HP Linux Imaging and Printing

Print, Scan and Fax Drivers for Linux

HP Photosmart a430 Compact Photo Printer

HP Photosmart a432 Compact Photo Printer

HP Photosmart a433 Compact Photo Printer

HP Photosmart a434 Compact Photo Printer

HP Photosmart a436 Compact Photo Printer

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Support Information:

Minimum HPLIP version1.6.6
Support levelFull (End of support) (See note11.)
Recommended?No (See note15.)

Summary of Available Features (See note10.):

Automatic installerDepends on distroSee table below for distro specific support.
Network I/ONoSee note1.
Parallel I/ONo
Scan to PCNoSee note3.
Photo card accessYesIf 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 alignmentYes
Color calibrationNo
Print head cleaningYes
Linefeed calibrationNo
Print quality diagnosticsNo

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

DistroVersionInstallerGUI14Scan3Fax5StatusPhoto Card4USBParallelNetwork1
Boss5.0YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesNoYesNoNo
Debian7.0YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesYesYesNoNo
Debian7.1YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesYesYesNoNo
Debian7.2YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesYesYesNoNo
Debian7.3YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesYesYesNoNo
Debian7.4YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesYesYesNoNo
Debian7.5YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesYesYesNoNo
Debian7.6YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesYesYesNoNo
Debian7.7YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesYesYesNoNo
Debian7.8YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesYesYesNoNo
Debian7.9YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesYesYesNoNo
Debian8.0YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesYesYesNoNo
Debian8.1YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesYesYesNoNo
Debian8.2YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesYesYesNoNo
Debian8.3YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesYesYesNoNo
Debian8.4YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesYesYesNoNo
DistroVersionInstallerGUI14Scan3Fax5StatusPhoto Card4USBParallelNetwork1
Fedora22YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesNoYesNoNo
Fedora23YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesNoYesNoNo
Fedora24YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesNoYesNoNo
Fedora25YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesNoYesNoNo
Fedora26YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesNoYesNoNo
gOS8.04.1NoYes (Qt4)NoNoYesYesYesNoNo
IGOS1.0NoYes (Qt3)NoNoYesYesYesNoNo
Linux From Scratch6NoYes (Qt4)NoNoYesYesYesNoNo
Linpus Linux9.4NoYesNoNoYesNoYesNoNo
Linpus Linux9.5NoYesNoNoYesNoYesNoNo
Linspire5.0NoYes (Qt3)NoNoYesYesYesNoNo
Linux Mint17YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesYesYesNoNo
Linux Mint17.1YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesYesYesNoNo
Linux Mint17.2YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesYesYesNoNo
Linux Mint17.3YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesYesYesNoNo
Linux Mint18YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesYesYesNoNo
Linux Mint18.1YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesYesYesNoNo
Linux Mint18.2YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesYesYesNoNo
Mandriva Linux2010.0NoYes (Qt4)NoNoYesYesYesNoNo
DistroVersionInstallerGUI14Scan3Fax5StatusPhoto Card4USBParallelNetwork1
Mandriva Linux2011.0NoYes (Qt4)NoNoYesYesYesNoNo
Mepis6.0NoYes (Qt4)NoNoYesYesYesNoNo
Mepis6.5NoYes (Qt4)NoNoYesYesYesNoNo
Mepis7.0NoYes (Qt4)NoNoYesYesYesNoNo
Mepis8.0NoYes (Qt4)NoNoYesYesYesNoNo
PCLinuxOS2006.0NoYes (Qt4)NoNoYesYesYesNoNo
PCLinuxOS2006NoYes (Qt4)NoNoYesYesYesNoNo
PCLinuxOS2007.0NoYes (Qt4)NoNoYesYesYesNoNo
PCLinuxOS2007NoYes (Qt4)NoNoYesYesYesNoNo
PCLinuxOS2008.0NoYes (Qt4)NoNoYesYesYesNoNo
PCLinuxOS2008NoYes (Qt4)NoNoYesYesYesNoNo
PCLinuxOS2009.0NoYes (Qt4)NoNoYesYesYesNoNo
PCLinuxOS2009NoYes (Qt4)NoNoYesYesYesNoNo
Red Hat8.0NoYesNoNoYesYesYesNoNo
Red Hat9.0NoYesNoNoYesYesYesNoNo
Red Hat Enterprise Linux6.0YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesYesYesNoNo
Red Hat Enterprise Linux7.0YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesYesYesNoNo
Slackware Linux9.0NoYesNoNoYesNoNoNoNo
Slackware Linux9.1NoYesNoNoYesNoNoNoNo
Slackware Linux10.0NoYesNoNoYesNoNoNoNo
DistroVersionInstallerGUI14Scan3Fax5StatusPhoto Card4USBParallelNetwork1
Slackware Linux10.1NoYesNoNoYesNoNoNoNo
Slackware Linux10.2NoYesNoNoYesNoNoNoNo
Slackware Linux11NoYesNoNoYesNoNoNoNo
Slackware Linux12NoYesNoNoYesNoNoNoNo
Slackware Linux12.1NoYesNoNoYesNoNoNoNo
SUSE Linux13.2YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesNoYesNoNo
SUSE Linux42.1YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesNoYesNoNo
SUSE Linux42.2YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesNoYesNoNo
SUSE Linux42.3YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesNoYesNoNo
Ubuntu12.04YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesYesYesNoNo
Ubuntu13.10NoYes (Qt4)NoNoYesYesYesNoNo
Ubuntu14.04YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesYesYesNoNo
Ubuntu15.04NoYes (Qt4)NoNoYesYesYesNoNo
Ubuntu15.10YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesYesYesNoNo
Ubuntu16.04YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesYesYesNoNo
Ubuntu16.10YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesYesYesNoNo
Ubuntu17.04YesYes (Qt4)NoNoYesYesYesNoNo

Other Information:

Driver plug-inNoneSee note8.
Requires firmware downloadNo
APDK device class(es):DJGenericVIP
HPLIP device sub-class(es):4x6FullBleed
USB VID:PID1008:6402
Embedded web serverNo
HPLIP job storageNo
models.dat namephotosmart_a430_series

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.