HOWTO:Setting up a printer on porteus with a ppd

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HOWTO:Setting up a printer on porteus with a ppd

Post#1 by francois » 09 Jul 2015, 13:47

Though it has been devised for universal printer coverage, it happens that for some less popular or some more recent printers, there is no driver with porteus os for your printer. This howto has for objective to resolve this caveat. You will still need the 004-printing.xzm module to use the ppd method.

A PPD (Printer Postcript Definition) is a peculiar file including all the characteristic of your printer to permit CUPS and system-config-printer programs to set up it up:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PostScrip ... escription

PREVIOUS PORTEUS POST ON PPD: SOURCES OF PPD OR WHERE TO GET THEM.
https://forum.porteus.org/viewtopic.php ... 252#p14252

STEPS AND EXAMPLES TO GET THE SPECIFIC PPD OF A PRINTER

INSTALLING PPD.

Installing a ppd from print settings (system-config-printer):
https://forum.porteus.org/viewtopic.php?f=81&t=4647

The .ppd should be installed into /etc/cups/ppd/. Then:

A. usb printer (easier) :
1) On the panel menu:
porteus menu > system > printing
will lead you to the system-config-printer gui.
2) in the menu select server > new
3) your printer should appear if it is usb connected, select it and follow the recommendations.
4) select provide ppd file
5) click on the rectangle with the word none in it and find your ppd file in the /usr/share/cups/model/epson folder.

B. network printer:
https://forum.porteus.org/viewtopic.php ... 678#p16678

FINDING A PPD FOR YOUR PRINTER: DIFFERENT EXAMPLES.

1.0 ppds of openprinting (2014) for different brand names of printers:
https://openprinting.org/download/PPD/

1.1 Finding the linux cupswrapper driver for a sp
ecific printer on the brother site:
You can have a look on the brother printer site. For example, there a linux driver for the DCP-L2540-DW:
http://support.brother.com/g/b/download ... _as&os=128

For the HL-L2300D:
http://support.brother.com/g/b/download ... &type3=561

Use the following link to verify the linux drivers for other printers.
http://www.brother.ca/en/customer_care/?PGID=5

2.0 Extacting the ppd from cupswrapper package:
When a printer is not in the list proposed by the printer settings (system-config-printer utility) of porteus (panel menu > system > printer settings), you can fetch its ppd and install it. Then within that same application, choose the ppd method and point to the directory where the ppd for you printer is located. The ppd is available in the .deb cupswrapper file (see 1,0). CUPS should also offer the ppd option.

A specific example for DCP-L2540W:
- download cupswrapper .deb for the printer
- deb2xzm to convert to a porteus module
- extract the this module into a regular folder
- you find the /dcpl2540dwcupswrapper-3.2.0-1.i386/opt/brother/Printers/DCPL2540DW/cupswrapper/brother-DCPL2540DW-cups-en.ppd

For HL-L2305W and HL-L2300D you get:
- proceeding the same way as the DCP-L2540W ppd
- you find the /brgenml1cupswrapper-3.1.0-1.i386/opt/brother/Printers/BrGenML1/cupswrapper/brother-BrGenML1-cups-en.ppd
- you find the /hll2300dcupswrapper-3.2.0-1.i386/opt/brother/Printers/HLL2300D/cupswrapper/brother-HLL2300D-cups-en.ppd

An example of ppd:

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*PPD-Adobe: "4.3"
*%================================================
*%	
*%      Copyright Brother Industries,Ltd 2006-2014
*%	"Brother HL-L2300D for CUPS"
*%
*%================================================
*%
*%BrCustomPaperSize: TRUE
*%BrPrinterType: DTM
*%

*%==== General Information Keywords ========================
*FormatVersion: "4.3"
*FileVersion: "1.00"
*LanguageEncoding: ISOLatin1
*LanguageVersion: English
*Manufacturer: "Brother"
*PCFileName: "HLL2300D.PPD"
*Product: "(Brother HL-L2300D series)"
*cupsVersion:   1.1
*cupsManualCopies: True
*cupsModelNumber:       72
*cupsFilter:    "application/vnd.cups-postscript 0 brother_lpdwrapper_HLL2300D"
*cupsFilter:    "application/vnd.cups-pdf 0 brother_lpdwrapper_HLL2300D"
*PSVersion: "(3010.106) 3"
*ModelName: "HL-L2300D"
*NickName: "Brother HL-L2300D for CUPS "
*ShortNickName: "Brother HL-L2300D"

*%==== Basic Device Capabilities =============
*LanguageLevel: "3"
*TTRasterizer: Type42
*ColorDevice: False
*DefaultColorSpace: Gray
*FileSystem: True
*?FileSystem:"
save 
	/devname (%disk0%) def 
	/ret false def 
	0 1 7{ 
		devname exch 48 add 5 exch put 
		devname devstatus { 
			0 ne {/ret true def}if 
			pop pop pop pop pop pop pop 
		}if 
	}for 
	ret {(True)}{(False)} ifelse = flush 
restore 
" 
*End

*Throughput: "18"
*FreeVM: "1700000"

*HWMargins: 12 12 12 12
*VariablePaperSize: True
*MaxMediaWidth: 612
*MaxMediaHeight: 1008
*NonUIOrderDependency: 105 AnySetup *CustomPageSize
*LandscapeOrientation: Plus90
*CustomPageSize True: "             "
*ParamCustomPageSize Width/Width 3.0-8.5in(76.2-215.9mm): 1 points 216 612
*ParamCustomPageSize Height/Height 5.0-14.0in(127.0-355.6mm): 2 points 360 1008
*ParamCustomPageSize Orientation: 3 int 0 0
*ParamCustomPageSize WidthOffset: 4 points 0 0
*ParamCustomPageSize HeightOffset: 5 points 0 0



*UIConstraints: *InputSlot TRAY1  *PageSize Custom
*UIConstraints: *InputSlot TRAY1  *PageSize CUSTOM1
*UIConstraints: *InputSlot TRAY1  *PageSize CUSTOM2
*UIConstraints: *InputSlot TRAY1  *PageSize CUSTOM3

*UIConstraints: *Duplex DuplexTumble   *PageSize Custom
*UIConstraints: *Duplex DuplexNoTumble *PageSize Custom
*UIConstraints: *Duplex DuplexTumble   *PageSize CUSTOM1
*UIConstraints: *Duplex DuplexNoTumble *PageSize CUSTOM1
*UIConstraints: *Duplex DuplexTumble   *PageSize CUSTOM2
*UIConstraints: *Duplex DuplexNoTumble *PageSize CUSTOM2
*UIConstraints: *Duplex DuplexTumble   *PageSize CUSTOM3
*UIConstraints: *Duplex DuplexNoTumble *PageSize CUSTOM3



*%==== Media Selection ======================

*OpenUI *PageSize: PickOne
*OrderDependency: 30 AnySetup *PageSize
*DefaultPageSize: A4
*PageSize Letter/Letter: "                      "
*PageSize Legal/Legal: "                      "
*PageSize Executive/Executive: "                      "
*PageSize FanFoldGermanLegal/Folio: 	"		"
*PageSize A4/A4: "                      "
*PageSize A5/A5: "                      "
*PageSize A6/A6: "                      "
*%PageSize 210x270mm/270mm Paper:        "		"
*PageSize Env10/Com-10: "                      "
*PageSize EnvMonarch/Monarch: "                      "
*PageSize EnvDL/DL: "                      "
*PageSize EnvC5/C5: "                      "
*PageSize ISOB5/B5(ISO): "                      "
*PageSize B5/B5(JIS): "                      "
*PageSize ISOB6/B6(ISO): "                      "
*PageSize B6/B6(JIS): "                      "
*PageSize 4x6/4x6: "                      "
*PageSize Postcard/Postcard: "                      "
*PageSize DoublePostcardRotated/Postcard(Double): "                      "
*PageSize EnvYou4/Y4 Envelop: "                      "
*PageSize 195x270mm/16K(195x270mm): "                      "
*PageSize 184x260mm/16K(184x260mm): "                      "
*PageSize 197x273mm/16K(197x273mm): "                      "
*PageSize CUSTOM1/[CUSTOM1]User Defined Paper Size: "                      "
*PageSize CUSTOM2/[CUSTOM2]User Defined Paper Size: "                      "
*PageSize CUSTOM3/[CUSTOM3]User Defined Paper Size: "                      "
*CloseUI: *PageSize

*OpenUI *PageRegion: PickOne
*OrderDependency: 40 AnySetup *PageRegion
*DefaultPageRegion: A4
*PageRegion Letter/Letter: "                      "
*PageRegion Legal/Legal: "                      "
*PageRegion Executive/Executive: "                      "
*PageRegion FanFoldGermanLegal/Folio:		"		"
*PageRegion A4/A4: "                      "
*PageRegion A5/A5: "                      "
*PageRegion A6/A6: "                      "
*%PageRegion 210x270mm/270mm Paper:			"		"
*PageRegion Env10/Com-10: "                      "
*PageRegion EnvMonarch/Monarch: "                      "
*PageRegion EnvDL/DL: "                      "
*PageRegion EnvC5/C5: "                      "
*PageRegion ISOB5/B5(ISO): "                      "
*PageRegion B5/B5(JIS): "                      "
*PageRegion ISOB6/B6(ISO): "                      "
*PageRegion B6/B6(JIS): "                      "
*PageRegion 4x6/4x6: "                      "
*PageRegion Postcard/Postcard: "                      "
*PageRegion DoublePostcardRotated/Postcard(Double): "                      "
*PageRegion EnvYou4/Y4 Envelop: "                      "
*PageRegion 195x270mm/16K(195x270mm): "                      "
*PageRegion 184x260mm/16K(184x260mm): "                      "
*PageRegion 197x273mm/16K(197x273mm): "                      "
*PageRegion CUSTOM1/[CUSTOM1]User Defined Paper Size: "                      "
*PageRegion CUSTOM2/[CUSTOM2]User Defined Paper Size: "                      "
*PageRegion CUSTOM3/[CUSTOM3]User Defined Paper Size: "                      "
*CloseUI: *PageRegion

