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Author Topic: HP OfficeJet J4580: unable to find a driver  (Read 3243 times)
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« on: November 10, 2009, 05:55:30 pm »

I am setting up an HP printer (OfficeJet J4580 all-in-one) for a client. She bought this after I suggested HP's always worked with Linux. Doh! Not!

I have the latest version of our HPLIP package in VL6 installed. When navigating through CUPS there is not a single entry for the J series of OfficeJets, and the bog standard OfficeJet driver does not work either. So I went to the HPLIP website and the latest version is only one minor version greater and I cannot find a version that will install under Slackware anyways (I did try that). I also tried to find a .ppd file on the printer CDROM but no luck there.

According to the OpenPrinting website this machine should work under Linux, but I certainly can't find a driver that works. Any ideas greatly appreciated. The few strands of hair I have remaining are now almost gone....
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« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2009, 06:41:06 pm »

try this pkg
http://ftp-osl.osuosl.org/pub/vectorlinux/Uelsk8s/test/kde4.3.1/new/hplib-3.9.8-i586-4vl60.tlz
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« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2009, 06:31:29 pm »

Thanks ever so much Uel - the updated package did the trick!
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« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2009, 09:10:10 pm »

you are welcome  Smiley
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