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Fedora + HP Photosmart C5280 = :)

My old Epson Stylus C66 printer i not in very good shape any more, so i deceided to buy a new one and ofcause i want a printer working good with Fedora, so before going out to shop i checked this page , So the only good choice is to buy a Epson or a HP, So i deceided to buy a HP because the are active making open source drivers and tools.

I went to the local electronic megastore, to see what kind of HP printer i could get for a good price.

I picked up a HP Photosmart C5280 a multi function printer with a lot of nice features for 777 DKR (155 $)

When i got home and unpacked the beast and did basic setup and plugged it into one of my Fedora 9 Desktops and started ‘system-config-printer’ the printer was detected and was working without i have to doing anything at all, this is how easy printing in Fedora.

Next step was to connect to my old desktop working as a home server (running Fedora 8), so it is possible to print from all the computers in the house.

I just plugged the usb cable into the server and started up ‘system-config-printer’ on my desktop and connected to the server. The printer was also detected here and i set it to the default printer and allowed there printer to be shared. And then is was availabe on all systems in the house trough the power of zeroconf.

It is impresive that adding a printer and share it, can be so easy.

Thanks to all Fedora & upstream contributors to make my life so easy šŸ™‚

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  1. red
    May 22, 2008 at 11:20

    Does the scanning work, too?

  2. May 22, 2008 at 11:37


    The scanning works when installing libsane-hpaio driver from the Fedora Repo.

  3. red
    May 22, 2008 at 13:32

    Great, thx for the answer and the review in general. Time for a new hp device šŸ˜‰

  4. Unix Admin
    May 25, 2008 at 06:00

    Yeah… I also installed Fedora 9 today and connected my HP C5280 printer and it got detected by itself. I clicked on System -> Administration -> Printing and set this printer as default printer.

    Fedora really rocks!

  5. June 11, 2008 at 21:20

    That is a great post, I connected my HP Deskjet 4100 series (that I got for a mere $29.95) and it was detected and ready to go, clicked on “Print Test Page” and it worked fine. thanks for taking the time to relate how well Fedora 9 finds printers….

  6. September 24, 2008 at 16:53

    I have a HP Photosmart C5280 printers, but my printer work not in Linux openSUSE version 11 i386 32 bit, Who can i become drivers to my printer and what shall i do when i will have the printer to working i linux.

    best regard
    Kurt t Lund

  7. September 24, 2008 at 17:08

    You need to install the ‘hplid’ drivers to make it work, i dont know a lot abount SUSE, but i think these drivers should be available in OpenSUSE

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