Having trouble printing to my HP OJ Pro 8600 all-in-one
mahan at mahan.org
Fri Nov 25 21:50:15 UTC 2016
On 11/23/16 8:02 AM, Ben Woods wrote:
> On 23 November 2016 at 14:58, Patrick Mahan <mahan at mahan.org
> <mailto:mahan at mahan.org>> wrote:
> On 11/22/16 9:06 PM, Ben Woods wrote:
> >> On 23 November 2016 at 12:22, Patrick Mahan <mahan at mahan.org <mailto:mahan at mahan.org>>
> >> <mailto:mahan at mahan.org <mailto:mahan at mahan.org>>> wrote:
> >> All,
> >> System info:
> >> CPU: Intel I7 w/8 cpus @ 3.20 GHz
> >> MEM: 12 Gbytes
> >> HDD: 1 TB Seagate Barracuda (FreeBSD is on a 500G partition)
> >> OS: FreeBSD 9.3-RELEASE-p21
> >> I just update my binary packages (after much much pain) since they were
> >> so out of date. One of the items that seemed to drastically was CUPS.
> >> I had CUPS-2.0.1 and now have CUPS-2.2.1, but it seems I have lost all
> >> printing ability. I re-installed all available cups packages (except
> >> can't see where that exists) along with gutenprint and hplip. I see on
> >> the ports page that there a secondary package called hplip-plugins but
> >> pkg will not install it as it says it cannot find any package matching
> >> that name.
> >> Cups sees the printer, it seems up, but when I attempt to print a test
> >> page, I get the following error:
> >> Unable to print test page:
> >> Unsupported format "text/plain".
> >> Looking in /usr/local/etc/cups and I don't see any definition for
> >> "text/plain". Also, the cups filter in the .ppd for the printer
> >> is set to "application/vnd.cups-raster 0 hpcups", but I can find
> >> no definition of vnd.cups-raster nor hpcups.
> >> Tried googling and most of the solutions are targeted for Linux
> >> platforms and are packages that I no longer see in the ports tree.
> >> Any pointers, suggestions, how to's are appreciated. This has been
> >> the main print server in my office and a couple of colleagues with
> >> Apple devices (iPads, iPhones and Macbooks) depend on it for printing.
> >> Thanks,
> >> Patrick
> > On 22 November 2016, Ben Woods <woodsb02 at gmail.com <mailto:woodsb02 at gmail.com>> wrote:
> > What make/model of printer do you have? Is it supported with or without the
> > plugin (check at link below):
> > http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/supported_devices/index.html
> Yep, it's supported. I forgot to mention it earlier, but it is a
> HP OfficeJet Pro 8600 aio.
> > Have you tried removing the printer from the config, and re-adding it?
> I've been hesitant to do so as I also support the AirPrint via the avahi daemon
> and I was hoping not to mess with any of that, but if I gotta, I gotta.
> > hplip-plugin is not available as a package because of license restrictions. It
> > can be installed from ports (make sure the hplip-plugin ports version matches the
> > hplip package version).
> > http://www.freshports.org/print/hplip-plugin
> > http://hplipopensource.com/node/309 <http://hplipopensource.com/node/309>
> > Don't follow the instructions on how to install the plugin from the hplip
> > website, just install it from ports if required.
> Ah that explains it, maybe the description could be updated to include this
> tidbit of information. I just update the ports tree, so I'll go build it
> > Regards,
> > Ben
> Thanks for the help,
> Hi Patrick,
> According to that hplip website the OfficeJet pro 8600 doesn't require the plugin
> to work:
> "Driver plug-in: None See note^8
> The 8600 is one of the models of printer which used to come with a PPD driver in
> the print/hplip package, however it no longer does. Instead the PPD driver is
> dynamically generated at the time the printer is added (hence me recommending
> removing and then re-adding the printer).
> See the details in the bug report below where another user has a similar problem
> with the same printer:
> From: Benjamin Woods
> woodsb02 at gmail.com <mailto:woodsb02 at gmail.com>
I did a delete of the printer then I added it back. I am still seeing the error
"Unsupported format: text/plain"
Thanks for the help.
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