Ubuntu – Can’t get HP Officejet 6500 card reader to work


This network (wired) printer works great using the latest HPLIP drivers. However when I plug in an SD card, it just blinks and never shows up mounted anywhere. Has anyone come up with a way to mount these? I'm using Lucid, 10.04.
re: version, hp-info says

xxxxx@lucid:~$ hp-info

HP Linux Imaging and Printing System (ver. 3.10.5)
Device Information Utility ver. 5.2

Copyright (c) 2001-9 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, LP
This software comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
This is free software, and you are welcome to distribute it
under certain conditions. See COPYING file for more details.

Using device: hp:/net/Officejet_6500_E709a?zc=HP05857E

Best Answer

  • No go on this I'm afraid. You have to access the card reader over USB.

    We have removed support for the hp-unload (the card reader). To access the card please use the built in USB mounting system.

    Edit: I say that but the hplip package still seems to ship hp-unload. Try this:

    hp-unload hp:/net/Officejet_6500_E709a?zc=HP05857E -i
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