After a moment when ” lpstat -t ” works again you can set up a print queue, either on the command line. You have also to delete a device when you want to modify its configuration. The optional foomatic-filters package includes the foomatic-rip filter script from the www. This leaves us with three choices: To do this you must have Perl and libxml2 installed on your system. Such filters are usually easy to compile and install. The easier way are graphical tools.

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Foomatic – Wikipedia

I would have replaced both cases but the second was in a quote. In case it is relevant CUPS is already installed. The PPD file is downloaded from linuxprinting.

foommatic The optional foomatic-filters package includes the foomatic-rip filter script from the www. Currently you can print, scan, and access to photo memory cards of digital cameras, on all appropriately equipped devices.

Configuring the daemons of HPOJ is easy thanks to an interactive text mode setup tool which auto-detects all locally connected multi-function devices and walks you step-by-step through the setup.

So what are those Foomatic PPDs?

I then installed the PPD for the “pcl3” driver, and that was much better, so I removed the printer that used the “cdj” driver and kept the “pcl3” printer. Do not cut and paste it with your mouse.

foomatic-rip(1) – Linux man page

Before you choose a driver, you must find out whether it is installed on your system. In addition, if I want to use a Foomatic PPD, the Foomatic PPD for hpijs for this printer was already installed by the cupa package, so I can use the hpijs driver the recommended driver for this printer, as we shall cup right away. I had to change some of the driver settings this is done through the “Configure Printer” option on the printers page in the CUPS web interface before I was able to successfully print a test page.


In the following it will be shown step-by-step how to set up a printer with both methods. If your browser has trouble setting a reasonable filename for the PPD, you can rename it after downloading to the name suggested in the PPD. Such filters are usually easy to compile and install. Your printer may also be fokmatic by one of the ‘sample’ CUPS drivers included in the cups package. The support quality is rated from “Perfectly” the printer works to its full extent to “Paperweight” the printer does not work at all.

So usually it is the best to use this recommended driver. Read the comments of the drivers and click on the links to get to the drivers’s database entry pages Fig.

How to add a Foomatic PPD to CUPS?

Foomatic PPDs for the hpijs ghostscript filter are provided by the hpijs-ppds package and cyps already be installed and available for selection in the CUPS web interface if you installed that package. Choose Printer Listings in the menu on the left hand side of the home page http: You can even print, scan, and transfer data between your PC and a photo card at the same time.


Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Note that this file is not the driver, it is only a description about how the driver cupps used, readable by your spooler. For printing and job management there is the ” foomatic-printjob ” command:. It uses ‘traditional’ ghostscript devices such as “cdj”, “pcl3”, “ijs”, etcetera instead.

Network devices are not auto-detected. Sign up using Email and Password. Foomattic one adjusts the options and clicks on “Continue”.

The foomatic-rip filter does not use the “cups” ghostscript device. With these queues the user will have access to the full functionality of the used printer driver and he gets a spooler-independent user interface so that he can operate all spoolers the same way. Then one can easily set up and maintain printer queues, print, and manage jobs with the same command line interface for all known spoolers. If you installed the gimp-print-cups package, chances are that your printer is supported by it.

There is also one “recommended” driver from which we expect that it gives the best output quality. Here we will take CUPS as example spooler to show how to set up the printer queue.

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