*DefaultImageableArea: A4
*ImageableArea Letter/Letter: "12 12 600 780"
*ImageableArea Legal/Legal: "12 12 600 996"
*ImageableArea Executive/Executive: "12 12 510 744"
*ImageableArea FanFoldGermanLegal/Folio: "12 12 600 924"
*ImageableArea A4/A4: "12 12 583 830"
*ImageableArea A5/A5: "12 12 409 583"
*ImageableArea A6/A6: "12 12 285 408"
*%ImageableArea 210x270mm/270mm Paper:  "12 12 583 753"
*ImageableArea Env10/Com-10: "12 12 285 672"
*ImageableArea EnvMonarch/Monarch: "12 12 267 528"
*ImageableArea EnvDL/DL: "12 12 300 612"
*ImageableArea EnvC5/C5: "12 12 447 637"
*ImageableArea ISOB5/B5(ISO): "12 12 487 697"
*ImageableArea B5/B5(JIS): "12 12 504 717" 
*ImageableArea ISOB6/B6(ISO): "12 12 342 487"
*ImageableArea B6/B6(JIS): "12 12 351 504" 
*ImageableArea 4x6/4x6:  "12 12 277 419"
*ImageableArea Postcard/Postcard: "12 12 271 408"
*ImageableArea DoublePostcardRotated/Postcard(Double): "12 12 555 408"
*ImageableArea EnvYou4/Y4 Envelop: "12 12 286 654"
*ImageableArea 195x270mm/16K(195x270mm): "12 12 541 753"
*ImageableArea 184x260mm/16K(184x260mm): "12 12 510 725"
*ImageableArea 197x273mm/16K(197x273mm): "12 12 546 762"
*ImageableArea CUSTOM1/[CUSTOM1]User Defined Paper Size: "12 12 583 830"
*ImageableArea CUSTOM2/[CUSTOM2]User Defined Paper Size: "12 12 583 830"
*ImageableArea CUSTOM3/[CUSTOM3]User Defined Paper Size: "12 12 583 830"

*%==== Information About Media Sizes ========

*DefaultPaperDimension: A4
*PaperDimension Letter/Letter: "612 792"
*PaperDimension Legal/Legal: "612 1008"
*PaperDimension Executive/Executive: "522 756"
*PaperDimension FanFoldGermanLegal/Folio: "612 936"
*PaperDimension A4/A4: "595 842"
*PaperDimension A5/A5: "420 595"
*PaperDimension A6/A6: "297 420"
*%PaperDimension 210x270mm/270mm Paper: "595 765"
*PaperDimension Env10/Com-10: "297 684"
*PaperDimension EnvMonarch/Monarch: "279 540"
*PaperDimension EnvDL/DL: "312 624"
*PaperDimension EnvC5/C5: "459 649"
*PaperDimension ISOB5/B5(ISO): "499 709"
*PaperDimension B5/B5(JIS): "516 729"
*PaperDimension ISOB6/B6(ISO): "354 498"
*PaperDimension B6/B6(JIS): "363 516"
*PaperDimension 4x6/4x6: "289 431"
*PaperDimension Postcard/Postcard: "283 420"
*PaperDimension DoublePostcardRotated/Postcard(Double): "567 420"
*PaperDimension EnvYou4/Y4 Envelop: "298 666"
*PaperDimension 195x270mm/16K(195x270mm): "553 765"
*PaperDimension 184x260mm/16K(184x260mm): "522 737"
*PaperDimension 197x273mm/16K(197x273mm): "558 774"
*PaperDimension CUSTOM1/[CUSTOM1]User Defined Paper Size: "595 842"
*PaperDimension CUSTOM2/[CUSTOM2]User Defined Paper Size: "595 842"
*PaperDimension CUSTOM3/[CUSTOM3]User Defined Paper Size: "595 842"

*%==== 5.13 Media Handling Features ============================
*OpenUI *BrMediaType/MediaType: PickOne
*OrderDependency: 28 AnySetup *BrMediaType
*DefaultBrMediaType: PLAIN
*BrMediaType PLAIN/Plain Paper: "                      "
*BrMediaType THIN/Thin Paper: "                      "
*BrMediaType THICK/Thick Paper: "                      "
*BrMediaType THICKERPAPER2/Thicker Paper: "                      "
*BrMediaType BOND/Bond Paper: "                      "
*BrMediaType ENV/Envelopes: "                      "
*BrMediaType ENVTHICK/Env. Thick: "                      "
*BrMediaType ENVTHIN/Env. Thin: "                      "
*BrMediaType RECYCLED/Recycled Paper: "                      "
*CloseUI: *BrMediaType

*OpenUI *InputSlot/InputSlot: PickOne
*OrderDependency: 29 AnySetup *InputSlot
*DefaultInputSlot: TRAY1
*InputSlot MANUAL/Manual Feed: "                      "
*InputSlot TRAY1/Tray1: "                      "
*CloseUI: *InputSlot

*RequiresPageRegion All:True


*%=== Duplex ================================
*OpenUI *Duplex: PickOne
*OrderDependency: 25 AnySetup *Duplex
*DefaultDuplex: None
*Duplex DuplexTumble: "                      "
*Duplex DuplexNoTumble: "                      "
*Duplex None: "                      "
*CloseUI: *Duplex

*%=== Output Bin =============================
*% === Collate ==========
*%==== 5.14 Finishing Features =================================
*%%%%% Resolution and Appearance Control %%%%%
*OpenUI *Resolution: PickOne
*OrderDependency: 11 AnySetup *Resolution
*DefaultResolution: 600dpi
*Resolution	300dpi: "                      "
*Resolution	600dpi: "                      "
*Resolution	2400x600dpi/HQ1200: "                    "
*CloseUI: *Resolution

*OpenUI *TonerSaveMode/Toner Save: PickOne
*DefaultTonerSaveMode: OFF
*OrderDependency: 10 AnySetup  *TonerSaveMode
*TonerSaveMode OFF/Off: "statusdict begin false tonersave end"
*TonerSaveMode ON/On: "statusdict begin true tonersave end"
*CloseUI: *TonerSaveMode

*OpenUI *Sleep/Sleep Time [Min.]: PickOne
*DefaultSleep: PrinterDefault
*OrderDependency: 10 AnySetup  *Sleep
*Sleep PrinterDefault/Printer Default: "                    "
*Sleep 2minutes/2: "statusdict begin 2 powersavetime end"
*Sleep 10minutes/10: "statusdict begin 10 powersavetime end"
*Sleep 30minutes/30: "statusdict begin 30 powersavetime end"
*CloseUI: *Sleep

*%==== 5.20 Font Related Keywords ==============================
*DefaultFont: Courier
*Font AvantGarde-Book: Standard "(001.006S)" Standard ROM
*Font AvantGarde-BookOblique: Standard "(001.006S)" Standard ROM
*Font AvantGarde-Demi: Standard "(001.007S)" Standard ROM
*Font AvantGarde-DemiOblique: Standard "(001.007S)" Standard ROM
*Font Bookman-Demi: Standard "(001.004S)" Standard ROM
*Font Bookman-DemiItalic: Standard "(001.004S)" Standard ROM
*Font Bookman-Light: Standard "(001.004S)" Standard ROM
*Font Bookman-LightItalic: Standard "(001.004S)" Standard ROM
*Font Courier: Standard "(002.004S)" Standard ROM
*Font Courier-Bold: Standard "(002.004S)" Standard ROM
*Font Courier-BoldOblique: Standard "(002.004S)" Standard ROM
*Font Courier-Oblique: Standard "(002.004S)" Standard ROM
*Font Helvetica: Standard "(001.006S)" Standard ROM
*Font Helvetica-Bold: Standard "(001.007S)" Standard ROM
*Font Helvetica-BoldOblique: Standard "(001.007S)" Standard ROM
*Font Helvetica-Narrow: Standard "(001.006S)" Standard ROM
*Font Helvetica-Narrow-Bold: Standard "(001.007S)" Standard ROM
*Font Helvetica-Narrow-BoldOblique: Standard "(001.007S)" Standard ROM
*Font Helvetica-Narrow-Oblique: Standard "(001.006S)" Standard ROM
*Font Helvetica-Oblique: Standard "(001.006S)" Standard ROM
*Font NewCenturySchlbk-Bold: Standard "(001.009S)" Standard ROM
*Font NewCenturySchlbk-BoldItalic: Standard "(001.007S)" Standard ROM
*Font NewCenturySchlbk-Italic: Standard "(001.006S)" Standard ROM
*Font NewCenturySchlbk-Roman: Standard "(001.007S)" Standard ROM
*Font Palatino-Bold: Standard "(001.005S)" Standard ROM
*Font Palatino-BoldItalic: Standard "(001.005S)" Standard ROM
*Font Palatino-Italic: Standard "(001.005S)" Standard ROM
*Font Palatino-Roman: Standard "(001.005S)" Standard ROM
*Font Times-Bold: Standard "(001.007S)" Standard ROM
*Font Times-BoldItalic: Standard "(001.009S)" Standard ROM
*Font Times-Italic: Standard "(001.007S)" Standard ROM
*Font Times-Roman: Standard "(001.007S)" Standard ROM
*Font ZapfChancery-MediumItalic: Standard "(001.007S)" Standard ROM
*Font ZapfDingbats: Special "(001.004S)" Special ROM
*Font Symbol: Special "(001.007S)" Special ROM
*Font Alaska: Standard "(001.005)" Standard ROM
*Font AlaskaExtrabold: Standard "(001.005)" Standard ROM
*Font AntiqueOakland: Standard "(001.005)" Standard ROM
*Font AntiqueOakland-Bold: Standard "(001.005)" Standard ROM
*Font AntiqueOakland-Oblique: Standard "(001.005)" Standard ROM
*Font ClevelandCondensed: Standard "(001.005)" Standard ROM
*Font Connecticut: Standard "(001.005)" Standard ROM
*Font Guatemala-Antique: Standard "(001.005)" Standard ROM
*Font Guatemala-Bold: Standard "(001.005)" Standard ROM
*Font Guatemala-Italic: Standard "(001.005)" Standard ROM
*Font Guatemala-BoldItalic: Standard "(001.005)" Standard ROM
*Font LetterGothic: Standard "(001.005)" Standard ROM
*Font LetterGothic-Bold: Standard "(001.005)" Standard ROM
*Font LetterGothic-Oblique: Standard "(001.005)" Standard ROM
*Font Maryland: Standard "(001.005)" Standard ROM
*Font Oklahoma: Standard "(001.005)" Standard ROM
*Font Oklahoma-Bold: Standard "(001.005)" Standard ROM
*Font Oklahoma-Oblique: Standard "(001.005)" Standard ROM
*Font Oklahoma-BoldOblique: Standard "(001.005)" Standard ROM
*Font Utah: Standard "(001.005)" Standard ROM
*Font Utah-Bold: Standard "(001.005)" Standard ROM
*Font Utah-Oblique: Standard "(001.005)" Standard ROM
*Font Utah-BoldOblique: Standard "(001.005)" Standard ROM
*Font UtahCondensed: Standard "(001.005)" Standard ROM
*Font UtahCondensed-Bold: Standard "(001.005)" Standard ROM
*Font UtahCondensed-Oblique: Standard "(001.004)" Standard ROM
*Font UtahCondensed-BoldOblique: Standard "(001.005)" Standard ROM
*Font BermudaScript: Standard "(001.005)" Standard ROM
*Font Germany: Standard "(001.005)" Standard ROM
*Font SanDiego: Standard "(001.005)" Standard ROM
*Font US-Roman: Standard "(001.005)" Standard ROM
*?FontQuery: "
save
count 1 gt
  {exch dup dup
   =string cvs (/) print print (:) print
   FontDirectory exch known
     {pop(Yes)}
     {(fonts/)AppendName exch pop mark exch
      {}=string filenameforall counttomark
      0 gt
        {cleartomark(Yes)}
        {cleartomark(No)}ifelse
     }ifelse
   =
  }if
  (*) = flush
restore
"
*End
*?FontList: "
save
  FontDirectory{pop ==}forall
  (fonts/*)
  {dup length 6 sub 6 exch getinterval cvn ==
  }=string filenameforall
  (*) = flush
restore
"
*End

