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angryjack Offline

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Posted: Feb. 02 2006,15:48 QUOTE

Anyone has an idea to add non-listed printer to CUPS ?

i tried it this way:

connected via file transfer server to my PC, connected via FTP and uploaded the PPD to /home/dsl.

Then i started EMELFM in superuser mode, created a new directory under /usr/share/cups/model and copied the PPD to this directory and reloaded CUPS.

The new printer group then appears with the printer inside, i could install the printer and CUPS says that it is installed but if i go to "configure printer"  the new printer did disappear ...

Any help appreciated !
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Posted: Feb. 13 2006,11:43 QUOTE

I had a similar issue with a HP 5740.  I had tried to load in a PPD file off the internet and load it into the Cups directory used for the PPD files /etc/cups/ppd  but it did not seem to work. Eventually I picked  a HP PPD (HP desktop 600)  that is listed in Cups that seems to work for my purpose.  

Not the best solution but ok for me for now.
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Posted: Feb. 13 2006,21:17 QUOTE

You may want to try to add the printer with lpadmin -P option to specify where the ppd is & -E at the end
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