DeskJet 6122 print with only black print cartridge?

I had this oldy but goody through local Freecycle (with two sets of ink!) list after knowledge full it works under Linux and it lists as working perfectly. Plug and play installation with Ubuntu, instantly recognized 14.04.

I think it is indicated only by old-school print/head of cartridge type, but I should be able to use it with the black cartridge only right? I know most recent will force you to have both. I love that the cartridge for the price are very economical too.

The Deskjet 6122 requires a black cartridge and electric sound color must be installed in the printer to print.  It is not necessary to have ink in all colors, but both cartridges must be installed.

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