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    Default HP6958 works with KDE

    Is the HP6958 inkjet printer fully supported in opensuse 42.3 linux, including scanner and fax?

    I found some information, but nothing that confirms it. Need help.

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    Default Re: HP6958 works with KDE

    Quote Originally Posted by lord_valarian View Post
    Is the HP6958 inkjet printer fully supported in opensuse 42.3 linux, including scanner and fax?

    I found some information, but nothing that confirms it. Need help.
    The closest model mentioned in the HPLIP supported printer page is the 'HP OfficeJet 6950 All-in-one'. Both models utilise the same printing languages: HP PCL 3 GUI, HP PCL 3 Enhanced. Choosing a similar HPLIP model manually has a good chance of working, and the fact that PCL is supported means that even basic printing support should be possible using the foomatic generic PCL3 driver if desired.

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    what support for cannon printers, epson, brother? This has for printer that will need long term linux support.

    If it has post-script, it will be better supported long term?

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    Default Re: HP6958 works with KDE

    Quote Originally Posted by lord_valarian View Post
    what support for cannon printers, epson, brother? This has for printer that will need long term linux support.
    That's a very broad question to be asking. Support exists for most recent models with all the brands you mention. The vendors often provide proprietary drivers that you can download from their websites. For example

    Epson Linux drivers...
    http://download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/se...search/?OSC=LX

    Brother Linux drivers...
    http://support.brother.com/g/s/id/li...on&redirect=on
    I generally prefer Brother for printer/scanner support.

    You can check specific models for open source drivers via openprinting .org
    http://www.openprinting.org/printers

    If it has post-script, it will be better supported long term?
    Postscript-capable printers are always a good option. Be aware that the scanner function support on some enterprise/business machines might be lacking though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari View Post
    That's a very broad question to be asking. Support exists for most recent models with all the brands you mention. The vendors often provide proprietary drivers that you can download from their websites. For example

    Postscript-capable printers are always a good option. Be aware that the scanner function support on some enterprise/business machines might be lacking though.
    Thanks. How do find out if a printer supports post-script?

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    Default Re: HP6958 works with KDE

    Quote Originally Posted by lord_valarian View Post
    Thanks. How do find out if a printer supports post-script?
    Read the specifications provided by the manufacturer - in particular 'print languages' (or similar). They're usually published online. That's how I determined what the 'HP OfficeJet 6950 All-in-one' model supported.
    Last edited by deano_ferrari; 02-Jan-2018 at 01:29.

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