CUPS and gimp and openoffice

David Benfell benfell at
Mon Jan 29 23:16:57 UTC 2007

On Mon, 29 Jan 2007 22:36:17 +0100, Roland Smith wrote:
> <snip>
> > 
> > > > In the GIMP, set up the printer as PostScript level 2, and also provide
> > > > the PPD file.

> > Okay, I did this, but CUPS never sees print jobs from the Gimp.  How is
> In the printer setup dialog, you also have to specify the print
> command. I use "lp -s -dclj2550 -oraw". You'll need to adapt that to the
> name of your printer.
> BTW, I've got the following variables set in /etc/make.conf, so that the
> base system will not override the cups binaries after the next
> buildworld:
> NO_LPR=true
[Grunt]  Okay, I've got it working now.

I had to specify the path of the CUPS lp command (/usr/local/bin).  Because,
yes, I've been doing lots of updates, while upgrading this system, and
buildworld hasn't just happened once, but several times.

> > Next question:  How to get OpenOffice to recognize all the printer
> > attributes?  Spadmin doesn't seem to want to deal with PPD files.
> Since I don't use openoffice, I can't help you here.
It prints, but the printer has duplex capability that I only want to
use most (not all) of the time.  That's really the only issue.


David Benfell, LCP
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