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This page describes setting up printing and scanning for the HP PSC series of printers. These instructions are known to work with the following HP PSC printers:

  • 1100 / 1200 Series all-in-one printer. This little compact printer do function too.
  • 1210
  • 1315
  • 2710 (I suspect that all 2600/2700s Photosmarts and 7300/7400s OfficeJets will work as well)

  • 4200 Officejet series (Worked with 4215 all in one fax anyway with instructions below)

(Please update the list if your printer is not in the above list and these instructions work for you.)

There have been issues in the past with getting both printing and scanning to work at the same time. The setup resulting from these instructions supports both printing and scanning.


  1. Delete any entries for this printer in System->Administration->Printers.

  2. Reset the printer, ensuring it in turned on and plugged in.
  3. Add the 'universe' repository (see AddingRepositoriesHowto).


  1. Install the hpoj package using synaptic (System->Administration->Synaptic Package Manager).

  2. Setup the hpoj service by running

        sudo /etc/init.d/hpoj setup
    Press enter at all prompts. It should detect the printer.
  3. Start the hpoj service by running

        sudo /etc/init.d/hpoj start
  4. Scanning will now work. Test in xsane (Applications->Graphics->Xsane...).


  1. Restart the cups system to see the new hpoj service by running

    sudo /etc/init.d/cupsys restart 
  2. In System->Administration->Printers double-click "New Printer"

  3. Select "Use another printer by specifying a port:"
    • Do not select "Detected printers" or your print jobs will hang.

  4. In the drop-down select the entry beginning with "PTAL".
  5. Hit Forward, select your model or the closest to it, and press Apply.
  6. Printing should now work. Test by right-clicking the newly created printer icon, choose Properties, then click Print a Test Page.

From filipude Tue May 24 14:58:54 +0100 2005 From: filipude Date: Tue, 24 May 2005 14:58:54 +0100 Subject: Small correction and one more printer functions. Message-ID: <20050524145854+0100@https://www.ubuntulinux.org>

Through turning on and of this "1100 / 1200 Series all-in-one printer" 3 times the printer was recognised. And so this little compact printer do functions too. Regards Phillip B√łgh