[CentOS] printer trouble - missing driver?

B.J. McClure keepertoad at bellsouth.net
Sat Mar 27 21:40:51 UTC 2010


Try the ppd file here:
http://www.openprinting.org/printer/HP/HP-DeskJet_D2300 

Cheers

Ubuntu 7.10, Linux 2.6.31-20-generic unknown 16:40:15 up 1 day, 2:29, 1
user, load average: 0.33, 0.20, 0.10 

On Sat, 2010-03-27 at 16:12 -0400, Michael Klinosky wrote:

> I can't get my HP DeskJet D2345 (USB) to work on my CentOS 5.3 machine. 
> It'll work on another machine (with Fedora 7).
> 
> I compared the installation details (in CUPS http://localhost:631) - 
> seems that Cent does not have the driver. On the F7 machine, the device 
> is "D2345 (HP D2300 series)" and the driver is "HP DeskJet D2300 
> Foomatic/hpijs". When I try to config my Cent machine for this printer, 
> I don't see that driver anywhere in the list.
> 
> I searched cups.org for D2345 and D2300 - no joy.
> 
> Can I merely copy some file (the driver?) to the Cent machine? (If so, 
> where would I find it?)
> 
> Or, how do I get this printer to work with CentOS 5.x?
> 
> * Details *
> On the Cent box, I tried using the "HP DeskJet" (generic?) driver. But, 
> when I tell it to print (in an app or even a test page from cups), the 
> computer seems to go thru the motions, but the printer doesn't respond 
> at all (no noises, nothing). Indeed, cups even states that the job is 
> completed.
> 
> When I plug the printer into the Cent box, the message log reports:
> Mar 27 16:02:02 sr1220 kernel: usb 3-1: new full speed USB device using 
> uhci_hcd and address 7
> Mar 27 16:02:02 sr1220 kernel: usb 3-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 
> choice
> Mar 27 16:02:02 sr1220 kernel: drivers/usb/class/usblp.c: usblp0: USB 
> Bidirectional printer dev 7 if 0 alt 0 proto 2 vid 0x03F0 pid 0xC302
> 
> When I tell CUPS to print a test page, several lines are issued in the 
> CUPS log; here are a few:
> I [27/Mar/2010:16:04:47 -0400] [Job 14] Started filter 
> /usr/lib/cups/filter/pstops (PID 5297)
> I [27/Mar/2010:16:04:47 -0400] [Job 14] Started filter 
> /usr/lib/cups/filter/foomatic-rip (PID 5298)
> I [27/Mar/2010:16:04:47 -0400] [Job 14] Started backend 
> /usr/lib/cups/backend/hal (PID 5299)
> I [27/Mar/2010:16:04:49 -0400] [Job 14] Completed successfully.
> I [27/Mar/2010:16:04:50 -0400] Started 
> "/usr/lib/cups/cgi-bin/printers.cgi" (pid=5307)
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