adding to printer list for cups web interface

Robert Moskowitz rgm at
Wed Nov 12 04:32:07 UTC 2014

On 11/11/2014 05:46 PM, Ed Greshko wrote:
> On 11/12/14 11:31, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>> So I have an HP Officejet 8610 here and no Officejet in the supplied (default?) list.
>> When you use the gui tool, it goes off and seems to look for whatever is needed to support your printer.  Not the case here.  So how do I figure out which printer ppd file?  and how to add it to the list?
> Do you have hpijs installed?
> I have a HP Officejet Pro 8610 listed on my cups configuration when I attempt to modify a printer.  It show hpijs as the driver.
I was just figuring this out.  I am looking at the cups web interface 
for my notebook where I am able also have the printer. The 'joy' of a 
minimal server install is to figure out what you have to add to get it 
useful!  I installed hplip which also installed hpijs.

Now for the hp8600 I have a choice of hpijs or hpcups.  My notebook is 
using hpcups.  What is the difference?

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