HP networked printer -- hp-setup won't use, hp-probe finds

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl
Sat Jun 2 08:29:53 UTC 2012

seems you like to incredibly complicated things.

It just happens that i configured that printer in one office and there is 
NO NEED for this windows-style crappy shit from HP.

/usr/ports/print/hplip (make config and disable GUI trash) is enough.

scanning works directly to SMB exported shares or mails - just connect by 
WWW browser to http://yourprinterip and configure it.

printing works fine with this lpr filter

export PATH=/usr/bin:/usr/sbin:/bin:/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/local/sbin
/usr/local/bin/gs -q -dBATCH -dPARANOIDSAFER -dQUIET -dNOPAUSE \
-sDEVICE=ijs -sIjsServer=hpijs -sDeviceManufacturer="HEWLETT-PACKARD" \
-sDeviceModel="deskjet 5600" -dIjsUseOutputFD -dDEVICEWIDTHPOINTS=595 \
-sIjsParams=Quality:Quality=0,Quality:ColorMode=2,Quality:MediaType=0,Quality:PenSet=2 \
-sOutputFile=/tmp/$$ - >/dev/null
cat /tmp/$$
rm /tmp/$$

that's all. Work for whole office without trash software installed on 
(windoze) workstation or unix server.

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