Setting up a printer in Linux Mint

 I finally was able to properly set up my HP Envy Pro 6400 All-in-one Printer on Linux Mint 18.  

After getting an error while attempting to install my printer through the graphical user interface using the system-config-printers program, I did receive the following error:

There was an error during the CUPS operation: 'server-error-internal-error'

After a search online for assistance, I landed on someones experience and solution that worked for me:

As referenced above, I did go to localhost:631 in my browser and was able to interface with the CUPS printer configuration page and add my personal printer by selecting Adding Printers and Classes.

I did need to download the PPD file required for setup from the HP Linux Developer Portal to install the HPLIP driver for my Linux Mint Distro, located here:

After downloading and running the script in BASH

I ran the script but chose to quit at the first prompt in BASH.  The purpose of this was to just extract all the compressed HP Linux drivers available in the package to a folder.

I now had a folder in which I could search for the specific driver for the HP Envy Pro 6400 to extract and have the required PPD file available to upload to the CUPS local web page(localhost:631).


After uploading the ppd file, I now had my HP Envy Pro 6400 printer available to print to within my Linux Mint 18 OS environment.


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