3.0 Generic printer.
Using a generic driver (you have to experiment with the printer in hand):
In addition, I have found that for my brother printers (we have had or are owning 4 different models, my wife, me and at work) the generic pcl laser driver works flawlessly.

Note (to be revised):
As brother printers were covered by the printing.xzm module constructed by ahau, the installation procedure of individual printer driver became obsolete for porteus. However, it happens that some individual printers are missing. Finding and installing the ppd for a specific printer is the solution.

The method for installing the driver for one or another of these printers without the printing module but with a functional CUPS installation is explained here for .deb or rpm:
http://support.brother.com/g/s/id/linux ... edirect=on
-gutenprint-ghostprint solution:
viewtopic.php?f=39&t=822
-individual driver install lpr:
viewtopic.php?f=39&t=843&p=6491#p6491
The porteus installation for this procedure involving deb2xzm is here (a little old):
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Re: HOWTO:Setting up a printer on porteus with a ppd

Post#2 by yldouright » 25 Oct 2015, 01:36

francois
Thanks for this post. I'm hoping I won't need it. I will be receiving a Laserjet 5 printer that has the postscript ROM upgrade. The person who is donating it to me says that it stopped working in his latest linux distro but I am hoping that the HP Utility in the "Porteus Accessories" menu will make no problems installing it. I have been reading that the most recent HPLIP stopped supporting the parallel port. I'm pretty sure the printer I'm getting doesn't have the JetDirect card so the only ports it will have are serial and parallel. Do you think I'll have any issues?

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Re: HOWTO:Setting up a printer on porteus with a ppd

Post#3 by francois » 25 Oct 2015, 17:13

@Yldouright:
If you are not able to get them going with printing.xzm, as soon as you get the exact model name, just post it. I would be surprised that we could not find it somewhere. Do not hesitate to send me a private message if I take too much time to respond.
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Re: HOWTO:Setting up a printer on porteus with a ppd

Post#4 by yldouright » 26 Oct 2015, 19:08

It's an HP Laserjet 5M according to the test page (standard laserjet 5 with postscript). I just got it 20 minutes ago.
The HPLIP program doesn't see it and the parallel port is grayed out in the search for printer function in CUPS. Printer is powered on and LCD says ready, cable is secure on both ends and cable is bi-directional parallel capable. My bios has the parallel port enabled in Normal mode and so does the printer. Why is nothing ever easy?

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Re: HOWTO:Setting up a printer on porteus with a ppd

Post#5 by fanthom » 26 Oct 2015, 19:45

@yldouright
No need to use hplip. Please try the driver from gutenprint package or foomatic one generated here:
http://www.openprinting.org/ppd-o-matic ... _5M&show=1
Please add [Solved] to your thread title if the solution was found.

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Re: HOWTO:Setting up a printer on porteus with a ppd

Post#6 by francois » 26 Oct 2015, 21:36

1) Exactly what he was looking for the ppd for HP Laserjet 5M.

Thanks fanthom.

2) I have edited the first post to provide an old but still useful link on ppd and some sources of ppd, including those of the openprinting website:
https://wiki.linuxfoundation.org/en/Ope ... printer.3F

3) I will refresh the gutenprint-ghostprint hyperlink.
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Re: HOWTO:Setting up a printer on porteus with a ppd

Post#7 by yldouright » 27 Oct 2015, 00:24

Okay, I got the right .ppd file (the one linked above was for a Color Laserjet 5 and mine is monochrome). Where does it go (ie: directory)?

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Re: HOWTO:Setting up a printer on porteus with a ppd

Post#8 by francois » 27 Oct 2015, 03:39

With monochrome laserjet 5 you get:
http://www.openprinting.org/printer/HP/HP-LaserJet_5

In the middle of the page there are three choices. Try them. I would say the three of them should work.
lj5gray:
http://www.openprinting.org/ppd-o-matic ... t_5&show=1

ljet4 (generic, generate it yourself):
http://www.openprinting.org/driver/ljet4

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*PPD-Adobe: "4.3"
*%
*% For information on using this, and to obtain the required backend
*% script, consult http://www.openprinting.org/
*%
*% This file is published under the GNU General Public License
*%
*% PPD-O-MATIC (4.0.0 or newer) generated this PPD file. It is for use with 
*% all programs and environments which use PPD files for dealing with
*% printer capability information. The printer must be configured with the
*% "foomatic-rip" backend filter script of Foomatic 4.0.0 or newer. This 
*% file and "foomatic-rip" work together to support PPD-controlled printer
*% driver option access with all supported printer drivers and printing
*% spoolers.
*%
*% To save this file on your disk, wait until the download has completed
*% (the animation of the browser logo must stop) and then use the
*% "Save as..." command in the "File" menu of your browser or in the 
*% pop-up manu when you click on this document with the right mouse button.
*% DO NOT cut and paste this file into an editor with your mouse. This can
*% introduce additional line breaks which lead to unexpected results.
*%
*% You may save this file as 'HP-LaserJet_5-ljet4.ppd'
*%
*%
*FormatVersion:	"4.3"
*FileVersion:	"1.1"
*LanguageVersion: English 
*LanguageEncoding: ISOLatin1
*PCFileName:	"LJET4.PPD"
*Manufacturer:	"HP"
*Product:	"(LaserJet 5)"
*cupsVersion:	1.0
*cupsManualCopies: True
*cupsModelNumber:  2
*cupsFilter:	"application/vnd.cups-postscript 100 foomatic-rip"
*cupsFilter:	"application/vnd.cups-pdf 0 foomatic-rip"
*%pprRIP:        foomatic-rip other
*ModelName:     "HP LaserJet 5"
*ShortNickName: "HP LaserJet 5 ljet4"
*NickName:      "HP LaserJet 5 Foomatic/ljet4"
*PSVersion:	"(3010.000) 550"
*PSVersion:	"(3010.000) 651"
*PSVersion:	"(3010.000) 652"
*PSVersion:	"(3010.000) 653"
*PSVersion:	"(3010.000) 704"
*PSVersion:	"(3010.000) 705"
*PSVersion:	"(3010.000) 800"
*PSVersion:	"(3010.000) 815"
*PSVersion:	"(3010.000) 850"
*PSVersion:	"(3010.000) 860"
*PSVersion:	"(3010.000) 861"
*PSVersion:	"(3010.000) 862"
*PSVersion:	"(3010.000) 863"
*PSVersion:	"(3010.000) 864"
*PSVersion:	"(3010.000) 870"
*LanguageLevel:	"3"
*ColorDevice:	False
*DefaultColorSpace: Gray
*FileSystem:	False
*Throughput:	"1"
*LandscapeOrientation: Plus90
*TTRasterizer:	Type42
*1284DeviceID: "DRV:Dljet4,R0,M0,F1,P0,Sv,TG,X600,Y600,C0,t90,l90,g60,p30,s90;"

*driverName ljet4: "
   Built-in Ghostscript driver for PCL 5e laser printers
  "
*driverType G/Ghostscript built-in: ""
*driverUrl: "http://www.ghostscript.com/"
*driverObsolete: False
*driverSupplier: "GPL Ghostscript"
*driverManufacturerSupplied: False
*driverLicense: "GPL"
*driverFreeSoftware: True
*driverSupportContactVoluntary: "http://forums.openprinting.org/ OpenPrinting forums"
*driverMaxResolution: 600 600
*driverColor: False
*driverTextSupport: 90
*driverLineartSupport: 90
*driverGraphicsSupport: 60
*driverPhotoSupport: 30
*driverRenderingSpeed: 90




