Re: OOo Printer Setup Frustration - Elaboration
On Thu, Dec 02, 2004 at 11:17:58AM +0000, Chris Halls wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-12-01 at 18:59 -0500, Thomas H. George wrote:
> > The other box does not find its attached printer and insists on using a
> > generic printer which only spits out dozens of blank pages. If,
> > instead, I comment out export SAL_DISABLE_CUPS=1 openoffice finds the
> > attached printer but it is not possible to set the paper size and
> > nothing prints.
> I'm afraid the version in testing still has several problems. If you
> can manage it, try upgrading to the version I just uploaded to unstable,
> which fixes many printing bugs. It'll be a while until this gets into
> testing since we have to wait for dependencies with the KDE integration.
Thanks Chris, I'll try to get the unstable version. In the meantime I have
researched the problem a little more. The printer in question is an HP
940C attached to Box #1. Printing from OpenOffice works on Box #2 and
the driver CUPS is using is HP-DeskJet_930C Foomatic/hpijs. Using locate
the file HP-DeskJet_940C-hpijs.ppd.gz is found on both boxes in
If oopadmin is started on Box #1 the add printer option apparently looks
in the /usr/share/foomatic/db/source/printer directory - at least the
only choices it offers are found in that directory and DeskJet drivers
are not among these choices.
oopadmin add printer has a browse option which can be used to switch to
the /usr/share/ppd/HP directory where HP-DeskJet_940C-hpijs.ppd.gz is
located. oopadmin believes that directory is empty.
As noted in the original posting, other programs on Box #1 can use the
printer with no difficulty. For example, lp
/usr/share/cups/data/testprint.ps prints a perfect test page.
I hope this information may be of some use.
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