HP Linux Imaging and Printing

Print, Scan and Fax Drivers for Linux

HP Deskjet 640c Lite Printer

HP Deskjet 640c Printer

HP Deskjet 640u Printer

HP Deskjet 640c Pavilion Turbo Printer

HP Deskjet 642c Printer

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Support Information:

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

Summary of Available Features (See note10.):

Automatic installerDepends on distroSee table below for distro specific support.
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
Boss5.0YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesNoYesNoNo
Debian7.0YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Debian7.1YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Debian7.2YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Debian7.3YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Debian7.4YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Debian7.5YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Debian7.6YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Debian7.7YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Debian7.8YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Debian7.9YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Debian8.0YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Debian8.1YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Debian8.2YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Debian8.3YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Debian8.4YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Fedora22YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesNoYesNoNo
DistroVersionInstallerGUI14Scan3Fax5StatusPhoto Card4USBParallelNetwork1
Fedora23YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesNoYesNoNo
Fedora24YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesNoYesNoNo
Fedora25YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesNoYesNoNo
gOS8.04.1NoYes (Qt4)NoNoYesNoYesYesNo
IGOS1.0NoYes (Qt3)NoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Linux From Scratch6NoYes (Qt4)NoNoYesNoYesNoNo
Linpus Linux9.4NoYesNoNoYesNoYesNoNo
Linpus Linux9.5NoYesNoNoYesNoYesNoNo
Linspire5.0NoYes (Qt3)NoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Linux Mint17YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Linux Mint17.1YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Linux Mint17.2YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Linux Mint17.3YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Linux Mint18YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Linux Mint18.1YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Mandriva Linux2010.0NoYes (Qt4)NoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Mandriva Linux2011.0NoYes (Qt4)NoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Mepis6.0NoYes (Qt4)NoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Mepis6.5NoYes (Qt4)NoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Mepis7.0NoYes (Qt4)NoNoYesNoYesYesNo
DistroVersionInstallerGUI14Scan3Fax5StatusPhoto Card4USBParallelNetwork1
Mepis8.0NoYes (Qt4)NoNoYesNoYesYesNo
PCLinuxOS2006.0NoYes (Qt4)NoNoYesNoYesYesNo
PCLinuxOS2006NoYes (Qt4)NoNoYesNoYesYesNo
PCLinuxOS2007.0NoYes (Qt4)NoNoYesNoYesYesNo
PCLinuxOS2007NoYes (Qt4)NoNoYesNoYesYesNo
PCLinuxOS2008.0NoYes (Qt4)NoNoYesNoYesYesNo
PCLinuxOS2008NoYes (Qt4)NoNoYesNoYesYesNo
PCLinuxOS2009.0NoYes (Qt4)NoNoYesNoYesYesNo
PCLinuxOS2009NoYes (Qt4)NoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Red Hat8.0NoYesNoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Red Hat9.0NoYesNoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Red Hat Enterprise Linux6.0YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Red Hat Enterprise Linux7.0YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Slackware Linux9.0NoYesNoNoYesNoNoNoNo
Slackware Linux9.1NoYesNoNoYesNoNoNoNo
Slackware Linux10.0NoYesNoNoYesNoNoNoNo
Slackware Linux10.1NoYesNoNoYesNoNoNoNo
Slackware Linux10.2NoYesNoNoYesNoNoNoNo
Slackware Linux11NoYesNoNoYesNoNoNoNo
Slackware Linux12NoYesNoNoYesNoNoNoNo
DistroVersionInstallerGUI14Scan3Fax5StatusPhoto Card4USBParallelNetwork1
Slackware Linux12.1NoYesNoNoYesNoNoNoNo
SUSE Linux13.2YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesNoYesNoNo
SUSE Linux42.1YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesNoYesNoNo
SUSE Linux42.2YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesNoYesNoNo
Ubuntu12.04YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Ubuntu13.10NoYes (Qt4)NoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Ubuntu14.04YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Ubuntu15.04NoYes (Qt4)NoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Ubuntu15.10YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Ubuntu16.04YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesNoYesYesNo
Ubuntu16.10YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesNoYesYesNo

Other Information:

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.


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.