Re: cups and hpijs driver
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gary Hennigan" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, December 16, 2002 9:00 PM
Subject: Re: cups and hpijs driver
> "Phil Reardon" <email@example.com> writes:
> > How do I get the hpijs driver for cups on my debian sid box? I am
> > trying to configure an hp photosmart 7350 printer, but when I went to
> > http://localhost:631/ and tried to set up the printer, there were only
> > three hp drivers listed, one each for deskjets, laserjets and new
> > deskjets. Thanks in advance.
> I went through this not long ago and posted a summary of the steps I
> took. Google Groups is your friend!
This was the step he was missing:
3) Go to
the bottom you'll see the PPD-O-Matic. Select your printer, for
example, "HP DeskJet 932C" and hit the "Generate PPD file"
button. Save the result to your system as a text file in the
directory /usr/share/cups/model. At the top of the file will be a
line that tells you what to name the file. In my case that was
HP-DeskJet_932C-hpijs.ppd. I don't believe the name is critical,
as long as you give it the ".ppd" extension, but use the
recommended name if possible. Also note the field "*ModelName:"
in the PPD file. You'll use that in #5.
Also in oyur summary, step 2 needs an install for foomatic too other
wise it won't work. I struggled on this just about a week ago to get
my HP 3820 going. Now it's nice rolling along :)