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Author Topic: HPLIP: ppd file missing in Vector?  (Read 3086 times)

ppetitjean

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HPLIP: ppd file missing in Vector?
« on: October 26, 2009, 02:08:36 am »

Hello from France,
The file:hp-deskjet_f2100_series-hpijs.ppd.gz present in the original source (works fine with my printer) seems to miss in the Vector package.
Any hints?
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Re: HPLIP: ppd file missing in Vector?
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2009, 07:15:19 am »

I think you may be using the newest hplip.  It does not seem to be complete to me as it covers far less printers than the previous version. 
Use gslapt to downgrade back to hplip version 2.8.12

You should then be able to find the ppd you want here...
/usr/share/cups/model/HP/hp-deskjet_f2100_series-hpijs.ppd
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Re: HPLIP: ppd file missing in Vector?
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2009, 08:39:20 am »

-hplip version 2.8.12 did not worked for me at all: socket communication error

-hplip version 3.9.2 from the repos worked fine for the scanner and  for most of the hp utilities ("Gestionnaire de périphériques")

The printer works now with a dirty fix: the hp-deskjet_f2100_series-hpijs.ppd taken from the hplip-3.9.8 tarball source in  usr/share/cups/model/HP/ (and a foomatic-rip-hplip in  /usr/lib/cups/filter/

Everything works but....
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Re: HPLIP: ppd file missing in Vector?
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2010, 08:09:53 am »

I think you may be using the newest hplip.  It does not seem to be complete to me as it covers far less printers than the previous version. 
Use gslapt to downgrade back to hplip version 2.8.12
You should then be able to find the ppd you want here...
/usr/share/cups/model/HP/hp-deskjet_f2100_series-hpijs.ppd

I had some times to try that again and it works...
I feel sorry

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Re: HPLIP: ppd file missing in Vector?
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2010, 03:21:34 pm »

No worries.  Just glad you got it going and stuck with Vector.
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