Setting up Printers
angrykeyboarder at angrykeyboarder.com
Wed Jan 4 04:41:56 GMT 2006
ARTHUR ALEXION wrote:
> */Scott <angrykeyboarder at angrykeyboarder.com>/* wrote:
> Art Alexion wrote:
> > This is not really true. The HP deskjets are "winprinters" and
> use the
> > windows GDI to make them cheaper to build and sell. You have to use
> > something like "pnm2ppa" (or some similar spelling) to get them
> to work
> > under Linux.
> Uhh.. I think you're mistaking HP for maybe Lexmark?
> No. I have an HP 820 Cse and a 712c and the FAQ says:
> *Q. Are drivers available for the Deskjet 710C, 712C, 720C, 722C,
> 820Cse, 820Cxi, 1000Cse, 1000Cxi; or LaserJet 1000, 1005, 1020, 3100; or
> Color LaserJet 1500, 2600 printers?*
> * A.* These are non-standard host based printers. Currently there are no
> plans to support these printers in HPLIP. Ghostscript print filters for
> the Deskjet products can be found at the pnm2ppa project at
I stand corrected. In fact between the time I brought this up and your
response, I've read that HP had indeed produced a number of
"Winprinters", but they've since "seen the light" and discontinued the
practice. I don't know if Lexmark still produces them or not.
In any event, my printer is a HP Deskjet 6840 and is by no means a
"Winprinter". The box is labeled as good with Windows XP and Mac OS X
as well as Ethernet and WiFi connections.
I've got it connected to the network and it works splendidly on the
Windows box. On this (K)Ubuntu box it's a different story.
Linuxprinting rates it "3 Penguins" though. ;-)
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