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HP Photosmart 7850 (Solved)
« on: April 27, 2015, 08:38:00 pm »
I have been given a HP Photosmart 7850.
How can I get it to work on my computer under Peppermint 5 ?

I installed the hplip from Synaptic Package Manager and the printer is working ok (so far) ;)
« Last Edit: April 27, 2015, 10:52:18 pm by donwatson »
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Re: HP Photosmart 7850 (Solved)
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2015, 11:12:11 am »
Great stuff :)

does it include a scanner ?
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Re: HP Photosmart 7850 (Solved)
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2015, 05:08:21 pm »
Hi Mark,
No scanner  :(  my SX130 is one of those all singing all dancing machines  ;)
It does a great job of 6" x 4" photographs without any bother and can print an A4 sheet if you wish.
It is mainly for pictures but it does print a pretty Ubuntu test page  ;)

take care
Don W
PS I had a look through the forum and found references to hplip in various threads, so I just installed that knowing I could come back here if it went belly up  ::)
« Last Edit: April 28, 2015, 05:11:33 pm by donwatson »
Novatech build
Intel Celeron CPU 1.80 Ghz   Memory 4.00GB (3.71GB usable)
Peppermint 7    64 bit     500 GB HD        496 GB Ext 4
4.0GB Swap Partition    4.0GB Extended Partition   1.1Mb Free Space

 


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