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Old 10-27-2008, 08:34 PM   #1
swalker23
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Will HPLIP work with other model printers?


My current printer is a hp and and the black ink suddenly stopped working. With the lack of support from hp end I decided to buy another printer(non hp) to replace the one I have if I can't get it working myself. I just want to know will hplip work with other brands?

I plan on getting a canon:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16828102259

Since its listed as supported on http://www.linuxfoundation.org/en/OpenPrinting

Or can someone suggest another all in one printer(preferably Canon,Lexmark, or Samsung) that you use and has been working flawlessly with linux with price range not greater than 150$.

Last edited by swalker23; 10-27-2008 at 08:35 PM.
 
Old 10-28-2008, 02:39 AM   #2
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hplip supports hp printers - however, CUPS et al supports many brands.

Canon brands are usually iffy, particularly pixma, however, since it is listed as supported you should be fine. I see the PIXMA iP4500 2171B002 is listed as working perfectly using the canonip4300.ppd driver, though it is not listed in foomatic... This means you will be installing a driver.

There is a ppd reccomended and some people have made rpms, which you can apply through alien.
So - don't worry about hplip.
 
  


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