Having trouble printing to my HP OJ Pro 8600 all-in-one
mahan at mahan.org
Fri Nov 25 23:46:55 UTC 2016
On 11/23/16 8:50 PM, Gary Aitken wrote:
> On 11/22/16 21:22, Patrick Mahan wrote:
>> 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 so out of date.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 client,
>> 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.
> I had a similar problem with my HP Officejet Pro 8500.
> All you should need to install is:
> will force install of:
> You do not want any of the other cups packages
> Installing gutenprint-cups should force installation of all of the
> following that I have installed except the two hplip packages,
> which I don't think are needed:
> $ pkg info | egrep "cups|ghost|guten|hplip|fooma"
> cups-2.2.1 Common UNIX Printing System
> cups-filters-1.11.4 Additional backends, filters and other software for CUPS
> foomatic-db-20161105 Database for integrating printer drivers with common spoolers
> foomatic-db-engine-4.0.12_1,2 Foomatic database engine
> foomatic-db-hpijs-1.4 Foomatic data for the HPIJS printer drivers
> ghostscript9-agpl-base-9.16_5 Ghostscript 9.x PostScript interpreter, base part
> gimp-gutenprint-5.2.10_3 GutenPrint Printer Driver
> gutenprint-5.2.10 The "meta-port" for GutenPrint
> gutenprint-base-5.2.10_2 GutenPrint Printer Driver
> gutenprint-cups-5.2.10_3 GutenPrint Printer Driver
> gutenprint-foomatic-5.2.10_2 GutenPrint Printer Driver
> hplip-3.16.10 Drivers and utilities for HP Printers and All-in-One devices
> hplip-plugin-3.16.10 Binary plugin for some HP Printers and All-in-One devices
> Note that it's hplip-plugin, not plugins
> However, I'm pretty sure hplip and hplip-plugin are not needed;
> I meant to remove them but haven't done it yet.
> Look in /var/log/cups/error_log and tell us what you see.
Thanks for the info, I checked and see that I'm missing
'foomatic-db-engine-4.0.12_1,2', 'gimp-gutenprint-5.2.10_3' and
I have added them to my installation:
mahan at gypsy-new-~ 1 > pkg info | egrep "cups|ghost|guten|hplip|fooma"
cups-2.2.1 Common UNIX Printing System
cups-filters-1.11.4 Additional backends, filters and other software
cups-pdf-2.6.1_4 Virtual printer for CUPS to produce PDF files
foomatic-db-20161105 Database for integrating printer drivers with
foomatic-db-engine-4.0.12_1,2 Foomatic database engine
foomatic-db-hpijs-1.4 Foomatic data for the HPIJS printer drivers
ghostscript9-agpl-base-9.16_5 Ghostscript 9.x PostScript interpreter, base part
ghostscript9-agpl-x11-9.16_2 Ghostscript 9.x PostScript interpreter, X11 support
gimp-gutenprint-5.2.10_3 GutenPrint Printer Driver
gnome-cups-manager-0.31_16,1 Administration tool for cups
gutenprint-base-5.2.10_2 GutenPrint Printer Driver
gutenprint-cups-5.2.10_3 GutenPrint Printer Driver
gutenprint-foomatic-5.2.10_2 GutenPrint Printer Driver
hplip-3.16.10 Drivers and utilities for HP Printers and
hplip-plugin-3.16.10 Binary plugin for some HP Printers and All-in-One
libgnomecups-0.2.3_8,1 Support library for gnome cups administration
I have removed and re-added it to my CUPS configuration:
mahan at gypsy-new# cat /usr/local/etc/cups/printers.conf
# Printer configuration file for CUPS v2.2.1
# Written by cupsd on 2016-11-25 14:20
# DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE WHEN CUPSD IS RUNNING
Info HP OfficeJet Pro 8600 All-in-One
Location Downstairs in Patrick's office
MakeModel HP Officejet Pro 8600, hpcups 3.14.4
JobSheets none none
But when I attempt to print I get
mahan at gypsy-new-~ 5> /usr/local/bin/lpr-cups -POJ8600AIO ~/.emacs
/usr/local/bin/lpr-cups: Unsupported document-format "text/plain"
But I see that in /usr/local/share/cups/mime/*.types I find:
mahan at gypsy-new-~ 6 > grep "text/plain" /usr/local/share/cups/mime/*.types
But I'm getting nothing but failures.
Looking at /var/log/cups/error_log does show the following (snipped from the full
D [25/Nov/2016:15:04:50 -0800] Send-Document ipp://localhost:631/printers/OJ8600AIO
D [25/Nov/2016:15:04:50 -0800] cupsdIsAuthorized: requesting-user-name="mahan"
D [25/Nov/2016:15:04:50 -0800] [Job 238] Auto-typing file...
D [25/Nov/2016:15:04:50 -0800] [Job 238] Request file type is text/plain.
D [25/Nov/2016:15:04:50 -0800] Send-Document
client-error-document-format-not-supported: Unsupported document-format
E [25/Nov/2016:15:04:50 -0800] [Client 473] Returning IPP
client-error-document-format-not-supported for Send-Document
(ipp://localhost:631/printers/OJ8600AIO) from localhost
D [25/Nov/2016:15:04:50 -0800] [Client 473] Content-Length: 166
D [25/Nov/2016:15:04:50 -0800] [Client 473] cupsdSendHeader: code=200,
So it is saying that this is not supported. The question is why?
Thanks for helping!
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