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Re: Some progress in support for HP USB printer/scanners

On Sat, Sep 29, 2012 at 09:35:20PM +0530, Mayuresh wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 22, 2012 at 03:36:50PM +0530, Mayuresh wrote:
> > Have always struggled to get HP USB all-in-one printer (F380) on NetBSD,
> > though hplip and sane are known to support it and they work on Linux.
> > 
> > Some of the past mails on this are in this thread:
> >
> > 
> > Recently I tried it on 6.0 rc1. Do not know whether changes from 5.1 to
> > 6.0 in NetBSD or any developments in hplip have helped, though now the
> > device is getting detected fine (with ugen enabled in kernel, which was
> > tried before also).

Ok, here is the final solution that works pretty well for me:

Removed cups, hplip, foomatic* except for foomatic4-filters. Feel good
that not so many of them are really needed.

The ppd files that did not work despite my model no being mentioned there

So I borrowed a ppd file which worked for me on Linux. On Linux its
location was:

Apparently foomatic4-db has more recent files though they are in xml form
and foomatic-ppdfile tools is supposed to convert them to ppd. I couldn't
quite figure that out. So decided to live with above borrowed ppd file.

In summary all I required was foomatic-rip from foomatic4-filters package
and above mentioned ppd file borrowed from Linux package.

Now I can simply redirect foomatic-rip's output to the printer device. I
can even set classical lpd service now, though currently I am not looking
for spooling.

Hope this helps or at least encourages someone trying to set up USB
printers that may not be working easily on NetBSD.


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