FOOMATIC PRINTER DRIVER

September Learn how and when to remove this template message. It can be used in tandem with either the oldish “hpijs” ghostscript device or the new “ijs” ghostscript device. For other contact information, see the Debian contact page. We can quickly discard three of these: I choose the HP DeskJet , which takes me to this page.

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foomatic-rip(1) – Linux man page

This page is also available in the following languages How to set the default document pirnter This page was last edited on 24 Decemberat Different PPDs that use foomatic-rip often require different ghostscript devices. Currently it is developed by the Foomaic workgroup of the Linux Foundation. If the output spools to a PostScript printer, no further action is needed.

We can also discard hpijs-rss as an older, albeit patched, version of hpijs than the one we have installed, and hpdj as an older version of the pcl3 driver.

It uses ‘traditional’ ghostscript devices such as “cdj”, “pcl3”, “ijs”, etcetera instead. Foomatic is a printing system designed to make it easier to set up common printers for use with Debian and other operating systems.

You will probably need the foomatic-db-engine package for this package to be useful. We’re not going to use any of these: September Learn how and when to remove this template message. This means that you need to have the “cdj” device compiled into ghostscript if you want to use the cdj PPD. The extension must be.

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After downloading and possibly renaming the PPD, you need to put it in the right place.

Foomatic – Wikipedia

As you can see, there are many drivers to choose from for my printer: Click the “download PPD” link. Other Foomatic PPDs need to be downloaded from the www. This document is Copyright by Robert van den Aker. This page is also available in the following languages How to set the default document language:. This script is a clever foomatc to allow the use of ‘traditional’ ghostscript devices with CUPS.

The page foomaticc that the type of the cdj driver is “Ghostscript”. Views Read Edit View history. Other Packages Related to foomatic-db depends recommends suggests enhances rec: It can be used in tandem with either the oldish “hpijs” ghostscript device or the new “ijs” ghostscript device.

Foomatci, very few driver distributions provide native CUPS filters, and the foomatic-rip trick comes in handy in many cases.

Otherwise, the most generic way to act is:. I then installed the PPD for the “pcl3” driver, and that was much better, so I removed the printer that used the “cdj” driver and kept the “pcl3” printer.

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We can quickly discard three of these: OpenPrinting printer support – database Foomatic is a printing system designed to make it easier to priinter up common printers for use with Debian and other operating systems. But if foomatic-rip “knows” about the available printer, it will translate the PostScript data directly to the printer’s language, without creating the intermediate raster file.

So what are fopmatic Foomatic PPDs? It uses PPD files as configuration to generate appropriate output for a given printer. Articles needing additional references from September All articles needing additional references. In the olden days, every printer driver was a separate ghostscript device.

For other contact information, see the Debian contact page. This means you do not need to recompile ghostscript every time a new printer model comes out; you just update the external filter program.