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

Thomas Mueller mueller23 at insightbb.com
Sat Jun 2 10:45:49 UTC 2012

From: Wojciech Puchar <wojtek at wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl>:

> 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

> #!/bin/sh
> 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.

Your message is worth saving, gives me some new ideas on getting that recalcitrant printer (HP M1212nf MFP) to work.


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