*HWMargins: 18 36 18 36
*VariablePaperSize: True
*MaxMediaWidth: 100000
*MaxMediaHeight: 100000
*NonUIOrderDependency: 100 AnySetup *CustomPageSize
*CustomPageSize True: "pop pop pop pop pop
%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: PageSize=Custom"
*End
*FoomaticRIPOptionSetting PageSize=Custom: " -dDEVICEWIDTHPOINTS=0 -dD&&
EVICEHEIGHTPOINTS=0"
*End
*ParamCustomPageSize Width: 1 points 36 100000
*ParamCustomPageSize Height: 2 points 36 100000
*ParamCustomPageSize Orientation: 3 int 0 0
*ParamCustomPageSize WidthOffset: 4 points 0 0
*ParamCustomPageSize HeightOffset: 5 points 0 0

*FoomaticIDs: HP-LaserJet_5 ljet4
*FoomaticRIPCommandLine: "gs -q -dBATCH -dPARANOIDSAFER -dNOPAUSE -dNO&&
INTERPOLATE -sDEVICE=ljet4%B%A%Z -sOutputFile=-%C -f -"
*End

*OpenGroup: General/General

*OpenUI *PageSize/Page Size: PickOne
*FoomaticRIPOption PageSize: enum CmdLine A
*OrderDependency: 100 AnySetup *PageSize
*DefaultPageSize: Letter
*PageSize Letter/US Letter: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: PageSize=Letter"
*FoomaticRIPOptionSetting PageSize=Letter: " -dDEVICEWIDTHPOINTS=612 -&&
dDEVICEHEIGHTPOINTS=792"
*End
*PageSize A4/A4: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: PageSize=A4"
*FoomaticRIPOptionSetting PageSize=A4: " -dDEVICEWIDTHPOINTS=595 -dDEV&&
ICEHEIGHTPOINTS=842"
*End
*PageSize 11x17/11x17: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: PageSize=11x17"
*FoomaticRIPOptionSetting PageSize=11x17: " -dDEVICEWIDTHPOINTS=792 -d&&
DEVICEHEIGHTPOINTS=1224"
*End
*PageSize A3/A3: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: PageSize=A3"
*FoomaticRIPOptionSetting PageSize=A3: " -dDEVICEWIDTHPOINTS=842 -dDEV&&
ICEHEIGHTPOINTS=1191"
*End
*PageSize A5/A5: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: PageSize=A5"
*FoomaticRIPOptionSetting PageSize=A5: " -dDEVICEWIDTHPOINTS=421 -dDEV&&
ICEHEIGHTPOINTS=595"
*End
*PageSize B5/B5 (JIS): "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: PageSize=B5"
*FoomaticRIPOptionSetting PageSize=B5: " -dDEVICEWIDTHPOINTS=516 -dDEV&&
ICEHEIGHTPOINTS=729"
*End
*PageSize Env10/Envelope #10: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: PageSize=Env10"
*FoomaticRIPOptionSetting PageSize=Env10: " -dDEVICEWIDTHPOINTS=297 -d&&
DEVICEHEIGHTPOINTS=684"
*End
*PageSize EnvC5/Envelope C5: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: PageSize=EnvC5"
*FoomaticRIPOptionSetting PageSize=EnvC5: " -dDEVICEWIDTHPOINTS=459 -d&&
DEVICEHEIGHTPOINTS=649"
*End
*PageSize EnvDL/Envelope DL: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: PageSize=EnvDL"
*FoomaticRIPOptionSetting PageSize=EnvDL: " -dDEVICEWIDTHPOINTS=312 -d&&
DEVICEHEIGHTPOINTS=624"
*End
*PageSize EnvISOB5/Envelope B5: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: PageSize=EnvISOB5"
*FoomaticRIPOptionSetting PageSize=EnvISOB5: " -dDEVICEWIDTHPOINTS=499&&
 -dDEVICEHEIGHTPOINTS=709"
*End
*PageSize EnvMonarch/Envelope Monarch: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: PageSize=EnvMonarch"
*FoomaticRIPOptionSetting PageSize=EnvMonarch: " -dDEVICEWIDTHPOINTS=2&&
79 -dDEVICEHEIGHTPOINTS=540"
*End
*PageSize Executive/Executive: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: PageSize=Executive"
*FoomaticRIPOptionSetting PageSize=Executive: " -dDEVICEWIDTHPOINTS=52&&
2 -dDEVICEHEIGHTPOINTS=756"
*End
*PageSize Legal/US Legal: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: PageSize=Legal"
*FoomaticRIPOptionSetting PageSize=Legal: " -dDEVICEWIDTHPOINTS=612 -d&&
DEVICEHEIGHTPOINTS=1008"
*End
*CloseUI: *PageSize

*OpenUI *PageRegion: PickOne
*OrderDependency: 100 AnySetup *PageRegion
*DefaultPageRegion: Letter
*PageRegion Letter/US Letter: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: PageSize=Letter"
*PageRegion A4/A4: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: PageSize=A4"
*PageRegion 11x17/11x17: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: PageSize=11x17"
*PageRegion A3/A3: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: PageSize=A3"
*PageRegion A5/A5: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: PageSize=A5"
*PageRegion B5/B5 (JIS): "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: PageSize=B5"
*PageRegion Env10/Envelope #10: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: PageSize=Env10"
*PageRegion EnvC5/Envelope C5: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: PageSize=EnvC5"
*PageRegion EnvDL/Envelope DL: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: PageSize=EnvDL"
*PageRegion EnvISOB5/Envelope B5: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: PageSize=EnvISOB5"
*PageRegion EnvMonarch/Envelope Monarch: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: PageSize=EnvMonarch"
*PageRegion Executive/Executive: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: PageSize=Executive"
*PageRegion Legal/US Legal: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: PageSize=Legal"
*CloseUI: *PageRegion

*DefaultImageableArea: Letter
*ImageableArea Letter/US Letter: "18 36 594 756"
*ImageableArea A4/A4: "18 36 577 806"
*ImageableArea 11x17/11x17: "18 36 774 1188"
*ImageableArea A3/A3: "18 36 824 1155"
*ImageableArea A5/A5: "18 36 403 559"
*ImageableArea B5/B5 (JIS): "18 36 498 693"
*ImageableArea Env10/Envelope #10: "18 36 279 648"
*ImageableArea EnvC5/Envelope C5: "18 36 441 613"
*ImageableArea EnvDL/Envelope DL: "18 36 294 588"
*ImageableArea EnvISOB5/Envelope B5: "18 36 481 673"
*ImageableArea EnvMonarch/Envelope Monarch: "18 36 261 504"
*ImageableArea Executive/Executive: "18 36 504 720"
*ImageableArea Legal/US Legal: "18 36 594 972"

*DefaultPaperDimension: Letter
*PaperDimension Letter/US Letter: "612 792"
*PaperDimension A4/A4: "595 842"
*PaperDimension 11x17/11x17: "792 1224"
*PaperDimension A3/A3: "842 1191"
*PaperDimension A5/A5: "421 595"
*PaperDimension B5/B5 (JIS): "516 729"
*PaperDimension Env10/Envelope #10: "297 684"
*PaperDimension EnvC5/Envelope C5: "459 649"
*PaperDimension EnvDL/Envelope DL: "312 624"
*PaperDimension EnvISOB5/Envelope B5: "499 709"
*PaperDimension EnvMonarch/Envelope Monarch: "279 540"
*PaperDimension Executive/Executive: "522 756"
*PaperDimension Legal/US Legal: "612 1008"

*OpenUI *InputSlot/Media Source: PickOne
*FoomaticRIPOption InputSlot: enum CmdLine A
*OrderDependency: 100 AnySetup *InputSlot
*DefaultInputSlot: Default
*InputSlot Default/Printer Default: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: InputSlot=Default"
*FoomaticRIPOptionSetting InputSlot=Default: " -dMediaPosition=0"
*InputSlot Upper/Upper Tray: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: InputSlot=Upper"
*FoomaticRIPOptionSetting InputSlot=Upper: " -dMediaPosition=1"
*InputSlot Middle/Middle Tray: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: InputSlot=Middle"
*FoomaticRIPOptionSetting InputSlot=Middle: " -dMediaPosition=4"
*InputSlot Lower/Lower Tray: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: InputSlot=Lower"
*FoomaticRIPOptionSetting InputSlot=Lower: " -dMediaPosition=5"
*InputSlot Multipurpose/Multipurpose Tray: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: InputSlot=Multipurpose"
*FoomaticRIPOptionSetting InputSlot=Multipurpose: " -dMediaPosition=8"
*InputSlot Automatic/Automatic: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: InputSlot=Automatic"
*FoomaticRIPOptionSetting InputSlot=Automatic: " -dMediaPosition=7"
*InputSlot Envelope/Envelope Feeder: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: InputSlot=Envelope"
*FoomaticRIPOptionSetting InputSlot=Envelope: " -dMediaPosition=3"
*InputSlot Manual/Manual Feeder: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: InputSlot=Manual"
*FoomaticRIPOptionSetting InputSlot=Manual: " -dMediaPosition=2"
*CloseUI: *InputSlot

*JCLOpenUI *Manualfeed/Manual Feed of Paper: PickOne
*OrderDependency: 100 JCLSetup *Manualfeed
*DefaultManualfeed: Off
*Manualfeed Off/Off: "@PJL SET MANUALFEED=OFF<0A>"
*Manualfeed On/On: "@PJL SET MANUALFEED=ON<0A>"
*JCLCloseUI: *Manualfeed

*JCLOpenUI *Economode/Economy Mode: PickOne
*OrderDependency: 100 JCLSetup *Economode
*DefaultEconomode: Off
*Economode Off/Off: "@PJL SET ECONOMODE=OFF<0A>"
*Economode On/On: "@PJL SET ECONOMODE=ON<0A>"
*JCLCloseUI: *Economode

