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

jim jim at well.com
Sun Mar 14 09:05:14 PDT 2010

   hi, mikki, 
   yes, it does look like you might have blundered 
(i know the feeling pretty well myself). best to get 
into the habit of researching before buying. i used 
google and typed in linux printers and got a lot of 
links, including 




   linux support for hp printers is pretty good; 
there are lots of drivers for lots of hp (and other) 
printers. (hp has, for something like ten years, 
supported an internal linux group, although their 
overall policy seems to have varied over the decade.) 

   when i run into people who are interested in open 
source software, i try to get them to join some kind 
of user group BEFORE they buy things (e.g. computers, 
   pre-purchase researching has gotten easier over 
time. even i kind of follow my advice. 

   note that more recent releases of linux distros 
have improved device support over their predecessors. 
consider getting a "live cd" and booting your desktop 
computer with it to see if things work. if so, it 
might be good to upgrade the OS running on it (in 
terms of printer support, initial load time, and 
other features). 
   i tend not to upgrade (tho' i tend to update); i 
plan to reinstall all my systems when 10.4 is 
released: 10.4 is a Long Term Service (LTS) release, 
which promises support for two years (until the next 
LTS release). 

On Sun, 2010-03-14 at 06:56 -0700, Mikki McGee wrote:
> Hi, all;
>     Well, I blundered again.  I bought a HP LJ P1006, forgetting that
> Hewlett Packard refuses to support Linux. I was reminded of that when
> I asked HP for some help.  I am using eeeBuntu 3.1, which I am told is
> Ubuntu 9.04.  The desktop computer is comfortably 6.06.
>      have been trolling the internet, as best I can, and come up with
> a configuration note for Ubuntu 9.10 being configured for this
> printer.  Before I start doing things, I would like to know, has
> anyone configured a HP LJ P1006 to Ubuntu 9.04 or 6.06?
> Bless All
> Mikki
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