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Review of Linux Compatibility
The HP Officejet 6500 is a All-in-One printer, that is available with and without WiFi support. Both versions are fully supported by Linux. (Furthermore, there is a version with a very similar name HP Officejet 6500A which sounds similar but uses different hardware.)
HP Officejet 6500 e709a-c
The version HP Officejet 6500 e709a-c, has not WiFi support and instead has to be connected per USB 2.0. This model has the USB ID
Bus 001 Device 010: ID 03f0:4412 Hewlett-Packard
and is supported by Linux via the HPLIP divers since version 3.11.1.
HP Oficejet 6500 e710n-z
The model with WiFi has the name HP Oficejet 6500 e709n-q and needs a HPLIP driver since version 3.9.4. This model has the USB ID
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 03f0:4512 Hewlett-Packard
The HP Linux Imaging and Printing (HPLIP) driver are OpenSource drivers and can be found at http://sourceforge.net/projects/hplip/files/hplip/.
The downloaded and unpacked driver can be installed by the command
After plugging in the Officejet 6500A the printer can be configured by the command
The integrated scanner can be accessed by Sane and will be found by the command sane-find-scanner:
# sane-find-scanner will now attempt to detect your scanner. If the # result is different from what you expected, first make sure your # scanner is powered up and properly connected to your computer. # No SCSI scanners found. If you expected something different, make sure that # you have loaded a kernel SCSI driver for your SCSI adapter. found USB scanner (vendor=0x03f0 [HP], product=0x4512 [Officejet 6500 E709n]) at libusb:001:004 # Your USB scanner was (probably) detected. It may or may not be supported by # SANE. Try scanimage -L and read the backend's manpage. # Not checking for parallel port scanners. # Most Scanners connected to the parallel port or other proprietary ports # can't be detected by this program. # You may want to run this program as root to find all devices. Once you # found the scanner devices, be sure to adjust access permissions as # necessary.
More details regarding the installation of the HPLIP driver in Ubuntu can be found at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HpAllInOne.