How to print over a network with a HP Photosmart C8180, OS. Win7, Fedora & Slackware
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HP's hplip package should be able to detect networked printers upon setup. Make sure this is installed on both Slackware (should be installed by default) and Fedora (unknown but may require a download).
Once you confirm both machines have it, run "hp-setup" from both machines and it should start the configuration utility, and allow you to setup everything. Have it look up the printer's IP address, select the model, and the driver should load.
The big caveats with HPLIP and HP network printers, I have found, is that you may have to update HPLIP (from the Slack 13.37 version), download and install a propriety binary plugin via hp-plugin, run hp-setup as root inside X so that HPLIP can configure CUPS, and, most important, specify the IP address since Bonjour etc scanning for printers usually doesn't work. My HP M12121NF MFP was a bit cranky to get running - no doubt due to the added network scanning and fax features.
The often odd interaction between HPLIP and CUPS usually takes me by surprise.