ubuntu 10.04 + hp photosmart c4280 all in one

Tony Pursell ajp at princeswalk.fsnet.co.uk
Tue Aug 17 09:22:38 UTC 2010


On Tue, 2010-08-17 at 10:48 +1000, James Takac wrote:
> 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
> >ies.html
> >
> > 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
> 
> James
> 

These days I always go to the Ubuntu Software Centre first to install
new software. Ubuntu often pulls in extra modules, especially those that
integrate apps with the Notification system.  It is best to avoid direct
downloads.

Tony
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