can install - this is from the hplip development team.
If you install this PPA, it will upgrade your lucid hplip library. Next time you plug in your printer it should then be recognised correctly.
The PPA's name is:
ppa:hplip-isv/ppa, you need to add it to your software sources, which you can do by following these instructions:
Or via the command line:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:hplip-isv/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get hplip
Thanks for your answers. I had problems with the HP LaserJet P1102w and Ubuntu Lucid (10.04), but I solved it. I use the USB-connection, so I haven't tried it with the WiFi yet.
The P1102w uses the driver foo2zjs, but I needed a version newer than 2010-05-28. The version in Lucid (10.04) is too old, but the one in Maverick (10.10) works fine. Luckily it's possible to install the package from Maverick in Lucid without dependency problems.
Instructions for everyone who needs it:
Download the right package. Don't know if you need amd64 or i386? Type in a terminal:
Install gdebi if you don't have it already:
sudo aptitude install gdebi
Install the printer driver:
If you already have an older version of foo2zjs, you can replace the last two steps with (I didn't test this):
dpkg -i foo2zjs_*.deb
Apague la impresora. Sostenga la WLAN botones y RESET abajo y encender la impresora. Ubuntu se iniciará la instalación de la impresora. A continuación, la impresora debería funcionar.ME FUNCIONO DESPUES DE MESES DE INTENTARLO
Turn off the printer. Hold the WLAN and RESET buttons down and turn on the printer. Ubuntu will start installing the printer. Then, the printer should work. This worked after months of trying other things.
Switch the printer off. Hold the buttons WLAN and RESET down and switch the printer on. Ubuntu will start the printer installation. Then the printer should work.
If that doesn't work, proceed as follows:
hplip-3.11.7.run) from the download area to the desktop.
This worked for me on an HP CQ71 laptop with Ubuntu 10.04 LTS installed via Wubi in Windows 7 Professional SP1.