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garyg007 05-25-2009 04:37 PM

hplip printer problem
 
I have an HP printer - C4200 series; Works fine in Slackware.
I am trying to get it to work in mepis-8.

Last thing done:
hplip and cups were both un-installed and re-installed with no errors
When I try to install the printer hplip raises the error:
Quote:

printer queue setup failed. Please restart cups and try again.
This was done more that once; the last time after removing and reinstalling both cups and hplip.

I tried to install the printer using cups and get the error:
Quote:

"Filter "hpcups" for printer "hp" not available: No such file or directory"
any help appreciated


Gary

Larry Webb 05-25-2009 06:01 PM

I had a similar problem when installing a hp printer and I used an earlier version of hplip. Check your cups version and hplip version in your Slack and see if it is different in Mepis.

garyg007 05-29-2009 05:12 PM

Thank you for the reply, Larry; I gave up on mepis, and installed Debian-lenny;
and hplip works like a champ

ccin1492 08-09-2009 12:19 PM

Adding the user to "sys" group will solve the first problem (at least it did for me). I'm still working on the second.

garyg007 08-10-2009 10:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ccin1492 (Post 3636796)
Adding the user to "sys" group will solve the first problem (at least it did for me). I'm still working on the second.

Thankyou for the response

Gary

ccin1492 08-28-2009 12:39 PM

I have a solution for the second issue.

It appears that HPLIP is putting stuff in one directory /usr/lib64/cups/filter, but CUPS is putting stuff in /usr/lib/cups/filter. So to fix my problem I linked the following files into /usr/lib/cups/filter so CUPS can see them.

hpcups*
hplipjs*
pstoraster*
pstopxl*

It might not hurt to cross link all files so that the directories are mirrors of each other.

shukuboy 09-28-2011 06:06 PM

Thanks ccin1492,

simlinking the first two : hpcups*hplipjs*

Did the job for me. As for the other two, they were already in lib/cups/filter folder and not in lib64/cups/filter.

Cheers,


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