I just bought an HP deskjet d1660 inkjet printer; after installing it using the HPlip-version 3.9.8., which comes with ubuntu 9.10, the printer wouldn't print in grayscale mode - and everything that should be black is printed somewhat brown (and really bad quality); I installed the latest HPlip version (3.9.10), but the printer wouldn't work at all. now I'm back to version 3.9.8., but the problem remains: the printer doesn't use the black cartridge.
the outcome of the "dpkg -l hplip" command is:
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name Version Description
ii hplip 3.9.8-1ubuntu2 HP Linux Printing and Imaging System (HPLIP)
does anyone have any idea how to fix this?