Now 'filter failed' Re: adding to printer list for cups web interface

Robert Moskowitz rgm at
Wed Nov 12 04:37:36 UTC 2014

Actually was getting this error when I had the 'wrong' HP driver in use, 
but still getting it.  Google search is not helping all that much on 
this error.  Seems something I still need to configure.

On 11/11/2014 06:32 PM, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> 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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