peripherals

Don and/or Mila Trombley donmila at shaw.ca
Fri Jan 12 00:07:16 UTC 2007


Evan Leibovitch wrote:

>Don and/or Mila Trombley wrote:
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>>How does one go about  installing the peripherals, e.g. Printer, scanner, (both of which I have  HP cd-rom's for...) onto the Xubuntu desktop?
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>Hey Don,
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>Put away those HP CDs, they won't help you under Ubuntu (or any Linux).
>Having said that, HP's Linux support is stellar and arguably the best of
>the printer/scanner vendors (Brother is also pretty good).
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>The key to the support is the "hplip" package, which you should install
>and is available from Ubuntu repositories. How well your particular
>device is handled is decribed at
>http://hplip.sourceforge.net/supported_devices/index.html
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>HP's drivers support printers under CUPS and scanners under "sane", 
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How to install the driver from the A:\ prompt on the Xubuntu Machine? 
Like, where is CUPS?
and do I need a separate driver for HP ScanJet 4300c?

>meaning they'll integrate well with applications such as Gimp and the
>usual administrative interfaces. I don't know too much about the *ubuntu
>specifics of the implementation, but it took no time at all to set up my
>Officejet from Kubuntu once I had hplip installed.
>
>Ubuntu is explicitly supported in the install --
>http://hplip.sourceforge.net/install/index.html -- and varies depending
>on the connection; by USB, Parallel cable or JetDirect adaptor.
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>The only device feature that isn't well supported is receiving faxes to
>your Linux box (from HP devices that support faxing). Sending faxes,
>printing, scanning, and even reading the memory card slots (that some
>units have) is generally well-supported.
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>- Evan
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