HP Officejet 7310

Umm,… so we got our tower with xp on it, and our new laptop with vista all wirelessly connected to our HP Officejet 7310 all-in-one through our linksys,… now I’m attempting my Opensuse 10.3 (with kde 3.7.5) tower and I get as far as selecting my officejet 7310 all-in-one,… or I would if any officejets were selectable. Only deskjets. And yes, I tried those. It keeps asking me for a user name and password,… but the printer wasn’t set up with a password. Am I missing the right drivers? If so, how do I install them, YaSt’s software manager doesn’t seem to have anything I don’t already have installed as far as HP related packages. Also,… what is the easiest/best way to do this,… maybe I need to rethink my approach. Help me Obi-SUSE-Kenobis, you’re my only hope :’(

  • hyperdellic77,

supported by HPLIP 0.9.5
Install HPLIP and try it out. The name of the driver doesn’t necessarily match the name of the model exactly. Look for drivers with “7310” in it.


I know this may seem really odd but, linux asks for your password for pretty much everything that can potentially pose a security risk. The password is not for your printer but, more for access to the ports that can access other processes in your system. So… the password is your administrative password ie (root). Don’t worry printer issues are something linux has plenty of but, it’s better than being a slave to windows.

I know this is a bit late, but thanks to everyone. I got it working a while ago and just never checked back. Indeed Linux does have printer issues, but all is good and well in Happy Linux-HP-Windows-Network land and I’m glad I’ve leaped over another hurdle in my quest to go fully opensource. Thanks again.