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Old 06-17-2017, 07:26 AM   #1
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cups-2 search or add printer dialog don't work


cups-2.2.3
usb-local-printer HP-CLJ-2500l
driver=hp2500_6.ppd

After clicking 3 times "search new printer"
it gives up with " no printer found

clicking "add new printer" a endless watch appears.

Any guess would be helpful.
Many thanks in advance.
 
Old 06-17-2017, 11:35 AM   #2
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Do you have hplip installed? What Linux distro and version?

Here's the relevant page from the hplip site.
 
Old 06-17-2017, 12:47 PM   #3
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hplip is a HTML script and does not work at all.
My system is debian like. If you want to know a software version I can give it.
cups-1 worked right fine half a year ago.
Ah - I instaled ntfs-3g_ntfsprogs-2016.2.22.tgz to read and write a external usb-hd from my smart-TV.
So I need ntfs support too -hmm. Any hint?
fuse problem?

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Old 06-17-2017, 03:28 PM   #4
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hplip isn't a script, it's a huge package which contains lots of HP drivers and a printer model database. It also includes a user interface (written in Python, not html) which I agree is pretty useless, so you often need to use the cups interface instead to configure your printer. All the same, you do need to have hplip installed too. Cups by itself isn't enough.
 
Old 06-17-2017, 07:05 PM   #5
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So what interface are you using to access cups? I have seen similar problems when using system-config-printer. If that is the case try using a web browser and go to localhost:631.
 
Old 06-18-2017, 10:40 AM   #6
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Almost all distros have HPLIP, and you'd be advised to add it to your home-made one!
http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/index.html
 
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So what interface are you using to access cups? I have seen similar problems when using system-config-printer. If that is the case try using a web browser and go to localhost:631.
I think he is already using this interface, judging by the options he mentions in the first post. They look like stuff from the cups admin page. That's why I think a lack of hplip might be the problem.

btw I have never been able to get an HP printer to install using the python-based hplip interface. cups usually detects the printer but on one occasion I had to enter a path to the ppd by hand.
 
  


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