Monday, August 9, 2010

How To Install HP D1660 in Ubuntu

If you have Ubuntu Lucid Lynx and have an HP Printer Deskjet D1660, and you found out that it is not printing, don't worry, below is a detailed instruction on how to make it work. And I do hope it will help. 

  1. Go System> Administration> Printing
  2. Right Click Deskjet d1600 series
  3. Click properties
  4. Click Settings
  5. "Change" in Make and Model bar will search for driver
  6. Click HP, click deskjet 1600 series
  7. Choose the driver HP Deskjet D1600 Series, hpcups 3.10.2
With this, it simply means that HP Deskjet D1600 series still runs in hpcups and not with the latest hp printer drivers for linux.

Please know that I am a proud user of Ubuntu. As I said, this blog will let you experience the power of FREE resources.

If this post helped you, I would appreciate if you will leave a message of thanks below.:)


Anonymous,  August 16, 2010 at 7:13 PM  

Tried everything in the ubuntu forum and then went back to read second pages. Found this. worked. thank you so much.

Anonymous,  September 23, 2010 at 2:09 PM  

On UNR I had to install the hpcups package to be able to use those drivers but after that it did work by using that driver instead of the other one.

Anonymous,  October 23, 2010 at 12:25 AM  

It worked! Tried a several things on Ubuntu forum, nothing worked, then found a link to this. Thank you so so much!

Anonymous,  November 5, 2010 at 4:29 PM  

Having big Trouble with the HP driver, trying nearly everything, with your hint wirked out in 30 seconds what i couldnt fix within a few hours. Thy so much (works even under Ubuntu 10.10)

Anonymous,  November 21, 2010 at 12:08 PM  

Thank you!

Couldn't find hpcups but then went to the applications menu and installed it.

A few moments of fiddling around and I was up and printing.

If I hadn't seen this post, I would not have know even to install hpcups.

Thanks again!

Anonymous,  November 24, 2010 at 5:30 AM  

I followed your instructions and solved the problem with my printer HP Deskjet 1660.

Thanks a lot

Héctor R. Caraucán

Tim White December 24, 2010 at 2:38 PM  

This was one of the few things that was preventing me from making the switch to just Ubuntu! Thank you for providing not only the right answer, but an easy to follow one.

Thanks again.

Vince,  December 27, 2010 at 7:38 AM  

Thank you guy! Greatings from switzerland!

Pawel January 3, 2011 at 9:01 AM  

I follow the procedure, but there's only ONE driver on the list - the default (3.10.6).

Vince January 3, 2011 at 3:40 PM  

Then you need to install CUPS.
System> Administration> Synaptic Package Manager>

Then Search for "CUPS". Tick it and install. :)

David Winther January 9, 2011 at 10:21 AM  

I choose Choose the driver HP Deskjet D1600 Series, hpcups 3.10.6.

Worked fine! Thanks!

Ray Burke,  February 12, 2011 at 2:31 PM  

Thanks a lot for this. It worked for me in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat. Like many others, I didn't have 3.10.2, but instead have hpcups 3.10.6.

Anonymous,  June 9, 2011 at 6:06 PM  

Thanks Vince! After spending hours searching for a solution, yours works. Someone needs to tell HP.

go4download July 16, 2011 at 10:25 AM  

Great job..Thanks for this wealth of resources! you have resolved my issue.
hp print drivers

Sam Meddaka December 15, 2011 at 8:02 PM  

Does this solution work on ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron? I tried but still unable to get my hp d1660 to work? Any suggestions?

Vince December 15, 2011 at 9:56 PM  

@Sam, try not using the hpcups... sometimes your pc or laptop will work without the hpcups.

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