Re: How to check ink level on HP Deskjet 5500
José Alburquerque wrote:
I checked hplip (with apt-cache show) and it looks like it does the kind
of things that I need, but it also says to use hpoj for parallel
connected printers, which mine is. The docs on hpoj do not mention
checking ink levels, but I installed it, anyway. I do not see any
mention of it in the installed docs, either. I will take a look on
linuxprinting.org and see if there is anything there.
Andrew Sackville-West wrote:
Also, I found a neat gui utility for ink and such things for epson
printers called mtink by looking for my printer on linuxprinting.org.
If something exists for your printer, you'll most probably find
information for it there also.
On Mon, Aug 14, 2006 at 03:13:46PM -0700, Marc Shapiro wrote:
Is there a utility to check ink levels on HP Deskjet series
printers? I looked through the djtools manpage, and, while there is
some interesting stuff there, I do not see this. It seems that
djtools is good for setting parameters for the printer, but not for
getting information back. Since it is best not to actually let an
ink cartridge get completely empty before refilling it, being able
to check the ink level would be a really handy thing.
If the printer is supported by hplip, then the hplip toolbox would
probably provide this. there is a gui frontend that works alright and
there are probably command line options too. not at my desk to provide
more relevant input.
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