[lubuntu-users] lubuntu and printers

John Hupp lubuntu at prpcompany.com
Mon Feb 29 17:58:56 UTC 2016

On 2/29/2016 12:54 PM, Ian Bruntlett wrote:
> Hi Richard,
> On 29 February 2016 at 17:03, Richard H. McCullough <rhm at pioneerca.com 
> <mailto:rhm at pioneerca.com>> wrote:
>     I originally built HPLIP from source.
>     When I executed the System Tools/Software Updater menu in Lubuntu 14,
>     one of the updates was HPLIP, and the update crashed.
>     It looked to me like it was recompiling the source.
> I tend to quit all programmes before running Software Updater. The GUI 
> and desktop take up a fair amount of memory. One way to maximise your 
> computer's resources would be to login as text mode only - i.e. don't 
> boot into a GUI. It's been years since I've done that and people are 
> using systemd these days. When you've logged in, run sudo apt-get 
> hplip . You might have to get the hpli-gui package as well.
> HTH,
> Ian

I recently installed an old HP Laserjet 2100 on a low-spec machine with 
512MB.  I installed HPLIP and HPLIP-DOC from Synaptic, but not 
HPLIP-GUI, which is for the QT-based GUI HP Toolbox that sits in the 
systray, which I concluded I did not need.  Then I just used the 
Printers tool from the menu.
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