I just installed Mint 11, but it does not recognize my parallel port printer (HP DeskJet 970Cxi, perfectly working under Mint 9 Isadora): when I open the "install printer" dialog, it does not appear in the list of printers.
I recall no difficulties in Mint 9.
I thought I could use the 'other' section and copy the URI from Mint 9, but turns out I cannot because it contains characters ? and = which are not allowed as input. URI in MInt 9 is as follows: hp:/par/DESKJET_970C?device=/dev/parport0
Packages hpijs, hplip-cups and hplip-data are installed.
I think I am missing something really trivial, as I never had parallel port troubles with printers since I started using linux in 1998.
Thanks for any help.