*JCLOpenUI *Copies/Number of Copies: PickOne
*FoomaticRIPOption Copies: int JCL A
*FoomaticRIPOptionPrototype Copies: "SET COPIES=%s"
*FoomaticRIPOptionRange Copies: 1 100
*OrderDependency: 100 JCLSetup *Copies
*DefaultCopies: 1
*FoomaticRIPDefaultCopies: 1
*Copies 1/1: "@PJL SET COPIES=1<0A>"
*Copies 2/2: "@PJL SET COPIES=2<0A>"
*Copies 3/3: "@PJL SET COPIES=3<0A>"
*Copies 4/4: "@PJL SET COPIES=4<0A>"
*Copies 5/5: "@PJL SET COPIES=5<0A>"
*Copies 6/6: "@PJL SET COPIES=6<0A>"
*Copies 7/7: "@PJL SET COPIES=7<0A>"
*Copies 8/8: "@PJL SET COPIES=8<0A>"
*Copies 9/9: "@PJL SET COPIES=9<0A>"
*Copies 10/10: "@PJL SET COPIES=10<0A>"
*Copies 11/11: "@PJL SET COPIES=11<0A>"
*Copies 12/12: "@PJL SET COPIES=12<0A>"
*Copies 13/13: "@PJL SET COPIES=13<0A>"
*Copies 14/14: "@PJL SET COPIES=14<0A>"
*Copies 15/15: "@PJL SET COPIES=15<0A>"
*Copies 16/16: "@PJL SET COPIES=16<0A>"
*Copies 17/17: "@PJL SET COPIES=17<0A>"
*Copies 18/18: "@PJL SET COPIES=18<0A>"
*Copies 19/19: "@PJL SET COPIES=19<0A>"
*Copies 20/20: "@PJL SET COPIES=20<0A>"
*Copies 21/21: "@PJL SET COPIES=21<0A>"
*Copies 22/22: "@PJL SET COPIES=22<0A>"
*Copies 23/23: "@PJL SET COPIES=23<0A>"
*Copies 24/24: "@PJL SET COPIES=24<0A>"
*Copies 25/25: "@PJL SET COPIES=25<0A>"
*Copies 26/26: "@PJL SET COPIES=26<0A>"
*Copies 27/27: "@PJL SET COPIES=27<0A>"
*Copies 28/28: "@PJL SET COPIES=28<0A>"
*Copies 29/29: "@PJL SET COPIES=29<0A>"
*Copies 30/30: "@PJL SET COPIES=30<0A>"
*Copies 31/31: "@PJL SET COPIES=31<0A>"
*Copies 32/32: "@PJL SET COPIES=32<0A>"
*Copies 33/33: "@PJL SET COPIES=33<0A>"
*Copies 34/34: "@PJL SET COPIES=34<0A>"
*Copies 35/35: "@PJL SET COPIES=35<0A>"
*Copies 36/36: "@PJL SET COPIES=36<0A>"
*Copies 37/37: "@PJL SET COPIES=37<0A>"
*Copies 38/38: "@PJL SET COPIES=38<0A>"
*Copies 39/39: "@PJL SET COPIES=39<0A>"
*Copies 40/40: "@PJL SET COPIES=40<0A>"
*Copies 41/41: "@PJL SET COPIES=41<0A>"
*Copies 42/42: "@PJL SET COPIES=42<0A>"
*Copies 43/43: "@PJL SET COPIES=43<0A>"
*Copies 44/44: "@PJL SET COPIES=44<0A>"
*Copies 45/45: "@PJL SET COPIES=45<0A>"
*Copies 46/46: "@PJL SET COPIES=46<0A>"
*Copies 47/47: "@PJL SET COPIES=47<0A>"
*Copies 48/48: "@PJL SET COPIES=48<0A>"
*Copies 49/49: "@PJL SET COPIES=49<0A>"
*Copies 50/50: "@PJL SET COPIES=50<0A>"
*Copies 51/51: "@PJL SET COPIES=51<0A>"
*Copies 52/52: "@PJL SET COPIES=52<0A>"
*Copies 53/53: "@PJL SET COPIES=53<0A>"
*Copies 54/54: "@PJL SET COPIES=54<0A>"
*Copies 55/55: "@PJL SET COPIES=55<0A>"
*Copies 56/56: "@PJL SET COPIES=56<0A>"
*Copies 57/57: "@PJL SET COPIES=57<0A>"
*Copies 58/58: "@PJL SET COPIES=58<0A>"
*Copies 59/59: "@PJL SET COPIES=59<0A>"
*Copies 60/60: "@PJL SET COPIES=60<0A>"
*Copies 61/61: "@PJL SET COPIES=61<0A>"
*Copies 62/62: "@PJL SET COPIES=62<0A>"
*Copies 63/63: "@PJL SET COPIES=63<0A>"
*Copies 64/64: "@PJL SET COPIES=64<0A>"
*Copies 65/65: "@PJL SET COPIES=65<0A>"
*Copies 66/66: "@PJL SET COPIES=66<0A>"
*Copies 67/67: "@PJL SET COPIES=67<0A>"
*Copies 68/68: "@PJL SET COPIES=68<0A>"
*Copies 69/69: "@PJL SET COPIES=69<0A>"
*Copies 70/70: "@PJL SET COPIES=70<0A>"
*Copies 71/71: "@PJL SET COPIES=71<0A>"
*Copies 72/72: "@PJL SET COPIES=72<0A>"
*Copies 73/73: "@PJL SET COPIES=73<0A>"
*Copies 74/74: "@PJL SET COPIES=74<0A>"
*Copies 75/75: "@PJL SET COPIES=75<0A>"
*Copies 76/76: "@PJL SET COPIES=76<0A>"
*Copies 77/77: "@PJL SET COPIES=77<0A>"
*Copies 78/78: "@PJL SET COPIES=78<0A>"
*Copies 79/79: "@PJL SET COPIES=79<0A>"
*Copies 80/80: "@PJL SET COPIES=80<0A>"
*Copies 81/81: "@PJL SET COPIES=81<0A>"
*Copies 82/82: "@PJL SET COPIES=82<0A>"
*Copies 83/83: "@PJL SET COPIES=83<0A>"
*Copies 84/84: "@PJL SET COPIES=84<0A>"
*Copies 85/85: "@PJL SET COPIES=85<0A>"
*Copies 86/86: "@PJL SET COPIES=86<0A>"
*Copies 87/87: "@PJL SET COPIES=87<0A>"
*Copies 88/88: "@PJL SET COPIES=88<0A>"
*Copies 89/89: "@PJL SET COPIES=89<0A>"
*Copies 90/90: "@PJL SET COPIES=90<0A>"
*Copies 91/91: "@PJL SET COPIES=91<0A>"
*Copies 92/92: "@PJL SET COPIES=92<0A>"
*Copies 93/93: "@PJL SET COPIES=93<0A>"
*Copies 94/94: "@PJL SET COPIES=94<0A>"
*Copies 95/95: "@PJL SET COPIES=95<0A>"
*Copies 96/96: "@PJL SET COPIES=96<0A>"
*Copies 97/97: "@PJL SET COPIES=97<0A>"
*Copies 98/98: "@PJL SET COPIES=98<0A>"
*Copies 99/99: "@PJL SET COPIES=99<0A>"
*Copies 100/100: "@PJL SET COPIES=100<0A>"
*JCLCloseUI: *Copies

*CustomJCLCopies True: "@PJL SET COPIES=\1<0A>"
*ParamCustomJCLCopies Copies/Number of Copies: 1 int 1 100


*OpenUI *Resolution/Resolution: PickOne
*FoomaticRIPOption Resolution: enum CmdLine A
*OrderDependency: 110 AnySetup *Resolution
*DefaultResolution: 600x600dpi
*Resolution 75x75dpi/75x75 DPI: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: Resolution=75x75dpi"
*FoomaticRIPOptionSetting Resolution=75x75dpi: " -r75x75"
*Resolution 150x150dpi/150x150 DPI: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: Resolution=150x150dpi"
*FoomaticRIPOptionSetting Resolution=150x150dpi: " -r150x150"
*Resolution 300x300dpi/300x300 DPI: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: Resolution=300x300dpi"
*FoomaticRIPOptionSetting Resolution=300x300dpi: " -r300x300"
*Resolution 600x600dpi/600x600 DPI: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: Resolution=600x600dpi"
*FoomaticRIPOptionSetting Resolution=600x600dpi: " -r600x600"
*CloseUI: *Resolution

*CloseGroup: General

*OpenGroup: Adjustment/Adjustment

*JCLOpenUI *REt/Resolution Enhancement: PickOne
*OrderDependency: 100 JCLSetup *REt
*DefaultREt: Medium
*REt Dark/Dark: "@PJL SET RET=DARK<0A>"
*REt Light/Light: "@PJL SET RET=LIGHT<0A>"
*REt Medium/Medium: "@PJL SET RET=MEDIUM<0A>"
*REt Off/Off: "@PJL SET RET=OFF<0A>"
*JCLCloseUI: *REt

*JCLOpenUI *TonerDensity/Toner Density: PickOne
*OrderDependency: 100 JCLSetup *TonerDensity
*DefaultTonerDensity: 3
*TonerDensity 1/1: "@PJL SET DENSITY=1<0A>"
*TonerDensity 2/2: "@PJL SET DENSITY=2<0A>"
*TonerDensity 3/3: "@PJL SET DENSITY=3<0A>"
*TonerDensity 4/4: "@PJL SET DENSITY=4<0A>"
*TonerDensity 5/5: "@PJL SET DENSITY=5<0A>"
*JCLCloseUI: *TonerDensity

*CloseGroup: Adjustment

*OpenGroup: Miscellaneous/Miscellaneous

*JCLOpenUI *MPTray/MP Tray: PickOne
*OrderDependency: 100 JCLSetup *MPTray
*DefaultMPTray: First
*MPTray Cassette/Cassette: "@PJL SET MPTRAY=CASSETTE<0A>"
*MPTray First/First: "@PJL SET MPTRAY=FIRST<0A>"
*JCLCloseUI: *MPTray

