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Old 03-07-2006, 04:46 PM   #1
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Printer Driver (and printer) install errors.

First off, i'm trying to install my HP Deskjet 970c, hooked up to the parallel port. I'm running slackware 9.1, with kernal 2.4.26, and KDE 3.2.3. I'm trying to install the HPIJS 2.1.4, but when i try to "make install", i get an error message after a few seconds.

make[2]: Entering directory `/root/Packages/Installed/HP Drivers/hpijs-2.1.4'
/root/Packages/Installed/HP Drivers/hpijs-2.1.4/install-sh -d /usr/share/ppd/HP
make[2]: /root/Packages/Installed/HP: Command not found
make[2]: *** [install-foomatic] Error 127
make[2]: Leaving directory `/root/Packages/Installed/HP Drivers/hpijs-2.1.4'
make[1]: *** [install-data-am] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/root/Packages/Installed/HP Drivers/hpijs-2.1.4'
make: *** [install-am] Error 2

I'm also getting the error "unknown URI" when i try to run CUPS, and select parallel for the connection typel.

For the record, my printer IS supported by both files, according to
Old 03-07-2006, 05:17 PM   #2
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Is there anything there;
ls /usr/share/ppd
is foomatic installed?
ls /usr/sbin/foomatic-*
Old 03-07-2006, 05:30 PM   #3
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/usr/share/ppd: looks like it has all kinds of HP drivers in it

foomatic does not appear to be installed. idid cat /usr/sbin/foomatic-*, and it said it could not be found.
Old 03-07-2006, 06:54 PM   #4
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update: downloaded and compiled foomatic 3.0.2 Is there anything else i need to do to get foomatic up and running?
Old 03-07-2006, 07:02 PM   #5
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still get "empty URI" after foomatic install. However, all drivers are updated from foomatic database.

when i type cat /proc/sys/dev/parport/parport*/autoprobe*, i get nothing, until i type:

modprobe -r lp parport_pc parport
modprobe lp

then, when i cat the parallel port, i get:

DESCRIPTION:Hewlett-Packard DeskJet 970C;

however, CUPS still says that the URI is empty.
Old 03-07-2006, 07:16 PM   #6
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disregard this post, i downloaded the latest version of CUPS and ran the CUPS installer, and under parallel, lp0 showed up. I selected this as the location, and the foomatic driver (hpijs foomatic) for the printer, and tried a test page, and it worked great.


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