printng - not working NOW WORKING; CUPSD fits and starts

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printng - not working NOW WORKING; CUPSD fits and starts

Postby craig_debian » 2006-01-26 17:04

This a new install of Debian (sarge)

The print options within programs like "gedit" attempt to use "lp" to print. Nothing happens though.

#apt-cache search cups
g# apt-cache search cups
gs-common - Common files for different Ghostscript releases
gs-esp - The Ghostscript PostScript interpreter - ESP version
kdeprint - KDE Print
libgimpprint1 - The Gimp-Print printer driver library
libgnomecups1.0-1 - GNOME library for CUPS interaction
cupsys-driver-gimpprint - Gimp-Print printer drivers for CUPS
cupsys-driver-gimpprint-data - Gimp-Print printer drivers for CUPS
foomatic-db - printer support - database
foomatic-db-engine - printer support - programs
foomatic-db-hpijs - printer support - database for HPIJS driver
foomatic-filters - printer support - filters
foomatic-filters-ppds - printer support - prebuilt PPD files
foomatic-gui - GNOME interface for configuring the Foomatic printer filter system
gnome-cups-manager - CUPS printer admin tool for GNOME
hpijs - HP Linux Printing and Imaging - gs IJS driver (hpijs)
libgnomecupsui1.0-1 - UI extensions to libgnomecups - high-quality office productivity suite
python-foomatic - Python interface to the Foomatic printer database
cupsomatic-ppd - printer support - transition package
foomatic-db-gimp-print - printer support - database for Gimp-Print printer drivers
gimpprint-locales - Locale data files for Gimp-Print
ijsgimpprint - Inkjet Server - Ghostscript driver for Gimp-Print
cups-pdf - PDF printer for CUPS
cupsys-pt - Tool for viewing/managing print jobs under CUPS
gimpprint-doc - Users' Guide for Gimp-Print and CUPS
gtklp - Frontend for CUPS written in GTK2
xpp - X Printing Panel
apcupsd - APC UPS Power Management
escputil - A maintenance utility for Epson Stylus printers
hpoj - HP OfficeJet Linux driver (hpoj)
libgimpprint1-dev - Development files for the Gimp-Print library
lg-issue90 - Issue 90 of the Linux Gazette.
apcupsd-doc - Documentation for apcupsd
libgimpprint1-doc - Documentation for the Gimp-Print printer driver library
bluez-cups - Bluetooth printer driver for CUPS
libgnomecups1.0-dev - GNOME library for CUPS interaction (headers)
libgnomecupsui1.0-dev - UI extensions to libgnomecups (headers)
apcupsd-cgi - Cgi for APC UPS Power Management
hplip - HP Linux Printing and Imaging System (hplip)
printconf - automatically configures USB and parallel printers with CUPS
cupsys - Common UNIX Printing System(tm) - server
cupsys-bsd - Common UNIX Printing System(tm) - BSD commands
cupsys-client - Common UNIX Printing System(tm) - client programs (SysV)
libcupsimage2 - Common UNIX Printing System(tm) - image libs
libcupsimage2-dev - Common UNIX Printing System(tm) - image development files
libcupsys2 - Common UNIX Printing System(tm) - dummy libs for transition
libcupsys2-dev - Common UNIX Printing System(tm) - development files
libcupsys2-gnutls10 - Common UNIX Printing System(tm) - libs
libwine-print - Windows Emulator (Printing Module)

Quesion: I have a HP 1210V printer and scanner on a USB line to the system
If I #apt-get install cups
Will it auto-configure for this printer.
if this doesn't auto-configure then where can I find instructions on how to make the necessary configurations to CUPS?
Last edited by craig_debian on 2006-02-18 02:15, edited 2 times in total.
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printng - not working

Postby glf2818 » 2006-01-26 17:19

You might try:
It mentions a new cups tutorial.
You might also want to read about gutenprint.
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Postby craig_debian » 2006-01-26 23:14

Another mile stone !

I got my HP 1210v printer working via CUPS.

# apt-get install cupsys
installed cupsd
# apt-get install gs-gpl
installed gostscripts
told me where I could get the following *.ppd file
# chown root:root HP-PSC_1210-hpijs.ppd
made sure the sytem could open it
At this point I thought I had everything installed. I had run http://localhost:631 and setup the printer. But nothing happened with a print command.
I realized by reading the docs at that I didn't have a postcript or raster printer... I need to install the following file
# apt-get install foomatic-db-hpijs
Then back at http://localhost:631 I ran the test print and it works!

edited: 2/10/06

I just discovered that now the printer isn't working... the error reports
"Unable to open USB device "usb://Hewlett-Packard/psc%201200%20series?serial=MY35UC647N5H": No such device"

nothing from within the localhost/631 seems to be able to reactivate the printer ?

edit: 2/17
I've discovered that stopping and stating the printer from within localhost/631 I can get the printer to work... I have not discovered exactly the sequence that gets it working... but at least there is a way around the problem
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