CUPS hp deskjet driver install fails

Mike Jeays Mike.Jeays at
Wed Jun 8 00:09:34 GMT 2005

On Tue, 2005-06-07 at 19:00, Paul Schmehl wrote:
> I'm running 5.4 RELEASE.  I installed cups, set up two printers (one hplj 
> network printer and one hpdj parallel port printer) and printed test pages. 
> The network printer printed a test page just fine.  The parallel port 
> deskjet printer took about 45 minutes to print a test page.
> Thinking it was a driver problem (I was using the standard cups driver), I 
> installed print/hpijs using the WITH_CUPS=yes option.  Then I started up 
> print manager (in gnome2) to install the driver.  It failed with an error - 
> "CUPS is installed differently than expected.  There is no directory 
> '/usr/share/cups/model'.
> There *is* a directory /usr/local/share/cups/model, so I created the 
> /usr/share/cups directory and created a symlink in that directory to 
> /usr/local/share/cups/model.
> I then attempted to install the driver again and got the following error 
> message:
> "Line longer than the maximum allowed (255 characters) at 
> 1:'/usr/local/share/ppd/HP/HP-Deskjet_932C-hpijs.ppd.gz' (which is the 
> driver I'm trying to install.)
> Does anyone have a suggestion for my next step?
> Paul Schmehl (pauls at
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> University of Texas at Dallas
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I had a similar problem with a printer on the parallel port - the answer
was the lptcontrol command, to switch it from interrupt to polled mode.
Look at "man lptcontrol".

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