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Re: cups and hpijs driver

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gary Hennigan" <glhenni@sandia.gov>
To: <debian-user@lists.debian.org>
Sent: Monday, December 16, 2002 9:00 PM
Subject: Re: cups and hpijs driver

> "Phil Reardon" <pcr@pcrt.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!
> Gary
This was the step he was missing:
  3) Go to
     http://www.linuxprinting.org/show_driver.cgi?driver=hpijs. Near
     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 :)

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