gabriel.rosseel wrote: ↑Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:22 pmI installed CUPS and Samba on my Raspberry Pi - Raspbian Stretch and connected my printer HP LaserJet 1018 to an USB port.
Via CUPS - Administration - Add Printer I could install (visible) the HP LaserJet 1018.
I checked the "Share This Printer" checkbox.
As I couldn't find the exact HP printer in the list I provided the PPD file (HP-LaserJet_1018.ppd)
Then in Windows10 I searched for a printer and found \\huttesrv000\HP_LaserJet-1018 (huttesrv000= the hostname of my Pi)
So far so good : not a single error.
Just I can't print:
tested from CUPS: Printers- Print Selt Test Page
from the Pi itself via VNC
I can see the print job appearing in CUPS - JOBS - Show All Jobs
status: completed at:Tue 19 Sep 2017 02:48:43 PM CEST
On one of theJobs I got the status: Stopped "Filter Failed"
Can anyone please point me in the right direction as how to solve this problem?
thank you in advance, gabriël
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sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install hplip
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sudo usermod -a -G lpadmin USER
gabriel.rosseel wrote: ↑Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:25 pmfirst of all: sorry it took me awhile before replying.
In the meantime I found out something about the HP LaserJet 1018: it is a so called ""host based" printer;
this means that the pinter does NOT have the driver in its firmware; it has to be loaded from the host.
And apparently (according to HP sites) this works only for Windows (No Linux drivers available).
and it can be right: after printing, CUPS told me first that data was sent to the printer, then the queue emptied and then the message: printing complete (so no errors at all); one small detail: the printer didn't budge.
now i've connented the printer to the USB port of my Windows 10 workstation and I can print (pity not from everey wksts in the LAN).
So for now i've given up on CUPS (I know it is NOT an error in CUPS).
thanks everyone for all the help.