*CloseGroup: Miscellaneous


*% Generic boilerplate PPD stuff as standard PostScript fonts and so on

*DefaultFont: Courier
*Font AvantGarde-Book: Standard "(001.006S)" Standard ROM
*Font AvantGarde-BookOblique: Standard "(001.006S)" Standard ROM
*Font AvantGarde-Demi: Standard "(001.007S)" Standard ROM
*Font AvantGarde-DemiOblique: Standard "(001.007S)" Standard ROM
*Font Bookman-Demi: Standard "(001.004S)" Standard ROM
*Font Bookman-DemiItalic: Standard "(001.004S)" Standard ROM
*Font Bookman-Light: Standard "(001.004S)" Standard ROM
*Font Bookman-LightItalic: Standard "(001.004S)" Standard ROM
*Font Courier: Standard "(002.004S)" Standard ROM
*Font Courier-Bold: Standard "(002.004S)" Standard ROM
*Font Courier-BoldOblique: Standard "(002.004S)" Standard ROM
*Font Courier-Oblique: Standard "(002.004S)" Standard ROM
*Font Helvetica: Standard "(001.006S)" Standard ROM
*Font Helvetica-Bold: Standard "(001.007S)" Standard ROM
*Font Helvetica-BoldOblique: Standard "(001.007S)" Standard ROM
*Font Helvetica-Narrow: Standard "(001.006S)" Standard ROM
*Font Helvetica-Narrow-Bold: Standard "(001.007S)" Standard ROM
*Font Helvetica-Narrow-BoldOblique: Standard "(001.007S)" Standard ROM
*Font Helvetica-Narrow-Oblique: Standard "(001.006S)" Standard ROM
*Font Helvetica-Oblique: Standard "(001.006S)" Standard ROM
*Font NewCenturySchlbk-Bold: Standard "(001.009S)" Standard ROM
*Font NewCenturySchlbk-BoldItalic: Standard "(001.007S)" Standard ROM
*Font NewCenturySchlbk-Italic: Standard "(001.006S)" Standard ROM
*Font NewCenturySchlbk-Roman: Standard "(001.007S)" Standard ROM
*Font Palatino-Bold: Standard "(001.005S)" Standard ROM
*Font Palatino-BoldItalic: Standard "(001.005S)" Standard ROM
*Font Palatino-Italic: Standard "(001.005S)" Standard ROM
*Font Palatino-Roman: Standard "(001.005S)" Standard ROM
*Font Symbol: Special "(001.007S)" Special ROM
*Font Times-Bold: Standard "(001.007S)" Standard ROM
*Font Times-BoldItalic: Standard "(001.009S)" Standard ROM
*Font Times-Italic: Standard "(001.007S)" Standard ROM
*Font Times-Roman: Standard "(001.007S)" Standard ROM
*Font ZapfChancery-MediumItalic: Standard "(001.007S)" Standard ROM
*Font ZapfDingbats: Special "(001.004S)" Standard ROM
And there is lj4dith also.
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Re: HOWTO:Setting up a printer on porteus with a ppd

Post#9 by yldouright » 27 Oct 2015, 10:02

@francois
Thanks for the links but I had already downloaded the correct .ppd, the question is now where to place the file manually so it appears in the correct directory to be read.

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Re: HOWTO:Setting up a printer on porteus with a ppd

Post#10 by francois » 27 Oct 2015, 17:19

The .ppd could be located into /etc/cups/ppd/. Then:
https://forum.porteus.org/viewtopic.php?f=81&t=4647

A. usb printer (easier) :
1) On the panel menu:
porteus menu > system > printing
will lead you to the system-config-printer gui.
2) in the menu select server > new
3) your printer should appear if it is usb connected, select it and follow the recommendations.
4) select provide ppd file
5) click on the rectangle with the word none in it and find your ppd file in the /usr/share/cups/model/epson folder.

B. network printer:
viewtopic.php?f=81&t=2411&p=16678#p16678

This will have to be adapted for hp.
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Re: HOWTO:Setting up a printer on porteus with a ppd

Post#11 by yldouright » 27 Oct 2015, 18:47

When going into the "System:Print Settings" "Add" configuration the device shows up as an unknown Canon laser printer on the parallel port. When I go forward selecting "canon_parallel:/dev/unknown-parallel0 the printer is correctly identified as HP-Laserjet 5M but when I try to apply (install) the description, the following CUPS server error message appears:
"There was an error during the CUPS operation:'client-error-not-possible'."

Some things you need to know about this installation:
It is off the network (no internet access, no update from CD).
It has only the default lynx browser.
It is unmodified except for the root password which I changed from "toor".
The PPD file was copied into the /etc.../cups directory suggested above.
The PPD file used is in the code section below:

Code: Select all

*PPD-Adobe: "4.3".
*%
*% For information on using this, and to obtain the required backend
*% script, consult http://www.openprinting.org/
*%
*% This file is published under the GNU General Public License
*%
*% PPD-O-MATIC (4.0.0 or newer) generated this PPD file. It is for use with 
*% all programs and environments which use PPD files for dealing with
*% printer capability information. The printer must be configured with the
*% "foomatic-rip" backend filter script of Foomatic 4.0.0 or newer. This 
*% file and "foomatic-rip" work together to support PPD-controlled printer
*% driver option access with all supported printer drivers and printing
*% spoolers.
*%
*% To save this file on your disk, wait until the download has completed
*% (the animation of the browser logo must stop) and then use the
*% "Save as..." command in the "File" menu of your browser or in the 
*% pop-up manu when you click on this document with the right mouse button.
*% DO NOT cut and paste this file into an editor with your mouse. This can
*% introduce additional line breaks which lead to unexpected results.
*%
*% You may save this file as 'HP-LaserJet_5M-Postscript.ppd'
*%
*%
*FormatVersion:	"4.3"
*FileVersion:	"1.1"
*LanguageVersion: English 
*LanguageEncoding: ISOLatin1
*PCFileName:	"POSTSCRI.PPD"
*Manufacturer:	"HP"
*Product:	"(LaserJet 5M)"
*cupsVersion:	1.0
*cupsManualCopies: True
*cupsModelNumber:  2
*cupsFilter:	"application/vnd.cups-postscript 100 foomatic-rip"
*cupsFilter:	"application/vnd.cups-pdf 0 foomatic-rip"
*%pprRIP:        foomatic-rip other
*ModelName:     "HP LaserJet 5M"
*ShortNickName: "HP LaserJet 5M Postscript"
*NickName:      "HP LaserJet 5M Foomatic/Postscript"
*PSVersion:	"(3010.000) 550"
*PSVersion:	"(3010.000) 651"
*PSVersion:	"(3010.000) 652"
*PSVersion:	"(3010.000) 653"
*PSVersion:	"(3010.000) 704"
*PSVersion:	"(3010.000) 705"
*PSVersion:	"(3010.000) 800"
*PSVersion:	"(3010.000) 815"
*PSVersion:	"(3010.000) 850"
*PSVersion:	"(3010.000) 860"
*PSVersion:	"(3010.000) 861"
*PSVersion:	"(3010.000) 862"
*PSVersion:	"(3010.000) 863"
*PSVersion:	"(3010.000) 864"
*PSVersion:	"(3010.000) 870"
*LanguageLevel:	"3"
*ColorDevice:	False
*DefaultColorSpace: Gray
*FileSystem:	False
*Throughput:	"1"
*LandscapeOrientation: Plus90
*TTRasterizer:	Type42
*1284DeviceID: "DRV:DPostscript,R0,M0,F1,P0,TP;"

*driverName Postscript: ""
*driverType P/PostScript: ""
*driverUrl: "http://partners.adobe.com/public/developer/ps/index_specs.html"
*driverObsolete: False
*driverManufacturerSupplied: False
*driverFreeSoftware: True




*HWMargins: 18 36 18 36
*VariablePaperSize: True
*MaxMediaWidth: 100000
*MaxMediaHeight: 100000
*NonUIOrderDependency: 100 AnySetup *CustomPageSize
*CustomPageSize True: "pop pop pop
<</PageSize [ 5 -2 roll ] /ImagingBBox null>>setpagedevice"
*End
*ParamCustomPageSize Width: 1 points 36 100000
*ParamCustomPageSize Height: 2 points 36 100000
*ParamCustomPageSize Orientation: 3 int 0 0
*ParamCustomPageSize WidthOffset: 4 points 0 0
*ParamCustomPageSize HeightOffset: 5 points 0 0

*FoomaticIDs: HP-LaserJet_5M Postscript
*FoomaticRIPCommandLine: "cat%A%B%Z"
*FoomaticRIPNoPageAccounting: True

*OpenGroup: General/General

*OpenUI *PageSize/Page Size: PickOne
*OrderDependency: 100 AnySetup *PageSize
*DefaultPageSize: Letter
*PageSize Letter/US Letter: "<</PageSize[612 792]/ImagingBBox null>>setpagedevice"
*PageSize A4/A4: "<</PageSize[595 842]/ImagingBBox null>>setpagedevice"
*PageSize 11x17/11x17: "<</PageSize[792 1224]/ImagingBBox null>>setpagedevice"
*PageSize A3/A3: "<</PageSize[842 1191]/ImagingBBox null>>setpagedevice"
*PageSize A5/A5: "<</PageSize[421 595]/ImagingBBox null>>setpagedevice"
*PageSize B5/B5 (JIS): "<</PageSize[516 729]/ImagingBBox null>>setpagedevice"
*PageSize Env10/Envelope #10: "<</PageSize[297 684]/ImagingBBox null>>setpagedevice"
*PageSize EnvC5/Envelope C5: "<</PageSize[459 649]/ImagingBBox null>>setpagedevice"
*PageSize EnvDL/Envelope DL: "<</PageSize[312 624]/ImagingBBox null>>setpagedevice"
*PageSize EnvISOB5/Envelope B5: "<</PageSize[499 709]/ImagingBBox null>>setpagedevice"
*PageSize EnvMonarch/Envelope Monarch: "<</PageSize[279 540]/ImagingBBox null>>setpagedevice"
*PageSize Executive/Executive: "<</PageSize[522 756]/ImagingBBox null>>setpagedevice"
*PageSize Legal/US Legal: "<</PageSize[612 1008]/ImagingBBox null>>setpagedevice"
*CloseUI: *PageSize

