Printing in arch linux
Posted on Thu 27 March 2014 in posts
cups, gsfronts hplib
pacman -S cups gsfonts hplib hp-setup -i
when running the hp-setup command it gave an error that no PPD file was found
I also had to change the usb port from a front port to a port on the motherboard
for whatever reason. I had to specify the location for the PPD file manually
i created a python virtual env as I was getting an error about python-dbus not being installed. Activating the virtualenv and installing python2-dbus seemed to fix it.
turned on the cups service
systemctl start cups.service
reran the command with the cups server running
went to cups server at
localhost:631/admin and verified the printer was installed.
I then tried testing a print page and it worked!!