Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 343841
hplip doesn't see gzipped HP-Fax-hplip PPD file
Last modified: 2009-07-14 14:24:18 EDT
Description of problem:
hplip doesn't contain any .ppd files that come with hplip all missing!
So theere are no drivers
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install hplip
2. doesn't print! no drivers to configure it!
Downloading the hplip from sourceforge and copying the ppd files into
/usr/share/ppd/ solves the problem and it all prints fine
As I understand it, all of the PPDs shipped with HPLIP are generated from foomatic.
Which printer are you trying to configure, and how are you going about
Installed on my desktop, the actual problem is that when you use the hp gui, at
the end it says that the driver doesn't exist for the above reason.
However if you ignore the error, it works just fine. So it appears to be an
issue with the gui looking in /usr/share/ppd/
I am using hp-setup to configure the printer by the way, and it is a networked
HP C6180 "all in one"
What does the error message say, precisely?
I've had the same error too.
First hp-toolbox says that there is no sudo/su utility to run the setup. After
runing hp-setup as super user, I was going to install my device, and at the end,
the error box appeared saying it can't find the HP fax ppd file (HP-Fax-hplip.ppd).
I searched into the /usr/share/foomatic/db/source/PPD/HP folder and locate
HP-Fax-hplip2.ppd and HP-Fax-hplip.ppd.gz. First I've tried to rename the
HP-Fax-hplip2.ppd to HP-Fax-hplip.ppd. Then the setup has found the file saying
it's wrong: it's driver for HP-fax2 device and that it's searching for HP-fax....
Then I've simply unpacked the HP-Fax-hplip.ppd.gz and everything worked fine...
(except the sudo thing).
BTW, I'm using HP Photosmart 3310
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