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Old 01-20-2013, 01:08 AM   #1
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OpenBSD CUPS bugs


I tried to add a HP PhotoSmart 7350 printer in CUPS web administration on OpenBSD 5.2. It always returns an error about the printer description. CUPS says the printer description must be only up to 127 characters, and contain no spaces, nor '/' or '#.' (though the example description has spaces!) I tried with underscores, a null string, and one string of letters only and am always getting this error. I have heard of other people having this problem with letter-only strings.
 
Old 02-02-2013, 12:12 AM   #2
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Hi:

Perhaps installing hplip will help. It did in my case with my HP Envy.

http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/index.html

Here is driver support if you deem it helpful.
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...72886&sw_lang=
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport...SeriesId=72885

Which distro is giving you this issue with your HP printer?

Hope these suggestions help

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Old 02-02-2013, 12:16 AM   #3
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I already got to the point of entering a HPLIP printer when I get this error. I stated I am using OpenBSD 5.2.
 
Old 02-02-2013, 12:36 AM   #4
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Got it; your running OpenBSD 5.2.-

Other folks are having a similar problem as you.
http://blog.gmane.org/gmane.comp.pri...p.user/page=79

I'm searching for the solution-

When you can; please post your error message.
 
Old 02-02-2013, 01:34 AM   #5
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I solved the problem, or a similar one. I maybe had the wrong URI, then when I added it, it said the printer name had an error, so I followed instructions and the printer added. That gmane link above is about versions at least six years old that are not in OpenBSD 5.2, but the newsgroup they are in could be helpful.

I am having some more printing problems. When I checked there were cartridges and paper and tried a test print from the server, CUPS admin said the following.

Code:
stopped "/usr/local/libexec/cups/filter/pstotiff failed"
I am also having problems connecting to the printer from Windows, but this is a Samba problem, which I have a thread on, and I will start a new thread.
 
Old 02-02-2013, 01:44 AM   #6
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I solved the problem, or a similar one
Glad you solved it-

I looked up your error message-

This update fixes the following regression:
A missing "\" at the end of a line in /usr/lib/cups/filter/pstotiff causes this
whole filter to fail, resulting in not being able to print on at least
Photosmart 7050. This was reported [1] by Thomas Lottmann and has now been
fixed.
Found this here:
https://bugs.mageia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2816
 
Old 02-02-2013, 02:03 AM   #7
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Thanks; I will try fixing that soon. Here is the thread describing my Samba problems that prevent me from accessing the printer.
 
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Thanks; I will try fixing that soon. Here is the thread describing my Samba problems that prevent me from accessing the printer.
Your Welcome!

Have a good weekend!
 
Old 02-02-2013, 02:19 AM   #9
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I opened the pstitoff file mentioned in my error message, but it does not even contain a '\' character like the thread you linked to mentions. One of the lines it mentions is blank in my version, and the other it mentions does not look like the type that should have a '\.'
 
  


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