Re: hp dj 2050
On Thu, 13 Jan 2011 17:41:00 +0100, steef wrote:
> Gilbert Sullivan schreef:
>> Note that it is _important_ to delete any instance of the new printer /
>> fax from the CUPS localhost:631 location before attempting to run
>> hp-setup. After hp-setup has been run you should see both the printer
>> and the fax device (if any) in the CUPS printers page.
>> I hope this is helpful. I won't pretend to be an expert on this at all.
>> I just know that it has worked for me for every support HP MFD I've had
>> to install.
> thank you (all) very much. i'll put your messages thru to my friend who
> lives on his farm 30 miles from here. i think/hope we cam manage now,
> now we have learned to pass by cups (and localhost:631) and to use the
> hplip-utility. it still puzzles me why the driver on the cup website is
> not in working order. so i keep looking further.
There are some HP printers models out there (mostly multifunction
devices) that besides the PPD file require additional "blob" code (closed
firmware or plugins, or whatever HP name it :-P) to properly run and
therefore CUPS cannot help here because it cannot download the required
code to get the device "up and working" ;-(
Best (and easiest) to setup are PostScript based printers, beyond that
the linux support for each printer brand and model varies a lot!