I've installed hplip but it tells me I need to compile a new kernel.When I try to do that ( custom kernel ) I'm missing a kernel configuration file. I've tried rebuilding the world and kernel using source code development instructions for 3.5 source. still no kernel configuration file.
The message I read says that hplip uses the generic USB (ugen) configuration and not the device ulpt. I have hplip installed but it doesn't see my hp psc 2175 all in one device. I've gotten the printer to do something with cups config. but no scanner.
When I try and use the ports system and compile hplip I get locked out of root even though it will see the printer, I can no longer be [su].
So, it looks like I need to compile a kernel disabling ulpt and enabling ugen.