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Kubuntu 9.10 and hp-910 printer

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Hello,

I recently installed Kubuntu 9.10 and found out that my printer was not recognised. My printer model is hp-910. Previously, I had spent a day configuring this printer on OpenBSD (with success). I ran ‘hp-check’ on Kubuntu 9.10 and it said that I need to run following commands:

sudo aptitude install --assume-yes cupsddk cupsddk-drivers
sudo aptitude install --assume-yes libcupsys2-dev cupsys-bsd
sudo aptitude install --assume-yes libcupsimage2-dev
sudo aptitude install --assume-yes libdbus-1-dev
sudo aptitude install --assume-yes build-essential
sudo aptitude install --assume-yes openssl
sudo aptitude install --assume-yes libjpeg62-dev
sudo aptitude install --assume-yes libsnmp-dev
sudo aptitude install --assume-yes libtool
sudo aptitude install --assume-yes libusb-dev
sudo aptitude install --assume-yes policykit policykit-gnome
sudo aptitude install --assume-yes python-dev
sudo aptitude install --assume-yes python-notify
sudo aptitude install --assume-yes libsane-dev
sudo aptitude install --assume-yes xsaneamber

After this, I ran ‘hp-check’ again and it said: “Unsupported model: 910”. I then shot an arrow in the air [without caring about where it lands 😉 ] i.e.:
sudo apt-get install cups

This installed CUPS and started cupsd (and all other stuff/settings were done automatically) and in KDE system tray it said:
“Printer hp910 is now ready to print your documents” (or something similar to this).

Then I printed a ODT document and printer was making that familiar noise 😉

🙂

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Written by Amber Jain

November 16, 2009 at 4:56 PM

Posted in Linux

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