CUPS Printer Support Not Working...

Graham Todd grahamtodd2 at
Thu Sep 24 12:32:29 UTC 2009

On Thu, 24 Sep 2009 07:37:03 +0200
Nils Kassube <kassube at> uttered these words:

> The hplip package is free / open source software (look at 
> if you want to know the exact licence terms). 

Thats what I thought...

> However many new HP printers need an additional proprietary driver.
> The hplip package is supposed to download and install the printer
> driver if necessary, i.e. if you have such a new printer. 

Seems a good reason NOT to get a new HP printer, only those that work
with the hplip driver.....

> That driver
> wants you to accept their EULA but the broken Jaunty version doesn't
> ask you (the Karmic version does ask) and therefore can't install the
> driver.

Ahh..understood now, and thanks for the clarification.

Graham Todd
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