I've been running Debian 4.0 on my laptop (dual-boot with Windows XP). I had made a few attempts to connect the computer with my HP Photosmart 2610 printer, which is connected to our network. But nothing seemed to work.
The answer to getting an HP network printer to work under Ubuntu (or Debian 4.0, in my case)? As user
root, in a terminal window run:
Or, the way Ubuntu users will find more familiar: open a terminal under your regular login ID and run:
Yup, it's that simple! A series of input windows will pop up. In my case, my network printer was found by
hp-setup immediately. I was able to simply accept the defaults and click through the input windows. The test page printed fine, proving the installation was working.
Once I deleted my previous nonfunctional printer configuration attempt and made the new installation my default printer, everything worked fine!