Re: Download, extract and install???
Thank you sir, that was a great help. The actual steps I needed to take ended up slightly different, but without your help I did not know what to try.
Here's what I ended up doing:
There were two "CUPS" files in the extracted .deb directory, one ..."cups-common_"....etc, and the other ..."cups-ufr2_us_"...etc (us instead of uk).
Right clicking did not give me a choice of "software center" but did give me "open with GDebi package installer".
I took a gamble...and it didn't work! I got an unsatisfied dependency message, but it was clear from the message that I needed to install the ..."common"...file before I installed the ..."ufr2"...file. So I backed out and tried it that way.
GDebi informed me that the installation was successful for both files, so I ran the add printer routine again. My printer was quickly identified and the program automatically began a search for drivers, then prompted me to print a test page, which was sitting in the output tray by the time I made it from my cave in the garage to the printer in the house.
The best thing about Ubuntu is that any idiot can install it and have a workable Linux machine. The worst thing is that I am still an idiot.