I recently bought a HP Photosmart C4385 all-in-one printer/scanner. Nice thing about it is that printing/scanning can be done over wi-fi.
But to tell the truth I didn’t even hope that scanning would work over wi-fi with my Linux. And guess what? I was wrong! And not only did it work, it also took me just several minutes, probably even less then on windows (for which drivers where provided on a CD) to set it up.
Big thanks to HP for their support of Linux customers!
Sorry I’m to lazy to write a howto, so just couple links:
- http://hplip.sourceforge.net/ – the drivers that do the magic, especialy nice ‘hp-toolbox’ tool
- http://gentoo-wiki.com/HPLIP – Gentoo wiki page with lots of information, unfortunately not available anymore . Luckily there is a copy in web archive and there is equal amount of usefull information on the gentoo forum.
Obviously printing worked just fine too :)
UPDATE: I decided to try to migrate to KDE4 and Arch64 so I had to reinstall my printer/scanner and I’m not lazy this time, so here are the steps required:
- Install hplip, cups, sane and some sane frontend (xsane, kooka, skanlite, etc.)
- Start cups daemon
- Run hp-toolbox
- It will guide you through printer setup
- Uncomment hpaio in /etc/sane.d/dll.conf
Now both printing and scanning should work. You might need to add yourself to group “scanner”.