I have just installed Ubuntu 8.10 having been using 8.04 LTS. Computer processor is a 64 bit AMD with 1 GB main memory. Main reason for the upgrade was to overcome printing problems with Qcad 188.8.131.52 Professional.
Background: In 8.04 Administration->Printing showed two printers, Deskjet 9300 and PDF. (My actual printer is an HP Deskjet 1180C.) When printing drawings from Qcad, the Qcad print dialog allowed only printing to PDF and did not even show the physical printer.
Current situation: I did a clean install of 8.10 (reformatting the disk partitions). The system found the deskjet 1180c, which it correctly named in the dialog box, however, the driver the system found for this printer is for the dj 1125C. When printing a test page or a drawing, the output is reduced by 50% across the page and 10.5% down the page. Thus circles come out as ellipses.
If I print to a PDF file, and move the .pdf file to the Windows file system and print it from Windows, I get perfect output.
I have just installed the latest hplib and have the same dismal results (hp-setup could not find my printer on a USB port, yet Administration->Printing shows the printer.
Has anyone had a similar problem?