Cannnot print duplex on Officejet 8600

Asked by Janosch Maier on 2013-02-10

I am trying to use my Officejet 8600 to print in duplex mode. I have the following problem.

When the printer is installed within cups using the hpijs driver, I cannot print at all. The printer only prints "**** Unable to open the initial device, quitting"

When the printer is installed within cups using the hpcups driver, I cannot print in duplex mode. The "Duplexer Installed" setting is set to installed. The paper is set to "A4 Auto Duplex"

When I try to install the printer using hplip directly I only get the following error:
error: Unable to communicate with device (code=12): hpfax:/net/Officejet_Pro_8600?zc=HPB22B37
error: Unable to communicate with the device. Please check the device and try again.

My System is Arch Linux 64 Bit.

The Output of hp-check can be found here:

Right now I have no more idea what to do… So what can I possibly do to solve this?

Regards Janosch

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Janosch Maier (phylu) said : #1

HPLIP version 3.13.2-1 with hpijs solves the problem.