Anne Wilson wrote: > On Monday 02 March 2009 19:39:00 Robert Nichols wrote: >> Anne Wilson wrote: >>> 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 > fine. I can see getting basic printing to work that way, but it surprises me greatly that just adding a ppd file would make hp-toolbox recognize a new printer model. But, if it works, it works. -- Bob Nichols "NOSPAM" is really part of my email address. Do NOT delete it.