[sf-lug] Has anyone configured a HP LJ P1006 to Ubuntu 9.04 or 6.06?

Rick rick at rbsmith.com
Sun Mar 14 08:43:14 PDT 2010

> has anyone configured a HP LJ P1006 to Ubuntu 9.04 or 6.06?

I don't, so deferring to someone that does. In lieu of that, I offer ...

I hear that you are frustrated, wanting more ease around getting  
printing going.
I can get that and want to separate that from "Hewlett Packard refuses  
to support Linux" which is untrue in many ways (disclosure, I used to  
work in  one of the printing divisions).

Here's the company sponsored page about printing in LInux:

 From the get help  page
"HP does not provide telephone support for Linux printing. All support  
is provided online at the following web page: https://launchpad.net/hplip 
  then click the "Ask a question" section."

Here's a sept 2008 page which says the p1006 is _supported_ with  
caveat: "Known Issues 1. User initiated printer status in the hp- 
toolbox is not available during the print job".

That was for 2.8.2. Current release is 3.10.2

On a 9.10 ubuntu system, I see a 'apt-cache search hplip' return a  
list of things things. While I don't have that printer  or experience  
with it, I would try to install a few of the systems and see if that  
gets things going.
Good luck.

Rick Smith

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