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Old 04-19-2007, 05:19 PM   #1
htamayo
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install a printer in etch PPD files


Hi, I have a hp laserjet 2100 plug to my cpu via lpt, when i go to the printer applet in debian etch, after init the "wizard" to install a new printer, after select the model of my printer the next window ask me to "select the PPD file" my question is:
where is those ppd files? are ther in etc? do i need to install some package?

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Old 04-19-2007, 05:22 PM   #2
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You can download them from the HP website, provided HP has them for download in the first place. Provided they're there, save them in a folder you know of. Then navigate in the wizard to that folder.
 
Old 04-19-2007, 05:28 PM   #3
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Have you tried CUPS? I just looked and there is a foomatic driver for your printer.

http://localhost:631/
 
Old 04-19-2007, 05:29 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by htamayo
Hi, I have a hp laserjet 2100 plug to my cpu via lpt, when i go to the printer applet in debian etch, after init the "wizard" to install a new printer, after select the model of my printer the next window ask me to "select the PPD file" my question is:
where is those ppd files? are ther in etc? do i need to install some package?

thanks to all
If you installed using the official installer they should already be there check for the hplip-ppds package as being installed. If installed then it should just be a matter of selecting from the list presented, below is the description of the package with some extra information you may want to check.

Code:
apt-cache show hplip-ppds
Package: hplip-ppds
Status: install ok installed
Priority: optional
Section: utils
Installed-Size: 13280
Maintainer: Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <hmh@debian.org>
Architecture: all
Source: hplip
Version: 0.9.7-4
Suggests: hpijs, hplip
Description: HP Linux Printing and Imaging - PPD files
 This package contains PPD (printer definition) files for the
 printers supported by the HP Linux Printing and Imaging System.
 .
 These PPDs should work well with this version of HPLIP and HPIJS,
 but may not be the most up-to-date PPDs available for a given
 printer.  See the foomatic-filters-ppds and foomatic-db-hpijs
 packages, or http://linuxprinting.org/ for the latest version
 of the PPDs.
 
  


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