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HP Officejet 6600 in Ubuntu (derivates)

A reminder which printer type I have to select when I reinstall my mom’s Officejet in Linux: “HP Officejet 6600 E-all-in-one Printer – h711a”.

At the time of installation, last week, the printer wasn’t supported by the version of hplip that’s shipped with Mint Linux 13 (Maya), so I had to download a newer version. This probably won’t be an issue with the next reinstall, which hopefully won’t be soon; gladly, release 13 is an LTS.

CUPS printer driver for my HP4050

My HP4050 has a million different drivers to choose from. Some don’t have the maximum DPI, some don’t have other options, like selecting paper output. The one that works the best seems to be “HP LaserJet 4050 Series Postscript (recommended) (grayscale, 2-sided printing)”. However, I have no idea anymore if that came from hplip, foomatic, gutenprint, or whatever.

HP LaserJet 6P under Ubuntu

Because Arnold Pilon is migrating his workplace to Apple, I could get his old PC and peripherals for free. Among its peripherals was an old HP LaserJet 6P, still perfectly working.

My sister didn’t have a printer yet. I was surprised that installing it on her Ubuntu machine was simply a matter of selecting the printer type from a list. I wonder: is this thanks to CUPS? Can I expect this to work in all distros that include CUPS these days?

Anyway, the printer works and the scanner too (of which I forgot to jot down the type). The scanner was supported by Xane without requiring any configuration. When it comes to hardware configuration, open source operating systems often beat those from Redmond.

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