[lug] debian usb printer
sullivan at mathcom.com
Sat Apr 12 08:03:37 MDT 2008
Thanks for the notes on Debian USB printer config.
It turns out HP makes several different 2600 series printers -
the 2600 inkjet, the 2600 photo printer, the 2605 color laser,
and maybe more. I'm guessing that the default 2600n driver
that the GUI installed was for the wrong printer.
Here's what finally worked ...
Use the GUI to recognize the printer
download the PPD from openprinting.org and copy into /etc/cups/ppd
edit /etc/cups/printers.conf and set it to match the
name of the downloaded ppd:
On Fri, Apr 11, 2008 at 03:06:24PM -0600, Hugh Brown wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 11, 2008 at 12:35:42PM -0600, John Starkey wrote:
> > Steve Sullivan wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >> I just installed Debian etch and am trying to configure
> >> a USB printer, an HP 2605dn.
> > My Deb desktop machine isn't available so I can't check specifics at the
> > moment. But here's a list of what I remember of the drivers I'm using for a
> > Photosmart 7210:
> > hpijs - HP Linux Printing and Imaging - gs IJS driver (hpijs)
> > hpijs-ppds - HP Linux Printing and Imaging - HPIJS PPD files
> > hplip - HP Linux Printing and Imaging System (HPLIP)
> > hplip-dbg - HP Linux Printing and Imaging - debugging information
> > hplip-doc - HP Linux Printing and Imaging - documentation
> > hpoj - HP OfficeJet Linux driver (hpoj)
> > hpoj-xojpanel - HP OfficeJet Linux QT-based LCD panel display
> > I haven't tried with any of the default drivers in a couple years, and
> > these are seamless with each install, so I thought I'd mention them.
> > John
> I've had some success using hp-info to query the printer to find out why it's cranky. Sometimes there's also no USB support in the linux driver that HP provides, but it looks like yours should do USB fine: http://hplip.sourceforge.net/models/color_laserjet/hp_color_laserjet_2605dn.html
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Steve Sullivan sullivan at mathcom.com
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