Ubuntu: HP Officejet 4630 printer usb on Ubuntu 16.10



Question:

I need help with installing drivers for HP OfficeJet 4630 printer/scanner on Ubuntu 16.10. Scanning over web interface works fine, and printing test page from physical panel works fine, and also copying work fine, but I am not able to install printing drivers.

I had HPLIP installed (both from APT and .DEB), but printer setup does not show any USB devices attached (despite printer being on and cables connected). I had two options to install as network drivers (one was over DNS and other was over SOCK, vagualy remember) but those did not work. Now I dont see those two options anymore.


Solution:1

The easy way to add a printer is through CUPS - Common Unix Printing System.

On my system, I have these CUPS-related packages installed, and add my printers via web browser at http://localhost:631.

$ dpkg -l cups\*| egrep -v '^un'  Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold  | Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend  |/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)  ||/ Name                      Version              Architecture Description  +++-=========================-====================-============-===================================================================  ii  cups                      2.1.3-4              amd64        Common UNIX Printing System(tm) - PPD/driver support, web interface  ii  cups-browsed              1.8.3-2ubuntu3.1     amd64        OpenPrinting CUPS Filters - cups-browsed  ii  cups-bsd                  2.1.3-4              amd64        Common UNIX Printing System(tm) - BSD commands  ii  cups-client               2.1.3-4              amd64        Common UNIX Printing System(tm) - client programs (SysV)  ii  cups-common               2.1.3-4              all          Common UNIX Printing System(tm) - common files  ii  cups-core-drivers         2.1.3-4              amd64        Common UNIX Printing System(tm) - PPD-less printing  ii  cups-daemon               2.1.3-4              amd64        Common UNIX Printing System(tm) - daemon  ii  cups-driver-gutenprint    5.2.10~pre2-0ubuntu2 all          transitional dummy package for gutenprint printer driver  ii  cups-filters              1.8.3-2ubuntu3.1     amd64        OpenPrinting CUPS Filters - Main Package  ii  cups-filters-core-drivers 1.8.3-2ubuntu3.1     amd64        OpenPrinting CUPS Filters - PPD-less printing  ii  cups-pdf                  2.6.1-21             amd64        PDF writer backend for CUPS (dummy transitional package)  ii  cups-pk-helper            0.2.5-2ubuntu2       amd64        PolicyKit helper to configure cups with fine-grained privileges  ii  cups-ppdc                 2.1.3-4              amd64        Common UNIX Printing System(tm) - PPD manipulation utilities  ii  cups-server-common        2.1.3-4              all          Common UNIX Printing System(tm) - server common files  

After installing hplip, monitor the logs via starting journalctl --follow, connect the printer/scanner via USB, and point your browser at http://localhost:631, Administration tab, Find new printers


Solution:2

I managed to install the printer but explanation is doubtful. Instead of using the default WiFi setup I made the device to join an existing SSID, then I was able to find it on the list as a proper network printer. Strage but it somehow worked.


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