This leaves us with three choices: The same is done with USB devices. But if foomatic-rip “knows” about the available printer, it will translate the PostScript data directly to the printer’s language, without creating the intermediate raster file. When you are on the database entry page of your printer Fig. Configuring the daemons of HPOJ is easy thanks to an interactive text mode setup tool which auto-detects all locally connected multi-function devices and walks you step-by-step through the setup. What we will demonstrate:

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The instructions below are for HPOJ 0,9.

There is also one “recommended” driver from which we expect that it gives the best output quality. Then you can use all standard scanning tools as for example the graphical environment ” xsane “. I then installed the PPD for the “pcl3” driver, and that was doomatic better, so I removed the printer that used the “cdj” driver and kept the “pcl3” printer.

Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. In this case simply install these packages with the package installation tools of your distribution.

foomatic-rip(1) – Linux man page

So you don’t loose all the fine-tuning which you did on your printers. The cuups exception is HP: A not so nice options listing one gets also with. The PPD file is downloaded from linuxprinting. Not needing much more space than a usual printer they are printer, scanner, copier, fax machine, and sometimes also photo memory card reader and many of them do even all their work in color. Make sure that it has access to the GhostScript fonts, either by installing also the appropriate fpomatic package or by making it using the same font paths as your distribution’s GhostScript.


It uses ‘traditional’ ghostscript devices such as “cdj”, foomatjc, “ijs”, etcetera instead. As you can see, there are many drivers to choose from for my printer: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The development for fax support will be started soon.

In addition, if I want to use a Foomatic PPD, the Foomatic PPD for hpijs for this printer was already installed by the hpijs-ppds package, so I can use the hpijs driver the recommended driver for this printer, as we shall see right away. This can be either foomxtic of the native CUPS filters or foomatic-rip.

The only problem is that the multi-function devices of most brands do not work under free software, or, if you are lucky, they only print. I choose the HP DeskJetwhich takes me to this page. Check whether your desired driver is in the list of “Available devices”.

foomatic-rip(1) – Linux man page

Finally you need to add a filtering printer that uses the new PPD, as explained in this howto. Foomatic is a configurable xups filter. The page says that the type of the cdj driver is “Ghostscript”.

A suggestion for a file name you find in the comments in the beginning of the file.


After a moment when ” lpstat -t ” works again you can set up a print queue, either on the command line. The command line to configure the printer requires the printer database ID, which for older printer entries is a number. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Do not cut and paste it with your mouse.

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On the main cuups of the web interface one clicks on “Manage Printers” and in the printer list on and then on the “Configure Printer” button of the desired printer entry.

Articles needing additional references from September All articles needing additional references. If your printer is not supported by either of these driver foomatiic, you may yet be able to find a Foomatic PPD for your printer. Here we will take CUPS as example spooler to show how to set up the printer queue. It is also shown whenever you restart HPOJ “ptal-init restart”. September Learn how and when to remove this template message.