HP Printer and Print Drivers

Brian McKee brian.mckee at gmail.com
Tue Apr 28 23:53:27 UTC 2009

On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 1:54 PM, Rick <rick0009 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Well, thought I would ask group, I've just notice, that after installing
> ubuntu 9.04 that we have cups, foomatic, openprinting, hpijs hplip,
> Um, can someone explain to me, what is what?,
> I thought we only needed was cups, and gutenprint-drivers....
> Yes, we do have a HP C6150 All-in-One, Yes, I want to be able,
> to use the scanner, and doc-feeder, and print, and print photos...
> For what I can see, there seems, to be more than one standard?
> which would be the best for our needs.?

Let me see here.  Foomatic and open print and gutenprint are used by CUPS.
hplip replaces hpijs

The HP stuff is required to get the scanning and HP extra bits and
chunks like ink levels, faxing etc. working.  It has worked well for
me when I've used it.


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