I was exploring some interesting aspects in a MiniMe installation and as a test looked in forum and stumbled upon this thread.
The following is general and needs a bit of expertise but others can easily help out with the things I don't understand or have done wrong.
1.. Have CUPS running
2.. Make sure task-printing-hp is installed
3.. Your printer is Photosmart C6380
4.. on command line do, but insert your own details
where needed, I just print a list of all drivers that cups know about
, printing this to a text file:
[root@localhost gert]# lpinfo -m >>/home/gert/Documents/110124-cups_printers_available_inc_hp.glk
5.. Open this text file in kwrite and do a search for your c6380 and c6200, you will find the c6200 but you will not find
6.. You must have the hpijs
c6380 to get the best use of your printer
7.. There are a number of inkjet printers from hp that has struggled like hell in pclos and other distros, in pclos the database has never been well synced with hplip. If you have been able to install the hp custom hplip (hpijs is a subsection of this) then you would be in luck.
And good luck, I ran a mile when I saw what this entailed, massive installation to get one only file
, after a while I stopped running and got cunning
and real so in my own book
8.. Specific to c6380, go here and look just of interest, this tells me there will be a driver some wherehttp://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/models/photosmart/photosmart_c6300_series.html
9.. Download the tarball pick your choice how you get ithttp://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/downloads.htmlhttp://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/hplip/hplip-3.11.5.tar.gz
10.. I have downloaded the tarball to my 'downloads folder
Look inside with Konqeror or anything that suits you, but it must be capable of handling a .tar file and in the case of the c6830 I can see:
11.. Inside the tarball is one specific file, the needed ppd file, hp-photosmart_c6300_series-hpijs.ppd.gz
This file has .gz on the end, does not matter as CUPS can read this without having to unpack to the final level of .ppd.
You must unzip/unrar/untar or whatever to get the .gz file out of the tarball, that is your business
, store in a place you can remember.
12.. Then install your new printer ( or printer que) in or via CUPS but at the time when you can supply a custom file, point to the location where you have safely stored your printer driver. Note:
To all of those who have struggled with double sided printing in the past, I can only recommend testing this out, and don't get fooled by drivers of identical model numbers except missing 'hpijs' in the name. They will work almost
the basic printing will be correct.
No, it will not fix some problems in higher level packages. Well I don't think so as I have not investigated any further.
Sorry I can't do any of the other ways of installing printers, they failed my tests at the time.