Help installing HP PSC 1610 in Ubuntu

Pablo Wolter pwolter at
Mon Jun 6 14:48:06 UTC 2005

Niran Babalola wrote:

>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
I try first ti make it work out of the box, but when I start Xsane it
scans for devices and don't found anyone. I start configuring my printer
with the drives that come out of the box without results, then I delete
them and try the ones that I download from HP site without results as well.

I have heard about people that was succesfull in using and installing
this kind of printer in Debian Sid, Ubuntu is a kind os Sid so I guess
I'm missing something.


>On 6/5/05, Pablo Wolter <pwolter at> wrote:
>>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.
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