By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of service , privacy policy and cookie policy , and that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. Your printer may also be supported by one of the ‘sample’ CUPS drivers included in the cups package. 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. Currently it is developed by the OpenPrinting workgroup of the Linux Foundation. Check whether your desired driver is in the list of “Available devices”. Currently you can print, scan, and access to photo memory cards of digital cameras, on all appropriately equipped devices. In addition, if I want to use a Foomatic PPD, the Foomatic PPD for hpijs for this printer was already installed by the hpijs-ppds package, so I can use the hpijs driver the recommended driver for this printer, as we shall see right away.

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Choosing a configuration file for the “hpijs” driver. What is the difference between cups-filters and foomatic-filters? The page says that the type of the cdj driver is “Ghostscript”.

(II.) Foomatic from the User’s Point of View: Installing a Printer

In k ubuntu these 2 packages are mutually exclusive and I am trying to work out which to install. Currently you can print, scan, and access to photo memory cards of digital cameras, on all appropriately equipped devices.

A suggestion for a file name you find in the comments in the beginning of the file. Finally you need to add a filtering printer that uses the new PPD, as explained in this howto.


Note that this file is not the driver, it is only a description about how the driver is used, readable by your spooler. If your driver is of the type “Filter” the driver is a separate executable which either converts bitmap output of GhostScript to the printer’s input format as the ” pnm2ppa ” driver for the HP PPA DeskJets or is called by GhostScript as a plug-in as HP’s ” hpijs ” driver for their PCL inkjet and laser printers.

After the configuration the daemons are automatically started and a list of the configured devices is shown. For that you use the ” –with-fontpath ” option when running the “. Languages Deutsch Nederlands Edit links.

The same is done with USB devices. Click the “download PPD” link. Now click the “Back” button of your browser to get back to driver’s page.

After a moment when ” lpstat -t ” works again you can set up a print queue, either on the command line.

Now the database lists all free software printer drivers toomatic their command lines and all available options and also all printers for which we could gain information about how well they are supported. This article needs additional citations for verification. So usually it is the best to use this recommended driver.

The optional foomatic-filters package includes the foomatic-rip filter script from the www. This page was last edited on 24 Decemberat Sign up using Facebook.

foomatic-rip(1) – Linux man page

To adjust options on the command line one prints the printer’s help page at first. This leaves us with three choices: For printing and job management there is the ” foomatic-printjob ” command:. Currently it is developed by the OpenPrinting workgroup of the Linux Foundation.


You find the device also in the backend device menus of the graphical CUPS interfaces, as shown with the web interface in Fig. What we will demonstrate: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A newer method is to have a common ghostscript device call an external program also called a filter; distinct from CUPS filterswhich controls the printer options for the different models supported by the filter.

Then you can use all standard scanning tools as for example the graphical environment ” xsane “. Then one can easily set up and maintain printer queues, print, and manage jobs with the same command line interface for all known spoolers.

HPOJ sets up an extra daemon to which the printer spooler sends its jobs and to which SANE connects for scanning and the “mtools” for photo memory card access.

I would have replaced both cases but the second was in a quote. It may be freely redistributed in its entirety provided foomativ this copyright notice is not removed.

Make sure that it has access to the GhostScript fonts, either by installing also the appropriate “ghostscript-fonts” package or by making it using the same font paths as your distribution’s GhostScript.