Post as a guest Name. If so, your driver is available on your system, if not, you can either download the driver from the driver’s home page you find the line on the driver’s database entry page and compile GhostScript with it. It also contains the menus to choose a printer model or another manufacturer. After a moment when ” lpstat -t ” works again you can set up a print queue, either on the command line. Network devices are not auto-detected.

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The command line to configure the printer requires the printer database ID, which for older printer entries is a number. To determine the ID one enters. The development for fax support will be started soon. Post as a guest Name. In addition, if I want to use a Foomatic PPD, the Foomatic PPD for hpijs for this printer was already installed by the hpijs-ppds package, so I can use the hpijs driver the recommended driver for this printer, as we shall see right away.

We can also discard hpijs-rss as an older, albeit patched, version of hpijs than the one we have installed, and hpdj as an older version of the pcl3 driver. A not so nice options listing one gets also with. Views Read Edit View history. Go to the “Printing system interfaces” section Fig. So what are those Foomatic PPDs?


The big exception is HP: See also the foomatic page.

foomatic-rip(1) – Linux man page

To improve this situation, Grant Taylor, the author of the Printing-HOWTO cyps set up a database for information about free software printer drivers as well as for printers and how they are supported with free software. Currently you can print, scan, and access to photo memory cards of digital cameras, on all appropriately equipped devices.

This database, called Foomatic is located on linuxprinting. The optional foomatic-filters package includes the foomatic-rip filter script from the www.

This article needs additional citations for verification. We’re not fpomatic to use any of these: HPOJ sets up an extra daemon to which the printer spooler sends its jobs and to which SANE connects for scanning and the “mtools” for photo memory card access. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. If there are no packages for your distribution, you have to compile HPOJ as described in its documentation.

This does all needed steps: In case it is relevant CUPS is already installed.

Samba Administration Guide – foomatic-rip and Foomatic PPD Download and Installation

However, very few driver distributions provide native CUPS filters, and the foomatic-rip trick comes in handy in many cases. This script cuos a clever hack to allow the use of ‘traditional’ ghostscript devices with CUPS.

This document is Copyright by Robert van den Aker. Before you choose a driver, you must find out whether it is cjps on your system. To find out whether your desired driver is installed check whether there is an executable program with that name with the “which” command:.


Sign up using Email and Password. Some background information about foomatic-rip, its use of traditional ghostscript devices, and how these differ from the special “cups” ghostscript device, can be found on this page.

If your driver is of the type “Filter” the driver is a separate executable which either converts bitmap output of GhostScript to the printer’s input format as the ” pnm2ppa ” driver for the HP PPA DeskJets or is called by GhostScript as a plug-in as HP’s ” hpijs ” driver for their PCL inkjet and laser printers.

This page was last edited on 24 Decemberat So usually it is the best to use this recommended driver. Do not cut and paste it with your mouse. Currently it is developed by the OpenPrinting workgroup of the Linux Foundation. And for other spoolers the command line is exactly the same, only the spooler name has to be changed.