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Linux drivers for HP products

Jerry Chambers
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Linux drivers for HP products

Looking for Linux drivers for the Deskjet 932c and Scanjet 3300c, did not see any listed on the HP download page.
4 REPLIES
Albert E. Whale, CISSP
Honored Contributor

Re: Linux drivers for HP products

How about looking here!

http://hpoj.sourceforge.net/suplist.shtml

I could use a few points if that helps! If not, I find a few more references for you!
Sr. Systems Consultant @ ABS Computer Technology, Inc. http://www.abs-comptech.com/aewhale.html & http://www.ancegroup.com
Albert E. Whale, CISSP
Honored Contributor

Re: Linux drivers for HP products

Jerry,

You can also look here for the DeskJet Driver

http://sourceforge.net/projects/cups/

CUPS stands for Common Unix Printing System.

Hope this helps!
Sr. Systems Consultant @ ABS Computer Technology, Inc. http://www.abs-comptech.com/aewhale.html & http://www.ancegroup.com
Albert E. Whale, CISSP
Honored Contributor

Re: Linux drivers for HP products

Jerry,

Probably the Ultimate Location for the drivers is here!

http://sourceforge.net/foundry/linuxdrivers/

Good Luck to you!
Sr. Systems Consultant @ ABS Computer Technology, Inc. http://www.abs-comptech.com/aewhale.html & http://www.ancegroup.com
Kodjo Agbenu
Honored Contributor

Re: Linux drivers for HP products

Hello Jerry,

You seemed very severe with Albert, assigning only 1 point to his - right - answer.

Trying to explain :

Before CUPS, linux printing was limited to few postscript and Epson printers, plus HP Laserjet 4, 5 and 6 series (which means black&white PCL5 printers).

With CUPS, a large number of drivers had been developed, including color inkjet printers.

CUPS is included in latest (modern) Linux distributions (SuSE 7.2, Mandrake 8.0).

CUPS needs GhostScript to convert graphic file formats to printer-compatible data.

Additional information : at the beginning of 2001, HP decided to launch and supervise opensource projects for porting the whole range of printer drivers to Linux. Therefore, features was added to GhostScript in order to support HP best quality color rendering options.

Information about these opensource projects can be found at :

http://hpinkjet.sourceforge.net (inkjet)
http://hp.sourceforge.net (laserjet)
http://hpoj.sourceforge.net (office jet)

The official page of the CUPS project is :

http://www.cups.org

To download CUPS-compatible print drivers and generally gather generic information about Linux printing, you can go to :

http://www.linuxprinting.org


Another information :

CUPS is not the only printing program supporting HP printers. Normally, RedHat comes with built-in printing system, which can be configured using "printtool" graphical utility. To have it work with HP opensource drivers, you must have GhostScript version 6.5 or 7.0 (which comes with HP patches), and possibly other patches provided by HP. The complete information is at :

http://hpinkjet.sourceforge.net

Good luck.

Kodjo


P.S. Don't hesitate to assign points to this answer (in the range 1..10, of course :-)
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