I am new to linux and know next to nothing. I bought a new HP Officejet 6600 printer and I am trying to install it on my computer.
I believe I need to install a new hplip driver. It looks like there was one installed with linux, but it doesnt appear to support the 6600. I went to http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/index.html? and selected Linux Mint. I think my version is 12, but I wasnt 100% sure. I put in the make and model of the printer and the site indicates that "Linux Mint 12 supplies HPLIP 3.10.4 and it does not support your printer. You must download and install HPLIP in order to use your printer with Linux Mint 12." After a series of Nexts, it gives me the option to download HPLIP. A box pops up saying I have chosen to open hplip-3.12.10a.run. I choose "save file" and my downloads box appears. I double click on the run file and a gedit box appears with a loading status bar. Once the bar gets to the end, this message appears "There was a problem opening the file ****.run. The file you opened has some invalid characters. If you continue editing this file you could corrupt this document. You can also choose another character encoding and try again."
I am not sure what to do at this point. I dont know if I need to uninstall the hplip files that were already on my computer or if i did something wrong getting to this point.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!