hpijs/hplip, foomatic-rip, and CUPS 1.2.0

Anthony Agelastos iqgrande at gmail.com
Mon Jul 17 11:24:13 UTC 2006

On Jul 16, 2006, at 11:19 PM, John Merryweather Cooper wrote:

> Anthony Agelastos wrote:
>> On Jul 16, 2006, at 10:08 PM, John Merryweather Cooper wrote:
>>> Anthony Agelastos wrote:
>>>> On Jul 16, 2006, at 3:19 PM, Doug Barton wrote:
>>>>> For future reference, please don't post to both -ports and - 
>>>>> questions.
>>>> Thank you for this clarification.
>>>>> Anthony Agelastos wrote:
>>>>>> Does anyone out there have network printing working with hpijs/ 
>>>>>> hplip and
>>>>>> CUPS 1.2.0?
>>>>> Yes. You need to follow the instructions at
>>>>> file:///usr/local/share/doc/hplip-0.9.11/install/step4/cups/ 
>>>>> net.html
>>>> I do not think I explained my situation very well. This printer  
>>>> (hp LaserJet 1160Le) is connected directly to my FreeBSD server  
>>>> via USB. If I print something logged on the server (via lp for  
>>>> instance), it prints. I wish to print to this printer from all  
>>>> of the computers on my LAN. When I try to print something from  
>>>> one of these computers, that is when it bombs and displays the  
>>>> foomatic-rip error message (foomatic-rip failed).
>>>> The directions on that sheet appear to be if I wanted to print  
>>>> to this network printer that wasn't directly connected to the  
>>>> FreeBSD server. Am I mistaken about this? Also, there is no  
>>>> button on the printer that will print such a page, so I would  
>>>> have to figure out how to find this IP address by other means. I  
>>>> cannot see how to find it in the CUPS web interface. I assume  
>>>> CUPS issues it an IP address.
>>>> The error_log that I have posted on previous threads is attached  
>>>> to this email (the successful print jobs were done locally while  
>>>> the error occurred when I printed to the printer from my MacBook  
>>>> Pro). Does anyone have any suggestions? I should note that prior  
>>>> to the CUPS upgrade to 1.2.0 (and the recent gnutls update), my  
>>>> setup was working (I was able to print from the server itself as  
>>>> well as all of the rest of the computers on my LAN). I have  
>>>> rebuilt all packages several times (except for the OS).
>>>> On my MacBook Pro, when I go to the CUPS web interface, I see  
>>>> the following for the printer:
>>>> hp_LaserJet_1160Le at    HP LaserJet 1160 Foomatic/ 
>>>> hpijs (recommended)       Description: hp LaserJet 1160Le
>>>> Location: Den
>>>> Printer State: idle, accepting jobs.
>>>> is the IP address of my FreeBSD server on my LAN. It  
>>>> looks as if Mac OS X 10.4.7 runs CUPS 1.1.23, but I could be  
>>>> mistaken. It has found the printer through Bonjour (zeroconf I  
>>>> believe is another name for it), so I didn't have to do any  
>>>> configuring. Could there be an incompatibility within these  
>>>> versions of CUPS? I have found the following page which lists  
>>>> several issues and talks about how CUPS 1.2.0 is broken in  
>>>> several places. Could one of these be the issue?
>>>> http://www.bsdforums.org/forums/showthread.php?t=42391
>>>>>> On a sidenote, I was having difficulties installing hpijs when  
>>>>>> hplip was
>>>>>> already installed
>>>>> I'm working on that.
>>>> Thank you for your assistance on this.
>>>>> Doug
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>>> You need to restart CUPS when the printer "attaches" via USB or  
>>> else CUPS won't know about the USB port and you'll get this error  
>>> every time.
>> I just did a /usr/local/etc/rc.d/cupsd restart and then printed  
>> something from my laptop. Same error.
>> dell# lpstat -t
>> scheduler is running
>> no system default destination
>> device for Create_PDF: cups-pdf:/
>> device for hp_LaserJet_1160Le: /dev/ulpt0
>> Create_PDF accepting requests since Sun Jun 25 11:27:52 2006
>> hp_LaserJet_1160Le accepting requests since Sun Jul 16 22:36:15 2006
>> printer Create_PDF is idle.  enabled since Sun Jun 25 11:27:52 2006
>> printer hp_LaserJet_1160Le is idle.  enabled since Sun Jul 16  
>> 22:36:15 2006
>>         /usr/local/libexec/cups/filter/foomatic-rip failed
>> hp_LaserJet_1160Le-30   iqgrande          7168   Sun Jul 16  
>> 22:36:02 2006
>>> jmc
> What are the permissions/ownership on /dev/ulpt0?
> jmc

It is possible that the group "cups" was setup incorrectly by me. How  
do I check this? What properties do you have for this group?

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