Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Having no issues printing to HP OfficeJet Pro 8600 from Ubuntu. Ubuntu found network printer and installed ok using closest driver "OfficeJet 8500".

However, scanner was not detected. I was wondering if anybody had luck with scanning in Linux from that particular device.

share|improve this question

1 Answer 1

You need a recent hplip driver to enable scanning and proper A4/Letter detection for any HP multifunction driver. They print with some driver sometimes, and scan with some scanjet driver at limited resolution, but hplip enables full proper functionality.

share|improve this answer
    
I have an HP L7680 and xsane (scanner app) works great with it. I use the hplip driver. –  MountainX Apr 21 '12 at 18:41
    
hplip includes (compilable) sane backend and a cups printer driver... –  ZaB Apr 21 '12 at 20:57

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.