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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.

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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.

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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

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