Printer advice

Thomas D. Dean tomdean at
Sun May 14 16:58:37 UTC 2017

On 05/14/2017 01:34 AM, Manish Jain wrote:
> On Sun, May 14, 2017 at 1:35 PM, Thomas Mueller <mueller6722 at> wrote:
> My luck with HP has been bad, enough to dissuade me from buying any more HP products. I have HP LaserJet Professional M1212nf MFP, and the first several attempts were fruitless, in both NetBSD and FreeBSD. I finally got it to print in NetBSD through cups with a special PPD file, think FreeBSD might also work with the same PPD file. Only Ethernet worked, USB didn't. I am rebuilding FreeBSD installations after getting nonbootable results updating NetBSD (version 7.99.71 of current branch). Then I intend to rebuild many packages including cups and hplip. I never got scanning or fax from computer to work. One adverse factor is the need for a proprietary binary plugin. I was on Xerox website and more favorably impressed, but didn't buy the printer because I already have that HP multifunction printer.
> Have you tried using the printer with hplip ? hplip gives you every single HP function available and usually works very well.
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Experience varies.  I have never had an HP failure and, with the proper 
setup, alyways seem to produce good copy.

Tom Dean

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