Re: Print problem
I guess you've probably found some kind of solution by now, but since I've
recently got an HP 710c to work with cups under sarge, here's my minuscule
The 710c is a 'windows' printer, and I guess from your lp0: ECP mode
message yours is too (ECP is Extended Capabilities Port, a protocol
developed by HP and M$, see http://www.beyondlogic.org/ecp/ecp.htm). This
means you need some extra packages to make cups work.
After the usual cups install, I did:
apt-get install hp-ppd
For, unsurprisingly, some HP ppd files. Unfortunately the 710c was not
among them, so then I did:
apt-get install pnm2ppa
This is for converting to the ECP handshake protocol, I think. A number of
sites, including linuxprinting say this is the way to go. However, it
didn't solve the problem, cups still didn't have a driver for the 710c, so
apt-get install cupsomatic-ppd
This is a big package with a ton of ppd's in it. After that it all worked
fine. I added the 710c on the parallel port using the cups web interface,
and was able to print in all the usual ways without any hitches. I don't
know if cupsomatic-ppd would have done it on it's own, might be worth a
Now I have a question: If you have found a solution, do you know how to
suppress the lp0: ECP mode message in dmesg, which spews all over the
terminal from time to time?
Hope this helps!