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Re: hplip new in main pkgsrc: special considerations needed?
Thomas Mueller <mueller23%insightbb.com@localhost> writes:
> Are there any special considerations needed regarding kernel
> config and modules needed for hplip to work on a USB HP LaserJet?
> Like disabling ulpt?
I recently (March 2012) got a printer/scanner working with hplip
(based on a NetBSD package for "hplip3" in category "wip" on a web
server in Sweden), and I definitely had to disable ulpt from the
kernel so that the device could be attached as ugen.
I also had a bad time with the permissions on the /dev/files; my
#"ktruss" on "cupsd" shows that the "hp" back end gets:
# setgid(0x3ee) = 0 [1006=lp]
# setgroups(0x1, 0x648c0) = 0 [array - can't tell contents]
# setuid(0x3eb) = 0 [1003=lp]
# It looks as though user or group "lp" must be able to talk to
# (write to) at least /dev/usb0 and /dev/ugen0.00. I tried making
# them available to a new group ("usb") of which lp was made a
# member, and I tried making them available to lp's login group
# ("sys"); neither worked. Reluctantly:
chgrp lp /dev/usb[0-7] /dev/ugen*
chmod 0660 /dev/usb[0-7] /dev/ugen*
After that I still had trouble adding the printer from the CUPS
web interface ("Unable to get list of printer drivers: Internal
Server Error", which is found in log as: E [17/Mar/2012:19:35:22
-0400] PID 26842 (/usr/pkg/libexec/cups/daemon/cups-driverd) crashed
on signal 11). So I found the PPD file location and invoked the
set-up program at the command line (the printer model is "PSC 1510"):
pkg_info -L hplip | grep 1510
I couldn't print the CUPS test page properly, but my other tests
passed so at that point I declared "good enough":
# - HP test page: passed (above)
# - text (echo "Hello world" | lpr): passes
# - a2ps: passes
# - firefox print Alcor home page: passes
# - gimp print image with Gutenprint: passes
# - CUPS test page: FAILS: prints:
# ... as though the foomatic filters are not used?
# Anyway, I can live with a failing CUPS test page.
Note that I had to experiment with PPD files to select the right one.
Anyway, the whole ordeal took several days of ktrussing and cursing.
I hope this saves you some aggravation...
Ms. Anne Bennett, as a private citizen: anne%porcupine.montreal.qc.ca@localhost
Also reachable more officially at work: anne%encs.concordia.ca@localhost
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