HP Officejet 8500 A909a ppd file
I am trying to install the driver for an HP OfficeJet Pro 8500 A909a printer under Ubuntu 10.04. I have followed the instructions for installing the latest version of hplip 3.11.5 and the installation appeared to go successfully. At the end of the installation, I ran hp-setup. The printer was listed on the "Select from Discovered Devices" dialog. I selected it and pressed Next. On the Setup Device page, the name of the printer made sense but the entry for "PPD file" was "(Not found. Click browser button to select a PPD file.). I tried to browse for the file but there are no PPD files in the "usr/share/ppd/HP" directory relating to the HP Officejet Pro 8500.
The funny thing is that when I run hp-setup, the program header says, "HP Linux Imaging and Printing System (ver. 3.11.5)" but when I type "dpkg -l hplip" the version number is still 3.10.2.
1) Is there a PPD file for the OfficeJet Pro 8500 A909a that I can just drop into the "usr/share/ppd/HP" directory?
2) Where can I get that file?
3) Is something wrong with the installation of 3.11.5 when dpkg is reporting 3.10.2?
Thanks for the help.