How to Install an HP Officejet 4500 G510 on Sabayon Linux

6:20 PM

Today I bought myself an early birthday present. The ever so beautiful and useful HP Officejet 4500 G510. But I was baffled by how to install it in Sabayon Linux. CUPS didn't work, Samba didn't work. None of the protocols I tried worked.

I found the solution after a LOT of digging around and thinking.

  1. Install HPLIP. sudo equo install hplip (Why this isn't included by default I have no idea.)

  2. Start the HP installation wizard. sudo hp-setup

  3. The first time, run it through as Wireless 802.11. You will need to use the included USB cord for this and know your wireless network password. Select the printer and click Next. Fill in the network password and finish the wizard.

  4. Now you need to assign a static IP to the printer on the network through your router. Sorry I can't tell you how to do this; every router is different.

  5. Run hp-setup again. This time select Network/Ethernet/Wireless.

  6. Select the printer on the network and click Next. On the following screen, select Advanced and fill in the printer's IP address. Click Next and select Print a test page before finishing the wizard.

  7. A test page should now print.

There you have it. You just learned how to install your HP Officejet 4500 G150 on Sabayon Linux.

Psst! There's a sale at Staples right now. You can walk away with one of these for just under $90.


xjonquilx | Sabayon, Ubuntu, Fedora, Oh My!

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  1. Can you check something for moi please?
    Create a page with a rectangular box close to it's perimeter, close enough to the page edges so that you can easily compare the gap between the edges of the page and the printed vertical lines top and bottom, and print it. Then compare that gap and see if they're the same top and bottom. Every, NB EVERY, HP laser printer that I've tested, bar the expensive commercially graded ones, has ALWAYS had an alignment problem between the print head and the paper route, and the printed article appears to have been slightly rotated by a degree or two.

  2. This isn't a laserjet, it's an inkjet. I tested this too and it prints fine.

  3. [...] How to Install an HP Officejet 4500 G510 on Sabayon Linux [...]

  4. This looked like it would help, but I don't see how this is going to work when the server is a virtual machine in Ohio, and the networked printer is in Tennessee....

  5. This is only for situations where the printer is in the same location as the machine.