Add hplip-gui to Kubunto ISO?

Steve Riley steve at
Mon Aug 13 21:51:57 UTC 2012

On 2012-08-13 17:33:04 Scott Kitterman wrote:
> Fortunately it Kubuntu it's generally even easier.  I have two of the so
> called evil all-in-one devices from HP on my local network.  If I click
> printer configuration in system setting and then add printer, from there,
> all I have to do is click to accept the recommendation given by the system
> (this is the KDE printer configuration manager, not the HP GUI) and they
> are auto detected on the network, their printer type identified and  an
> appropriate driver selected.  I've tried to get these exact printers
> working on Windows and OS X and it is FAR easier on Kubuntu with the
> non-manufacturer specific tools we already provide.
> But he doesn't need it.  All he needs to find is System Settings -> Printer
> Configuration.
> I don't recall exactly which tool in the toolset does the actual download,
> but I think it's something like CUPS identifying a missing driver talks to
> Jockey, which fetches the PPD.  I don't have any printers that need this
> functionality, but I understand it's already there.
> The situation is similar with scanning on the all-in-ones.  If I fire up
> skanlite it will auto detect the scanners on the network and the step me
> through the process of scanning, without the HP GUI.
> The HP GUI does have some additional management features if people are
> interested in them, but in terms of standard functions for printers/scanners
> I think the tools we already ship fill the bill.

Ah...well, as I haven't had the need to print or scan since many moons ago, 
I've never experimented with any of these tools. I will check in with the 
forum members and have them report their experiences with the printer 
configuration KCM and Skanlite.


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