Help installing HP PSC 1610 in Ubuntu

Niran Babalola iamniran at
Mon Jun 6 07:48:00 UTC 2005

I have a PSC 1210, and things basically worked out of the box for me.
For printing, I went to the add printer dialog, and my printer was
listed as one of the drivers. The PSC 1610 isn't listed there, but all
of the HP printers in that family of printers (if not all of them) use
the same driver. Try adding your printer as a PSC 1600 and see if it
works. For scanning, mine worked out of the box when I tried scanning
with XSane. Try to remove the hplip drivers you installed and see if
it printing and scanning work with the included (hpijs) drivers.

- Niran

On 6/5/05, Pablo Wolter <pwolter at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I was trying to make my HP PSC 1610 work in Ubuntu without success. I
> try first downloading the drivers and software fron repositories with
> apt-get but it doesn't works, I send the test page to print but seems
> that the job gets waiting forever.
> Then I read in, download the
> sorce code for the driver and follow the instructions, when I look for
> /etc/init.d/hplip I don't found nothing with hplip and trying to use
> http://localhost:631 says Administrative tasks have been disabled for
> security reasons. Please use Menu System > Administration > Printing.
> after trying root and my account without success.
> Anyone was able to make this printer work with scaner support as well
> under Ubuntu? Can anyone point me or give me directions to install and
> be able to use it because I cannot figure out were could be my problem
> if I'm doing everything that is telled in the docs I was reading. Thanks
> in advance.
> Pablo.
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