How to create CUPS Postscript Drivers
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There are normally two ways driver files are published; either as a self-extracting executable file (.exe) or a cabinet file (.cab) This cab file can be packed by itself, or embedded within an .exe.
A. Self-extracting executable
B. Cab file
ii. At a shell, type cabextract <cabfile> This will automatically search the file for embedded cabinets, and extract all of them to the current working directory
2. Convert the appropriate driver file to a CUPS usable PPD:
With the files extracted, the appropriate driver file must be located. These files do not always have the same extension, so it will take some work to locate. It will have some extension similar to .pd_ .pp_ or .ps_ with a commonality of a trailing underscore.
ii. In the package list, locate mscompress and click the download link
C. Rename this newly created file to .ppd
3. Install the PPD
B. Select New Printer
C. Choose Network Printer (Having HP Jet Direct selected in the drop down menu.)
D. Key in the IP address of the printer in the "host" box.
E. Click "install Driver" and browse out to the new ppd file that was created earlier.
F. Click "open" *If there is an error about rights, reattempt the process as root
* Note: The driver file for your particular printer should be downloaded from the original manufacturer. Take care to ensure your driver is authentic and works in your environment prior to beginning.
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- Document ID:7001441
- Creation Date: 26-Sep-2008
- Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
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