hpijs/hplip, foomatic-rip, and CUPS 1.2.0

Anthony Agelastos iqgrande at gmail.com
Tue Jul 18 00:31:03 UTC 2006

On Jul 17, 2006, at 7:49 PM, Anish Mistry wrote:
> On Monday 17 July 2006 19:05, Anthony Agelastos wrote:
>> 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
>> I do not remember if I created the user + group cups & hplip or if
>> the system automatically did so for me. In any event, there are the
>> following entries:
> The hplip port automatically creates the user.  If you are using hplip
> then you shouldn't have ulpt in your kernel or be loading it as a
> module.  eg.  You printer MUST attach as a ugen device.  Once it is
> attaching as a ugen device you should run hp-setup to correctly
> configure the printer via the HP utilities.
> If there is any confusion I'd suggest updating to 1.6.6a from the
> following PR and following all the instructions in the pkg-message
> from the PR as it explains everything you need to do to get hpluip up
> and running correctly.
> http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=100413
> --  
> Anish Mistry
> amistry at am-productions.biz
> AM Productions http://am-productions.biz/

  I am running a kernel that is GENERIC with the only change in that  
it compiles for i686 (I commented out the i486 and i586 cpu lines).  
After going through it, it looks as if I need to recompile the kernel  
and comment out the ulpt lines. The following is in my /etc/ 
devfs.rules file:

add path 'unlpt*' mode 0660 group cups
add path 'ulpt*' mode 0660 group cups
add path 'ugen*' group operator
add path 'ugen*' mode 0660

Would I keep the u?lpt lines? With the printer that I am using (hp  
LaserJet 1160 Le connected via USB), would it be better for me to use  
the FreeBSD port hplip or the port hpijs? Would I need to do this  
step for both of them? 

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