HP Linux Imaging and Printing

Print, Scan and Fax Drivers for Linux

HP Deskjet 640c Lite Printer

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Support Information:

ItemDescription
Minimum HPLIP version0.9.5
Support levelFull (See note11.)
Recommended?Yes (See note15.)

Summary of Available Features (See note10.):

FeatureSupport10Notes
Automatic installerDepends on distroSee table below for distro specific support.
USB I/OYes
Network I/ONoSee note1.
Parallel I/OYes
Scan to PCNoSee note3.
Photo card accessNoIf equiped, use USB mass storage for access. See note4.
PC fax sendNoSee note5.
PC initiated copyNoSee note6.
Services and statusYesSee note7.
Graphical user interfacesDepends on distroSee table below for distro specific support.
Print head alignmentNo
Color calibrationNo
Print head cleaningNo
Linefeed calibrationNo
Print quality diagnosticsNo

Summary of Available Features in Various Linux Distributions (see note13):

DistroVersionInstallerGUI14Scan3Fax5StatusPhoto Card4USBParallelNetwork1
Boss3.0YesNoNoNoYesNoYesNoNo
Boss5.0YesNoNoNoYesNoYesNoNo
Debian6.0YesNoNoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Debian6.0.1YesNoNoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Debian6.0.2YesNoNoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Debian6.0.3YesNoNoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Debian6.0.4YesNoNoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Debian6.0.5YesNoNoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Debian6.0.6YesNoNoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Debian6.0.7YesNoNoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Debian6.0.8YesNoNoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Debian6.0.9YesNoNoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Debian7.0YesNoNoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Debian7.1YesNoNoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Debian7.2YesNoNoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Debian7.3YesNoNoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Debian7.4YesNoNoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Debian7.5YesNoNoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Fedora17YesNoNoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Fedora18YesNoNoNoYesNoYesYesNo
DistroVersionInstallerGUI14Scan3Fax5StatusPhoto Card4USBParallelNetwork1
Fedora19YesNoNoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Fedora20YesNoNoNoYesNoYesYesNo
gOS8.04.1NoNoNoNoYesNoYesYesNo
IGOS1.0NoNoNoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Linux From Scratch6NoNoNoNoYesNoYesNoNo
Linpus Linux9.4NoNoNoNoYesNoYesNoNo
Linpus Linux9.5NoNoNoNoYesNoYesNoNo
Linspire5.0NoNoNoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Linux Mint13YesNoNoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Linux Mint14YesNoNoNoYesNoYesNoNo
Linux Mint15YesNoNoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Linux Mint16YesNoNoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Linux Mint17YesNoNoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Mandriva Linux2010.0NoNoNoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Mandriva Linux2011.0NoNoNoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Mepis6.0NoNoNoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Mepis6.5NoNoNoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Mepis7.0NoNoNoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Mepis8.0NoNoNoNoYesNoYesYesNo
PCLinuxOS2006.0NoNoNoNoYesNoYesYesNo
DistroVersionInstallerGUI14Scan3Fax5StatusPhoto Card4USBParallelNetwork1
PCLinuxOS2006NoNoNoNoYesNoYesYesNo
PCLinuxOS2007.0NoNoNoNoYesNoYesYesNo
PCLinuxOS2007NoNoNoNoYesNoYesYesNo
PCLinuxOS2008.0NoNoNoNoYesNoYesYesNo
PCLinuxOS2008NoNoNoNoYesNoYesYesNo
PCLinuxOS2009.0NoNoNoNoYesNoYesYesNo
PCLinuxOS2009NoNoNoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Red Hat8.0NoNoNoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Red Hat9.0NoNoNoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Red Hat Enterprise Linux5.0NoNoNoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Red Hat Enterprise Linux6.0NoNoNoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Slackware Linux9.0NoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNo
Slackware Linux9.1NoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNo
Slackware Linux10.0NoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNo
Slackware Linux10.1NoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNo
Slackware Linux10.2NoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNo
Slackware Linux11NoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNo
Slackware Linux12NoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNo
Slackware Linux12.1NoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNo
SUSE Linux12.2YesNoNoNoYesNoYesNoNo
DistroVersionInstallerGUI14Scan3Fax5StatusPhoto Card4USBParallelNetwork1
SUSE Linux12.3YesNoNoNoYesNoYesNoNo
SUSE Linux13.1YesNoNoNoYesNoYesNoNo
Ubuntu10.04YesNoNoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Ubuntu11.10YesNoNoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Ubuntu12.04YesNoNoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Ubuntu12.10YesNoNoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Ubuntu13.04YesNoNoNoYesNoYesNoNo
Ubuntu13.10YesNoNoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Ubuntu14.04YesNoNoNoYesNoYesYesNo

Other Information:

ItemDescriptionNotes
Driver plug-inNoneSee note8.
Requires firmware downloadNo
APDK device class(es):DJ6xxPhoto
HPLIP device sub-class(es):Normal
USB VID:PID1008:8196
Embedded web serverNo
HPLIP job storageNo
models.dat namedeskjet_640c

All information provided is believed to be accurate but is not guaranteed.

Notes:

1 Network support indicates built-in ethernet and/or wireless networking. Alternatively, many devices may be operated on the network using an external JetDirect print server. Not all network configurations are supported. Please refer to the HPLIP FAQs for more information.

2 USB mass storage only. You may mount the photocard as a storage drive over USB only. Refer to your distribution's documentation for setup and usage instructions.

3 Scan supported means that PC initiated scan using a SANE compatible software application is supported over parallel, USB, or network (depending on I/O connection). Information on digital sending products is covered in note 9, below.

4 Photo supported means that the printer's photo card slots are readable using either USB mass storage (USB only) or hp-unload (USB, parallel or network).

5 Fax supported means that PC initiated fax send is supported using hp-sendfax, once an appropriate CUPS fax queue is set up. Fax support varies on Linux distributions, based on the availability of python-dbus version 0.80 or greater (versions before 0.80 will not work with HPLIP). Click on the model name of each printer to get more detailed information.

6 Copy supported means that PC initiated copying is supported using hp-makecopies.

7 "Services and status" means that ink/toner levels, error reporting, and services such as alignment, and color calibration are available (via the HP Device Manager aka Toolbox).

8 ("Required") A downloadable driver plug-in is required for printing support. ("Optional") A downloadable driver plug-in is optional for printing support and may increase the speed, quality, or other aspect of printed output. ("No" or "None") A driver plug-in is not required nor available. Driver plug-ins are released under a proprietary (non-open) license and are not part of the HPLIP tarball release. For more information, please refer to this KB article

9 Device supports digital sending, not standard scanning protocols. See this KB article for more info.

10 Feature support depends on the specific Linux distribution being used.

11 For a definition of Support Levels, please refer to this KB article.

12 For more information, please refer to this KB article.

13 The "Summary of Available Features in Various Linux Distributions" table lists available features for distros that are supported by the HPLIP automatic tarball installer. Distros that are not listed will require a manual install procedure (See this page for more information).

14"Qt3" and "Qt4" refer to the supported UI toolkit. If "Qt3" is indicated, then the distro supports a GUI interface using the Qt3 UI toolkit. The Qt4 toolkit is not supported for the distro in this case. If "Qt4" is indicated, then the distro supports a GUI interface using the Qt4 UI toolkit. In this case, the Qt3 UI toolkit may also be available and used if desired. The appropriate UI toolkit will be automatically installed by the HPLIP installer.

15"Recommended" means that the printer is fully supported in HPLIP and is recommended for use on your Linux system. For information of what "fully supported" means, see this KB article.