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Old 05-09-2014, 04:55 PM   #1
S_Crump
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Where are print drivers in Zorin?


Linux newbie - just installed Zorin to try to cover some things that only Win XP would do for me.
One issue is with a HP k850 printer. These printers have a date in the ink cartridges so when they are 1 year old the printer won't work, even though there is plenty of ink.
I found a work-around to modify the XP print driver to turn this "feature" off and it works fine. It seems the Win7 drivers are integrated into the system and inaccessible.
I installed the HPLIP (HP Linux) driver in my new Zorin installation and it seems to connect to the printer fine, but still says old ink - won't print.
I think that if I could find the HP print driver in the system files, I could make a similar modification.
1) How do I find the print drivers?
2) Is there anything special about the file format that will require special software to edit? For the XP fix I needed to use a hex editor.
Thanks for any guidance a more experienced user may have to offer.

Update 20 May 2014
Thanks jdkaye. I find these files in the Zorin file system also so I'll search through them and see if I can find the entry I need. I'll also try to mark this thread solved, if I can figure out how to do that.

Last edited by S_Crump; 05-20-2014 at 05:32 PM. Reason: Update
 
Old 05-10-2014, 11:09 AM   #2
jdkaye
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I found them by looking at the hplip on the Debian website. Whether this will help you with Zorin, I can't say. But for what it's worth here's where they are:
Code:
etc/dbus-1/system.d/com.hp.hplip.conf
/lib/udev/rules.d/56-hpmud_support.rules
/usr/bin/hp-align
/usr/bin/hp-check
/usr/bin/hp-clean
/usr/bin/hp-colorcal
/usr/bin/hp-firmware
/usr/bin/hp-hpdio
/usr/bin/hp-info
/usr/bin/hp-levels
/usr/bin/hp-makeuri
/usr/bin/hp-mkuri
/usr/bin/hp-pkservice
/usr/bin/hp-plugin
/usr/bin/hp-probe
/usr/bin/hp-query
/usr/bin/hp-scan
/usr/bin/hp-setup
/usr/bin/hp-testpage
/usr/bin/hp-timedate
/usr/bin/hp-unload
/usr/lib/cups/backend/hp
/usr/lib/cups/backend/hpfax
/usr/lib/cups/filter/hpcac
/usr/lib/cups/filter/hplipjs
/usr/lib/cups/filter/hpps
/usr/lib/cups/filter/pstotiff
/usr/lib/pyshared/python2.7/cupsext.so
/usr/lib/pyshared/python2.7/hpmudext.so
/usr/lib/pyshared/python2.7/pcardext.so
/usr/lib/pyshared/python2.7/scanext.so
/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/cupsext.la
/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/cupsext.so
/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/hpmudext.la
/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/hpmudext.so
/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pcardext.la
/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pcardext.so
/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/scanext.la
/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/scanext.so
/usr/sbin/hpssd
/usr/share/bug/hplip/presubj
/usr/share/bug/hplip/script
/usr/share/cups/mime/pstotiff.convs
/usr/share/cups/mime/pstotiff.types
/usr/share/dbus-1/system-services/com.hp.hplip.service
/usr/share/doc/hplip/NEWS.Debian.gz
/usr/share/doc/hplip/changelog.Debian.gz
/usr/share/doc/hplip/copyright
/usr/share/doc/hplip/users-guide.txt
/usr/share/lintian/overrides/hplip
/usr/share/man/man1/hp-align.1.gz
/usr/share/man/man1/hp-check.1.gz
/usr/share/man/man1/hp-clean.1.gz
/usr/share/man/man1/hp-colorcal.1.gz
/usr/share/man/man1/hp-firmware.1.gz
/usr/share/man/man1/hp-info.1.gz
/usr/share/man/man1/hp-levels.1.gz
/usr/share/man/man1/hp-makeuri.1.gz
/usr/share/man/man1/hp-pkservice.1.gz
/usr/share/man/man1/hp-plugin.1.gz
/usr/share/man/man1/hp-probe.1.gz
/usr/share/man/man1/hp-query.1.gz
/usr/share/man/man1/hp-scan.1.gz
/usr/share/man/man1/hp-setup.1.gz
/usr/share/man/man1/hp-testpage.1.gz
/usr/share/man/man1/hp-timedate.1.gz
/usr/share/man/man1/hp-unload.1.gz
/usr/share/polkit-1/actions/com.hp.hplip.policy
/usr/share/pyshared/cupsext.la
/usr/share/pyshared/hpmudext.la
/usr/share/pyshared/pcardext.la
/usr/share/pyshared/scanext.la
Maybe the very first file on the list is the one you want. Or maybe it's /usr/bin/hp-setup. You would know better than me.

jdk

Last edited by jdkaye; 05-10-2014 at 11:11 AM.
 
  


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