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Thread: HOWTO: Install a HP PSC-750

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Murphy Flats, MO

    Post HOWTO: Install a HP PSC-750

    This has been a problem in every distro that I have tried. I finally found a way to make it work without to much hassle.

    The 1st thing that needs to be done is configure the scanner. To do this you'll need hpoj.

    Open a terminal window and using a editor such as pico
    sudo pico /etc/apt/sources.list
    Uncomment the 2 lines for universe
    Save file CTL O
    Close pico CTL X

    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install hpoj
    After downloading and installing it will start ptal-init install
    When ask if you want to scan the parallel ports answer NO
    When ask if you want to scan the usb ports answer YES
    Just choose the defaults for the rest of the questions.

    If you know open xsane or what ever scanner frontend you prefer you should be able to scan.

    Close the scanner program of your choice

    Reboot the machine - in theroy this should be needed but in my experience if you don't the printer won't work.

    Log back in as the same user as before

    Computer/System Configuration/Printing
    New Printer
    Use a detected printer ( the PSC-750 should be listed) highlight it.
    Manufacturer HP
    Model PSC 750
    Default driver is OK
    You should now have the newly installed PSC-750 show up under printers and you are ready to print.

    Using thie procedure I have been able to get the printer and the scanner to work together as they are suppose to.

    Not having any other PSC printers to try I would have to guess that the above would work for about any PSC-xxxx printer from HP as long as there are drivers for it in Ubuntu (Linux)

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: HOWTO: Install a HP PSC-750

    Thank you Allen S

    This got the scanner in my HP PSC 750 working immediately
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2006

    Re: HOWTO: Install a HP PSC-750

    Hi! I also have this printer. But i can't get it to use the duplex unit. I now what it is and it is pludgged to the back of the printer. I've installed HPLIP 3.6.9. But i will try HPOJ. Anyway, when i print on both sides, it prints the first page normally and the second one on another sheet but upside down, as if it would print on the second page of the first sheet.
    Any ideas?


  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Ohio, US
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: HOWTO: Install a HP PSC-750

    In case someone else finds this info useful.

    I connected my HP PSC 750 (Printer Scanner Copier) to my Ubuntu 10.04.1 system, when I sat down at to configure the device I found that it had already been recognized & installed. Both the printer & the scanner components.

    I went into Applications => Graphics => XSane Image Scanner
    clicked on Scan and my document scanned.

    Folks it does not get any easier than this.

    Long live HP & their fabulous printers & scanners.


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