*OpenUI *PageRegion: PickOne
*OrderDependency: 100 AnySetup *PageRegion
*DefaultPageRegion: Letter
*PageRegion Letter/US Letter: "<</PageSize[612 792]/ImagingBBox null>>setpagedevice"
*PageRegion A4/A4: "<</PageSize[595 842]/ImagingBBox null>>setpagedevice"
*PageRegion 11x17/11x17: "<</PageSize[792 1224]/ImagingBBox null>>setpagedevice"
*PageRegion A3/A3: "<</PageSize[842 1191]/ImagingBBox null>>setpagedevice"
*PageRegion A5/A5: "<</PageSize[421 595]/ImagingBBox null>>setpagedevice"
*PageRegion B5/B5 (JIS): "<</PageSize[516 729]/ImagingBBox null>>setpagedevice"
*PageRegion Env10/Envelope #10: "<</PageSize[297 684]/ImagingBBox null>>setpagedevice"
*PageRegion EnvC5/Envelope C5: "<</PageSize[459 649]/ImagingBBox null>>setpagedevice"
*PageRegion EnvDL/Envelope DL: "<</PageSize[312 624]/ImagingBBox null>>setpagedevice"
*PageRegion EnvISOB5/Envelope B5: "<</PageSize[499 709]/ImagingBBox null>>setpagedevice"
*PageRegion EnvMonarch/Envelope Monarch: "<</PageSize[279 540]/ImagingBBox null>>setpagedevice"
*PageRegion Executive/Executive: "<</PageSize[522 756]/ImagingBBox null>>setpagedevice"
*PageRegion Legal/US Legal: "<</PageSize[612 1008]/ImagingBBox null>>setpagedevice"
*CloseUI: *PageRegion

*DefaultImageableArea: Letter
*ImageableArea Letter/US Letter: "18 36 594 756"
*ImageableArea A4/A4: "18 36 577 806"
*ImageableArea 11x17/11x17: "18 36 774 1188"
*ImageableArea A3/A3: "18 36 824 1155"
*ImageableArea A5/A5: "18 36 403 559"
*ImageableArea B5/B5 (JIS): "18 36 498 693"
*ImageableArea Env10/Envelope #10: "18 36 279 648"
*ImageableArea EnvC5/Envelope C5: "18 36 441 613"
*ImageableArea EnvDL/Envelope DL: "18 36 294 588"
*ImageableArea EnvISOB5/Envelope B5: "18 36 481 673"
*ImageableArea EnvMonarch/Envelope Monarch: "18 36 261 504"
*ImageableArea Executive/Executive: "18 36 504 720"
*ImageableArea Legal/US Legal: "18 36 594 972"

*DefaultPaperDimension: Letter
*PaperDimension Letter/US Letter: "612 792"
*PaperDimension A4/A4: "595 842"
*PaperDimension 11x17/11x17: "792 1224"
*PaperDimension A3/A3: "842 1191"
*PaperDimension A5/A5: "421 595"
*PaperDimension B5/B5 (JIS): "516 729"
*PaperDimension Env10/Envelope #10: "297 684"
*PaperDimension EnvC5/Envelope C5: "459 649"
*PaperDimension EnvDL/Envelope DL: "312 624"
*PaperDimension EnvISOB5/Envelope B5: "499 709"
*PaperDimension EnvMonarch/Envelope Monarch: "279 540"
*PaperDimension Executive/Executive: "522 756"
*PaperDimension Legal/US Legal: "612 1008"

*JCLOpenUI *Economode/Economy Mode: PickOne
*OrderDependency: 100 JCLSetup *Economode
*DefaultEconomode: Off
*Economode Off/Off: "@PJL SET ECONOMODE=OFF<0A>"
*Economode On/On: "@PJL SET ECONOMODE=ON<0A>"
*JCLCloseUI: *Economode

*JCLOpenUI *Copies/Number of Copies: PickOne
*FoomaticRIPOption Copies: int JCL A
*FoomaticRIPOptionPrototype Copies: "SET COPIES=%s"
*FoomaticRIPOptionRange Copies: 1 100
*OrderDependency: 100 JCLSetup *Copies
*DefaultCopies: 1
*FoomaticRIPDefaultCopies: 1
*Copies 1/1: "@PJL SET COPIES=1<0A>"
*Copies 2/2: "@PJL SET COPIES=2<0A>"
*Copies 3/3: "@PJL SET COPIES=3<0A>"
*Copies 4/4: "@PJL SET COPIES=4<0A>"
*Copies 5/5: "@PJL SET COPIES=5<0A>"
*Copies 6/6: "@PJL SET COPIES=6<0A>"
*Copies 7/7: "@PJL SET COPIES=7<0A>"
*Copies 8/8: "@PJL SET COPIES=8<0A>"
*Copies 9/9: "@PJL SET COPIES=9<0A>"
*Copies 10/10: "@PJL SET COPIES=10<0A>"
*Copies 11/11: "@PJL SET COPIES=11<0A>"
*Copies 12/12: "@PJL SET COPIES=12<0A>"
*Copies 13/13: "@PJL SET COPIES=13<0A>"
*Copies 14/14: "@PJL SET COPIES=14<0A>"
*Copies 15/15: "@PJL SET COPIES=15<0A>"
*Copies 16/16: "@PJL SET COPIES=16<0A>"
*Copies 17/17: "@PJL SET COPIES=17<0A>"
*Copies 18/18: "@PJL SET COPIES=18<0A>"
*Copies 19/19: "@PJL SET COPIES=19<0A>"
*Copies 20/20: "@PJL SET COPIES=20<0A>"
*Copies 21/21: "@PJL SET COPIES=21<0A>"
*Copies 22/22: "@PJL SET COPIES=22<0A>"
*Copies 23/23: "@PJL SET COPIES=23<0A>"
*Copies 24/24: "@PJL SET COPIES=24<0A>"
*Copies 25/25: "@PJL SET COPIES=25<0A>"
*Copies 26/26: "@PJL SET COPIES=26<0A>"
*Copies 27/27: "@PJL SET COPIES=27<0A>"
*Copies 28/28: "@PJL SET COPIES=28<0A>"
*Copies 29/29: "@PJL SET COPIES=29<0A>"
*Copies 30/30: "@PJL SET COPIES=30<0A>"
*Copies 31/31: "@PJL SET COPIES=31<0A>"
*Copies 32/32: "@PJL SET COPIES=32<0A>"
*Copies 33/33: "@PJL SET COPIES=33<0A>"
*Copies 34/34: "@PJL SET COPIES=34<0A>"
*Copies 35/35: "@PJL SET COPIES=35<0A>"
*Copies 36/36: "@PJL SET COPIES=36<0A>"
*Copies 37/37: "@PJL SET COPIES=37<0A>"
*Copies 38/38: "@PJL SET COPIES=38<0A>"
*Copies 39/39: "@PJL SET COPIES=39<0A>"
*Copies 40/40: "@PJL SET COPIES=40<0A>"
*Copies 41/41: "@PJL SET COPIES=41<0A>"
*Copies 42/42: "@PJL SET COPIES=42<0A>"
*Copies 43/43: "@PJL SET COPIES=43<0A>"
*Copies 44/44: "@PJL SET COPIES=44<0A>"
*Copies 45/45: "@PJL SET COPIES=45<0A>"
*Copies 46/46: "@PJL SET COPIES=46<0A>"
*Copies 47/47: "@PJL SET COPIES=47<0A>"
*Copies 48/48: "@PJL SET COPIES=48<0A>"
*Copies 49/49: "@PJL SET COPIES=49<0A>"
*Copies 50/50: "@PJL SET COPIES=50<0A>"
*Copies 51/51: "@PJL SET COPIES=51<0A>"
*Copies 52/52: "@PJL SET COPIES=52<0A>"
*Copies 53/53: "@PJL SET COPIES=53<0A>"
*Copies 54/54: "@PJL SET COPIES=54<0A>"
*Copies 55/55: "@PJL SET COPIES=55<0A>"
*Copies 56/56: "@PJL SET COPIES=56<0A>"
*Copies 57/57: "@PJL SET COPIES=57<0A>"
*Copies 58/58: "@PJL SET COPIES=58<0A>"
*Copies 59/59: "@PJL SET COPIES=59<0A>"
*Copies 60/60: "@PJL SET COPIES=60<0A>"
*Copies 61/61: "@PJL SET COPIES=61<0A>"
*Copies 62/62: "@PJL SET COPIES=62<0A>"
*Copies 63/63: "@PJL SET COPIES=63<0A>"
*Copies 64/64: "@PJL SET COPIES=64<0A>"
*Copies 65/65: "@PJL SET COPIES=65<0A>"
*Copies 66/66: "@PJL SET COPIES=66<0A>"
*Copies 67/67: "@PJL SET COPIES=67<0A>"
*Copies 68/68: "@PJL SET COPIES=68<0A>"
*Copies 69/69: "@PJL SET COPIES=69<0A>"
*Copies 70/70: "@PJL SET COPIES=70<0A>"
*Copies 71/71: "@PJL SET COPIES=71<0A>"
*Copies 72/72: "@PJL SET COPIES=72<0A>"
*Copies 73/73: "@PJL SET COPIES=73<0A>"
*Copies 74/74: "@PJL SET COPIES=74<0A>"
*Copies 75/75: "@PJL SET COPIES=75<0A>"
*Copies 76/76: "@PJL SET COPIES=76<0A>"
*Copies 77/77: "@PJL SET COPIES=77<0A>"
*Copies 78/78: "@PJL SET COPIES=78<0A>"
*Copies 79/79: "@PJL SET COPIES=79<0A>"
*Copies 80/80: "@PJL SET COPIES=80<0A>"
*Copies 81/81: "@PJL SET COPIES=81<0A>"
*Copies 82/82: "@PJL SET COPIES=82<0A>"
*Copies 83/83: "@PJL SET COPIES=83<0A>"
*Copies 84/84: "@PJL SET COPIES=84<0A>"
*Copies 85/85: "@PJL SET COPIES=85<0A>"
*Copies 86/86: "@PJL SET COPIES=86<0A>"
*Copies 87/87: "@PJL SET COPIES=87<0A>"
*Copies 88/88: "@PJL SET COPIES=88<0A>"
*Copies 89/89: "@PJL SET COPIES=89<0A>"
*Copies 90/90: "@PJL SET COPIES=90<0A>"
*Copies 91/91: "@PJL SET COPIES=91<0A>"
*Copies 92/92: "@PJL SET COPIES=92<0A>"
*Copies 93/93: "@PJL SET COPIES=93<0A>"
*Copies 94/94: "@PJL SET COPIES=94<0A>"
*Copies 95/95: "@PJL SET COPIES=95<0A>"
*Copies 96/96: "@PJL SET COPIES=96<0A>"
*Copies 97/97: "@PJL SET COPIES=97<0A>"
*Copies 98/98: "@PJL SET COPIES=98<0A>"
*Copies 99/99: "@PJL SET COPIES=99<0A>"
*Copies 100/100: "@PJL SET COPIES=100<0A>"
*JCLCloseUI: *Copies

