- thanks for the input, but at this point, it may only further confuse rather than help - the printer is a Canon, the Distro Linux Mint, and the CUPS page is directed at Maintenance of an already installed printer, rather than adding a new printer. Nice video, though
Look Man. I think you are just showing me another way to install hplip...
Probably not a good idea to try to second-guess the Wizard, my mind moves in Mysterious Ways.
With my Screenshot 3 and Screenshot 4 earlier, I showed the references to my hplip package, which was version 3.17.10 on Bionic Beaver.
Yours on Disco Dingo may or may not be newer, but you have not told me - does not matter.
A few lines lower than the hplip line, you will see
... not installed by default. It follows the same version sequence.
The GUI (graphical user interface) frontend would if installed, appear in your menu, and it may be more user-friendly to install the printer than some other methods.
I have a couple of shots here, and bear in mind that I do not have an HP Printer
Don't mind the Device not found part - the rest is accurate, including
at Terminal, running hp-setup
(127.0.0.1:631 - featured in Alkion's video is the same thing)
... which you may have visited already, but there is more on this below.
The hplip-gui looks a bit like this
Personally, I think your best chance of success is with a different approach, as follows.
The two easiest ways in Linux to install a printer is if you have a PPD file or a .deb file (for Ubuntu, Linux MInt &c, if Fedora or other Redhat-based use .rpm file)
There is a .ppd file for the HP laserjet 1010 called
which you can get at
It is supposed to effectively deal with the problems you experienced with
But the question is how to change version od PCL from XL (6) to 5e ????
Unsupported Personalty: PCL
At the website, it says, in part
This driver is obsolete. Recommended replacement driver: hplip
It may be obsolete, but then the Laserjet 1010 is nearly so, also, and my research indicates this may
You'll note the comments there are those which were provided to you by my friend @Nik-Ken-Bah
Indeed, a couple of posts further down in that Thread, he referred you to the exact same site
You gave no indication as to whether you have tried this downloaded .ppd.
If you do download it, there are at least two ways to use it:
1. Through your Xubuntu's printer setup (Menu - start typing Printers it will appear)
2. as a more direct approach through the CUPS website, and provide the .ppd when prompted.
If you want to try either of these approaches, pull the printer out of the bin, and let us know if/when you need help.
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