View Full Version : [ubuntu] Are Unix based drivers and Linux based drivers same?

November 9th, 2008, 02:25 PM
I got a new HP Designjet 500 plus printer.

The hp website offers windows, mac and unix drivers. No Linux driver.

Just wondering... are unix and linux drivers same?

November 9th, 2008, 02:42 PM
generally no, however with printers, cups was developed by apple, and since it is open source linux uses many of the drivers.
Try going to localhost:631 in your browser address bar to add this printer.

November 9th, 2008, 03:14 PM
I got a new HP Designjet 500 plus printer.If you plug it in and turn it on, does it work? If it doesn't then you need to go to the HPLIP site (http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/index.html). Check if your printer is supported yet. If it is not, then it should be in about 3 weeks or so.