*CustomJCLCopies True: "@PJL SET COPIES=\1<0A>"
*ParamCustomJCLCopies Copies/Number of Copies: 1 int 1 100


*OpenUI *InputSlot/Media Source: PickOne
*OrderDependency: 120 AnySetup *InputSlot
*DefaultInputSlot: Default
*InputSlot Default/Default: "<</ManualFeed false>>setpagedevice"
*InputSlot Upper/Upper Tray: "<</ManualFeed false /MediaPosition 0>>setpagedevice"
*InputSlot Lower/Lower Tray: "<</ManualFeed false /MediaPosition 1>>setpagedevice"
*InputSlot Multipurpose/Multipurpose Tray: "<</ManualFeed false /MediaPosition 3>>setpagedevice"
*InputSlot Manual/Manual Feeder: "<</ManualFeed true /MediaPosition 3>>setpagedevice"
*CloseUI: *InputSlot

*OpenUI *Duplex/Double-Sided Printing: PickOne
*OrderDependency: 130 AnySetup *Duplex
*DefaultDuplex: None
*Duplex DuplexNoTumble/Long Edge (Standard): "<</Duplex true /Tumble false>>setpagedevice"
*Duplex DuplexTumble/Short Edge (Flip): "<</Duplex true /Tumble true>>setpagedevice"
*Duplex None/Off: "<</Duplex false>>setpagedevice"
*CloseUI: *Duplex

*OpenUI *Resolution/Resolution: PickOne
*OrderDependency: 90 AnySetup *Resolution
*DefaultResolution: 600x600dpi
*Resolution 150x150dpi/150x150 DPI: "<</HWResolution[150 150]>>setpagedevice"
*Resolution 300x300dpi/300x300 DPI: "<</HWResolution[300 300]>>setpagedevice"
*Resolution 600x600dpi/600x600 DPI: "<</HWResolution[600 600]>>setpagedevice"
*CloseUI: *Resolution

*CloseGroup: General

*OpenGroup: Adjustment/Adjustment

*JCLOpenUI *REt/Resolution Enhancement: PickOne
*OrderDependency: 100 JCLSetup *REt
*DefaultREt: Medium
*REt Dark/Dark: "@PJL SET RET=DARK<0A>"
*REt Light/Light: "@PJL SET RET=LIGHT<0A>"
*REt Medium/Medium: "@PJL SET RET=MEDIUM<0A>"
*REt Off/Off: "@PJL SET RET=OFF<0A>"
*JCLCloseUI: *REt

*JCLOpenUI *TonerDensity/Toner Density: PickOne
*OrderDependency: 100 JCLSetup *TonerDensity
*DefaultTonerDensity: 3
*TonerDensity 1/1: "@PJL SET DENSITY=1<0A>"
*TonerDensity 2/2: "@PJL SET DENSITY=2<0A>"
*TonerDensity 3/3: "@PJL SET DENSITY=3<0A>"
*TonerDensity 4/4: "@PJL SET DENSITY=4<0A>"
*TonerDensity 5/5: "@PJL SET DENSITY=5<0A>"
*JCLCloseUI: *TonerDensity

*CloseGroup: Adjustment

*OpenGroup: Miscellaneous/Miscellaneous

*JCLOpenUI *MemBoost/Memory Booster Technology: PickOne
*OrderDependency: 100 JCLSetup *MemBoost
*DefaultMemBoost: Auto
*MemBoost Auto/Automatic: "@PJL SET PS:MBT=AUTO<0A>"
*MemBoost Off/Off: "@PJL SET PS:MBT=OFF<0A>"
*MemBoost On/On: "@PJL SET PS:MBT=ON<0A>"
*JCLCloseUI: *MemBoost

*JCLOpenUI *MPTray/MP Tray: PickOne
*OrderDependency: 100 JCLSetup *MPTray
*DefaultMPTray: First
*MPTray Cassette/Cassette: "@PJL SET MPTRAY=CASSETTE<0A>"
*MPTray First/First: "@PJL SET MPTRAY=FIRST<0A>"
*JCLCloseUI: *MPTray

*CloseGroup: Miscellaneous


*% Generic boilerplate PPD stuff as standard PostScript fonts and so on

*DefaultFont: Courier
*Font AvantGarde-Book: Standard "(001.006S)" Standard ROM
*Font AvantGarde-BookOblique: Standard "(001.006S)" Standard ROM
*Font AvantGarde-Demi: Standard "(001.007S)" Standard ROM
*Font AvantGarde-DemiOblique: Standard "(001.007S)" Standard ROM
*Font Bookman-Demi: Standard "(001.004S)" Standard ROM
*Font Bookman-DemiItalic: Standard "(001.004S)" Standard ROM
*Font Bookman-Light: Standard "(001.004S)" Standard ROM
*Font Bookman-LightItalic: Standard "(001.004S)" Standard ROM
*Font Courier: Standard "(002.004S)" Standard ROM
*Font Courier-Bold: Standard "(002.004S)" Standard ROM
*Font Courier-BoldOblique: Standard "(002.004S)" Standard ROM
*Font Courier-Oblique: Standard "(002.004S)" Standard ROM
*Font Helvetica: Standard "(001.006S)" Standard ROM
*Font Helvetica-Bold: Standard "(001.007S)" Standard ROM
*Font Helvetica-BoldOblique: Standard "(001.007S)" Standard ROM
*Font Helvetica-Narrow: Standard "(001.006S)" Standard ROM
*Font Helvetica-Narrow-Bold: Standard "(001.007S)" Standard ROM
*Font Helvetica-Narrow-BoldOblique: Standard "(001.007S)" Standard ROM
*Font Helvetica-Narrow-Oblique: Standard "(001.006S)" Standard ROM
*Font Helvetica-Oblique: Standard "(001.006S)" Standard ROM
*Font NewCenturySchlbk-Bold: Standard "(001.009S)" Standard ROM
*Font NewCenturySchlbk-BoldItalic: Standard "(001.007S)" Standard ROM
*Font NewCenturySchlbk-Italic: Standard "(001.006S)" Standard ROM
*Font NewCenturySchlbk-Roman: Standard "(001.007S)" Standard ROM
*Font Palatino-Bold: Standard "(001.005S)" Standard ROM
*Font Palatino-BoldItalic: Standard "(001.005S)" Standard ROM
*Font Palatino-Italic: Standard "(001.005S)" Standard ROM
*Font Palatino-Roman: Standard "(001.005S)" Standard ROM
*Font Symbol: Special "(001.007S)" Special ROM
*Font Times-Bold: Standard "(001.007S)" Standard ROM
*Font Times-BoldItalic: Standard "(001.009S)" Standard ROM
*Font Times-Italic: Standard "(001.007S)" Standard ROM
*Font Times-Roman: Standard "(001.007S)" Standard ROM
*Font ZapfChancery-MediumItalic: Standard "(001.007S)" Standard ROM
*Font ZapfDingbats: Special "(001.004S)" Standard ROM


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Re: HOWTO:Setting up a printer on porteus with a ppd

Post#12 by francois » 27 Oct 2015, 22:42

5M does not seem to work. At first glance, it did not seem the appropriate ppd for your printer to me.

Please try the one that I have provided above and report.
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Re: HOWTO:Setting up a printer on porteus with a ppd

Post#13 by yldouright » 28 Oct 2015, 11:59

All three of the PPD files linked above result in the same error. While looking through the PPD text I noted they all had a CUPS v1.0 designation. I don't suppose this is the issue but I brought it up in case it might be. An acquaintance of mine said he believes any HP printer requires an internet connection to install in order to fulfill the license obligation of their devices. He said he ran into this problem on an offline Windows installation of an HP printer. HP is alleged to justify this information gathering for budgeting and making decisions about its support of its products. This is the first I've heard of this and would like some corroboration before I put this computer on a network.

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Re: HOWTO:Setting up a printer on porteus with a ppd

Post#14 by francois » 29 Oct 2015, 15:09

Do you have printing.xzm installed?

This was a silly question.

Wread might come and troubleshoot your problem. He is the hp printer expert.
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Re: HOWTO:Setting up a printer on porteus with a ppd

Post#15 by Jack » 04 Mar 2016, 04:33

I'm going to break down and buy Brother HL-L2305W and I think this is the same driver as the HL-L2300D.
http://support.brother.com/g/b/download ... &type3=561
I just like Slackware because I think it teach you about Linux to build packages where Ubuntu is like Windows you just install programs you want.

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