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Easy printer installation wanted.
« on: April 10, 2013, 01:29:47 pm »
Trying to install a Canon printer is driving me up the wall. I tried the instructions but no joy . So I want to buy a fully compatible HP printer that I can install without a load of hassle so that I can live a peaceful life. I saw somewhere on the forum mention of a double sided recommended HP printer, but I don't remember what it was. What was it and is it really hassle free ?
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Re: Easy printer installation wanted.
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2013, 04:33:39 pm »
Most HP printers will work out of the box, but if you want to be 100% sure ..

check which version of hplip you have:
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dpkg -l | grep hplip
should tell you.

Then before buying go here:
http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/supported_devices/index.html

enter the printer model you're thinking of .. and check the minimum hplip version that's necessary for it.
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