Originally Posted by bkochis
Also, if you dislike these messages also please add your 2 cents.
I am not a printer or printing expert. I never had to become one because my printers have always "just worked" either in Windows or Linux. But I did want to add here that for the printer connected to this computer I'm in front of at the moment (HP Deskjet 3820), I didn't install hplip this time around. I only installed hpijs, and the printer configured fine and still works normally. I also get no pop-ups such as you described. About anything. It once again just works. In the past, I have installed the hplip package, and the hpijs package came with it as a dependency. It's a nice little GUI for adding and configuring a printer. But at least for me here, that hplip package is not required for me to add, configure, and print.
Now I'm not suggesting that you do anything there. I read somewhere that hplip supports more than a thousand HP models. Maybe yours needs hplip or doesn't need hpijs. This was just FYI (the 2 cents you were talking about).
P.S.: I just double-checked my installed packages. hpijs is installed. hplip and hplip-gui are not installed.