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Old 02-09-2011, 10:44 AM
Helmut Jarausch
 
Default cups & hplib - how to divorce

Hi,

I think cups-1.4.6 and my HP printer via USB can't live in harmony.

Often, it gets stuck. Then it tries to use feed 1 (manual feed)
although I have configured cups to use feed 2.

Can I just remove hlip from my system, delete and add my printer again
in cups.

Has anybody made similar experience?

Many thanks for a hint,
Helmut.
 
Old 02-09-2011, 10:58 AM
Daniel Pielmeier
 
Default cups & hplib - how to divorce

2011/2/9 Helmut Jarausch <jarausch@igpm.rwth-aachen.de>:
> Hi,
>
> I think *cups-1.4.6 and my HP printer via USB can't live in harmony.
>
> Often, it gets stuck. Then it tries to use feed 1 (manual feed)
> although I have configured cups to use feed 2.
>
> Can I just remove hlip from my system, delete and add my printer again
> in cups.
>
> Has anybody made similar experience?

Does it work with stable cups?
Do you use in kernel USB printer support or libusb?

--
Daniel Pielmeier
 
Old 02-09-2011, 11:07 AM
Helmut Jarausch
 
Default cups & hplib - how to divorce

On 02/09/2011 12:58:07 PM, Daniel Pielmeier wrote:
> 2011/2/9 Helmut Jarausch <jarausch@igpm.rwth-aachen.de>:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I think *cups-1.4.6 and my HP printer via USB can't live in
> harmony.
> >
> > Often, it gets stuck. Then it tries to use feed 1 (manual feed)
> > although I have configured cups to use feed 2.
> >
> > Can I just remove hlip from my system, delete and add my printer
> again
> > in cups.
> >
> > Has anybody made similar experience?
>
> Does it work with stable cups?
> Do you use in kernel USB printer support or libusb?
>
AFAIR it worked just fine with CUPS-1.3.x

I do have CONFIG_USB_PRINTER=y in my kernel configuration.

Thanks, Daniel,

Helmut.
 
Old 02-09-2011, 12:32 PM
Daniel Pielmeier
 
Default cups & hplib - how to divorce

2011/2/9 Helmut Jarausch <jarausch@igpm.rwth-aachen.de>:
> AFAIR it worked just fine with CUPS-1.3.x

Then why don't you use stable cups?

> I do have CONFIG_USB_PRINTER=y in my kernel configuration.

New cups 1.4 can make use of the libusb package via the usb use flag.
Without it uses the kernel USB support CONFIG_USB_PRINTER.
If you want to use cups-1.4, I recommend to compile kernel USB support
as module CONFIG_USB_PRINTER=m instead of built-in.
This way you can test both methods without conflicts.

Compile cups-1.4 with usb use flag and blacklist the usblp module to
test if it works with libusb. To test if it works with the kernel
module remove the blacklist entry and compile cups without usb use
flag.

Btw: cups-1.4 is not stable because of issues with usb support ([1]
see also the depending bugs), so if both methods do not work for you I
recommend using cups-1.3 for the time being.

[1] http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=333781

PS: You can only get rid of hplip if your printer is directly
supported by cups and cups only supports a few HP printer. So in
general you are better of with hplip.

--
Daniel Pielmeier
 

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