Re: Printing problems w/CUPS, HP 5550, WP8
Marc Shapiro wrote:
My old printer stopped working, AGAIN, so I decided that it was time for
a new printer. After checking www.linuxprinting.org and looking to see
what I could find available in my price range I found an HP Deskjet 5550.
I decided to take advantage of changing printers to also change from
LPRng to CUPS. I installed cupsys, cupsys-client, cupsys-bsd,
foomatic-bin, and xpp, as well as all of their dependancies.
The install went fine and I can print a text file with 'lpr filename'.
Openoffice also seems to print OK. For WP8, however, I have to setup
each printer in WordPerfect. WP8 is old enough that there is no option
for a DJ 5550. I plan on using OpenOffice for most of my word
processing, but I occaisionally get a file in WordPerfect format and
OpenOffice does not have an import filter for it, so I have to fall back
on my WP8. How do I get it to recognize my new printer?
For WP8 to use cups printers you will have to make a printcap file in
/etc. What I did was setup the printer in cups and verified it worked.
Then I made a link (in konqueror I just copied the printcap.cups file
back into /etc and made it a link) from printcap.cups and named it
printcap. This is becuase WP was made before cups came out and looks for
the printcap file.