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Alessandro Valerio
Occasional Visitor

linux drivers

Does anybody knows if it is possible to download HP printer drivers for HP
deskjet 680C under linux?

Thanks for reply.
4 REPLIES
Chuck Slivkoff
Frequent Advisor

Re: linux drivers

According to the Hardware HOWTO, the DeskJet 680 is supported by the cdj850
driver of Ghostscript.

http://howto.tucows.com/LDP/HOWTO/Hardware-HOWTO-21.html

If your Linux distribution does not include a version of Ghostscript with this
driver, you will need to get an updated version and possibly recompile it to
include the cdj850 driver.
Daniel Woodard
Occasional Visitor

Re: linux drivers

Most Linux printing programs generate postscript. I have found that the
Gnu/Aladdin Ghostscript interpreter which has drivers for older Deskjets will
work with most newer deskjets, i.e. the 882C will work with the ghostscript
djet500c driver, however I cannot determine how to get the full resolution of
the 882C printer. What would be nice, of course, is a postscript interpreter
for the newer deskjets, or at least a Ghostscript driver module. Of course, in
theory any of us should be able to write one if the printer commands are
available from HP.

Dan Woodard
Owen Sypher
Occasional Visitor

Re: linux drivers

The deskjet 8 and 9 series actually uses pcl level 3 commands, which are publically available on HP's web site, albeit under the guise of laserjet commands. Have fun :-)
Owen Sypher
Occasional Visitor

Re: linux drivers