Re: cups and hpijs driver
Phil Reardon wrote:
It turns out there is a debian package called hpijs, so I installed that
along with foomatic-bin. But it still did not show up in the driver
list. What do I do now?
You probably need a specific PPD file for your printer that is not
included in the above. It is possible to generate it locally using the
foomatic stuff (I think) but the easiest for me was to go to
http://www.linuxprinting.org/ and generate one using their "PPD-O-Matic"
program. You then copy it to your /usr/share/model/ directory and it
will show up on the CUPS menu.
The above site has a LOT of information on printers, drivers, and
printing systems for Linux. It can be a bit intimidating due to the
amount of information available, but I highly recommend it. As a first
step, I would look up your particular printer and read all the various
notes. I would also look up the hpijs "driver' and read a bit about it.
Finally, you should look at the CUPS section for directions on
installing the PPD files, etc.
Cheers & Good Luck!