Meanwhile, I’m trying to see if I can get the printer working on my own. I glanced through the
ppd file, and did manage to find some clues about where to place the package files.
So then I opened the CUPS web interface. I am connecting this printer locally through a USB cable, but it is not detected. When I open ‘Add Printer’ in CUPS, the only option listed for local printers is HPLIP. Because my LaserJet is installed on
localhost, I chose IPP and entered
- So my first question is, what is the address of a local printer?
hp-setup, I don’t see a way to tell CUPS which USB port my printer is plugged into.
Nevertheless, CUPS does install the driver. Printing fails, though, with two errors:
All the driver files are owned by ‘root’, and the permissions are set so only root can overwrite them; all other users can read and execute them. Can someone please interpret this error message for me?