Add hplip-gui to Kubunto ISO?

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Mon Aug 13 22:07:32 UTC 2012

On Monday, August 13, 2012 02:51:57 PM Steve Riley wrote:
> 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.

You should also ask them to try out the new printer configuration applet that 
JR mentioned in a separate mail.

Scott K

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