[CentOS] printer trouble - missing driver?

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Sun Mar 28 01:05:21 UTC 2010


On Sat, 2010-03-27 at 19:45 -0400, Michael Klinosky wrote:
> B.J. McClure wrote:
> > Try the ppd file here:    
> > http://www.openprinting.org/printer/HP/HP-DeskJet_D2300
> 
> Apparently, you can't download just a ppd file.  :/   It seems like I'd 
> have to download the whole hplip package (basically upgrade).
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put any downloaded/custom ppd files in /usr/share/cups/model and then
you can choose them. They can be in tar.gz form if you want.
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> 
> The F7 box (where the printer works) has version 1.7.4 of hplip; CentOS 
> 5.3 comes with 1.6.7. My printer requires v 1.6.6. I found the ppd files 
> - the Cent box looks about right, compared to the F7 box (same files, etc.)
> 
> So, I'm wondering if I should just dl the latest and greatest hplip (v 
> 3.10, I think). (Btw, this is just for home use.) Or, perhaps 5.3 can't 
> handle that, and I should find v 2?
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I probably wouldn't screw with it but presuming you have updated to
current, you would surely be on CentOS 5.4 now.

That could be verified by looking at /etc/redhat-release
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> 
> I tried HP's utilities -
> [mykolas at sr1220 HP]$ hp-check
> ...
> Checking for application dependencies...
> Checking ghostscript...
> --> Version 8.15.2
> Checking gcc...
> error: Not found!
> 
> ** Is that bad?
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if you want to install gcc...

yum install gcc gcc-c++ automake
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> 
> [mykolas at sr1220 HP]$ hp-check -g |more
> ...
> Checking existing CUPS queues...
> hp-check[6007]: debug: lpstat -v
> hp-check[6007]: debug: device for DJ_D2345: 
> hal:///org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/usb_device_3f0_c302_TH66D133FS04MZ_if0_printer_TH66D133FS04MZ
> hp-check[6007]: debug: 0
>    Printer   Device URI 
>                                           HPLIP Installed?
>    -------- 
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
>   --------------------
> hp-check[6007]: debug: Exception: 4 (Unknown/invalid device-uri field)
>    DJ_D2345 
> hal:///org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/usb_device_3f0_c302_TH66D133FS04MZ_if0_printer_TH66D133FS04MZ 
>            No
> 
> ** That looks bad!
> 
> Any clues?
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don't know about that one but possibly not a problem. If it's a problem,
it would seem that you have defined a printer that it can't talk to.

Craig


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