[CentOS] cups & hp-toolbox

Mon Mar 2 19:54:18 UTC 2009
Anne Wilson <cannewilson at googlemail.com>

On Monday 02 March 2009 19:39:00 Robert Nichols wrote:
> Anne Wilson wrote:
> > On Monday 02 March 2009 16:12:04 Roger Wells wrote:
> >> Thanks for responding.
> >> I guess I would be a little surprised to expect  a regression like that.
> >> After all both CUPS and hp-toolbox are installed in CentOS 5.2 right out
> >> of the box.
> >> I also have an HP C6180 and I think that getting past this is necessary
> >> before its scanner
> >> will be recognized. At least the scanner is not recognized yet by the
> >> CentOS Gnome "Scanner Tool"
> >
> > It sounds to me as though this is an hplip problem.  The version in
> > CentOS is not the latest, and doesn't support recent printers
> > out-of-the-box.  ISTR that I had to grab the relevant ppd file from one
> > of my other boxes (or the Internet, of course) and feed that to CUPS,
> > after which hplip could see my printer and scanner.  (Mine is a
> > PhotoSmart 7180).
> According to the changelogs, support for the Photosmart C6100 series
> first appeared in hplip version 1.6.9.  The latest version in the
> CentOS updates repository is 1.6.7.  When I got my Photosmart C7180
> I grabbed hplip-1.7.4a-3.fc6.i386.rpm from Fedora Core 6, and I've
> been running with that ever since.

I was about to download and install a later version when I decided to try just 
adding the ppd.  It worked fine, and was less work, but either solution is 

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