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Guruprasad
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?

spiderbatdad
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.

Sef
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.