ubuntu 10.04 + hp photosmart c4280 all in one

James Takac p3nndrag0n at gmail.com
Tue Aug 17 00:48:27 UTC 2010

Hi Tony

On Monday 16 August 2010 17:48:20 Tony Pursell wrote:
> On Mon, 2010-08-16 at 10:02 +1000, James Takac wrote:
> > Hi Guys
> >
> > I've installed 10.04 on a friends pc and the having probs getting the
> > printer setup. It happens I have the same printer working fine on 8.04 on
> > one of my systems/ I do have 10.04 on other systems and haven't tried
> > them yet. I've installed the latest HPLIP from hp and when I run the
> > hp-setup there's no equivalent PPD for the hp photosmart c4280. I tried
> > searching for it and no luck so far. Anyone else got this printer working
> > under 10.04?
> >
> > James
> Hi James
> Should be fully supported.  See
> http://www.openprinting.org/printer/HP/HP-PhotoSmart_C4200
> and
> http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/models/photosmart/photosmart_c4200_ser
> There is no special 'drivers' for most HP printers that are not
> installed with the HPLIP package.  When I upgraded to 10.04 (with a
> fresh install) my HP printer was automatically detected on first boot.
> I can only suggest that you remove the HPLIP package, reinstall it, then
> reboot with the printer connected and switched on.  If it does not
> install, I suggest you check the printer connections.
> Tony

So it's possible by installing the hplip from hp's website I may have 
inadvertently messed up? If that's the case I'll check the software sources 
for a mention re the hp site and then try to reinstall from the ubuntu 
servers and see if that makes a difference. It was interesting to not even 
get the c4200 series showing in the list after installing the latest hplip 
from hp. I'll give that a go on my friends pc after checking on mine. Still 
the stock standard hplip from the repos on mine so far. Got  a few other 
things to do b4 going to work so will give it a go 2morrow on mine. 

And thx 2 Scott for his suggestion as well


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