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Old 06-13-2008, 12:53 PM   #1
barn63
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CUPS and HP printers


I have installed an ipp printer. It installs fine....but not really. When I got to http://localhost:631/printers/ I get this message next to the printer name: "/usr/lib/cups/filter/foomatic-rip-hplip failed"

I have searched but I can't seem to find anything. Has anyone else had this problem?
 
Old 06-13-2008, 12:56 PM   #2
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This may apply to you from "changes and hints"
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There is a minor problem with the HPLIP and CUPS versions in Slackware 12.1;
hp-toolbox will not work unless LC_ALL is set to a UTF8 locale.
An easy workaround is to start it with "LC_ALL=$LANG.UTF8 hp-toolbox" if
you're not using a UTF8 locale. Also, your user account must be a member
of the "lp" group for hp-toolbox to work properly, and to use the scanner
portion of some (all?) HP print/scan/copy units, you'll need to be a member
of the "lp" group. This is due to the fact that hplip's udev rules set
the device with group "lp" ownership.
 
Old 06-13-2008, 03:39 PM   #3
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I had removed the sane package because I thought I wouldn't need it. Turns out hplip requires it to run properly. I had tried to compile hplip from source and the configure script failed because sane was missing. One more question. I noticed that CUPS will scan your subnet for networked printers. We have all of our printers located on a different subnet with static IP addresses. Can I set CUPS to scan a different subnet for printers?
 
Old 10-12-2008, 01:58 PM   #4
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I have installed an ipp printer. It installs fine....but not really. When I got to http://localhost:631/printers/ I get this message next to the printer name: "/usr/lib/cups/filter/foomatic-rip-hplip failed"

I have searched but I can't seem to find anything. Has anyone else had this problem?
I had the same problem with Slackware 12.0 and 12.1 : One package was missing in my installation : fontconfig

It is in the x directory of your Slackware DVD
 
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Old 07-26-2010, 07:12 PM   #5
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I had the same problem with Slackware 12.0 and 12.1 : One package was missing in my installation : fontconfig

It is in the x directory of your Slackware DVD
I realize this is a very old thread and probably taboo, but I googled and googled and searched for a reason why I couldn't print a test page from the cups web interface.

Then I found this post, installed fontconfig, and surprise surprise everything worked. I tried to install a minimal server and hence left out the [x] package series.

I'm using Slackware 13.1 so this is still an issue and relevant.

THANK YOU!!
 
  


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