Re: How to check ink level on HP Deskjet 5500
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.