New in Mint 19. It's the future and is here now. CUPS will cease to support printing with PPDs in the near future.FrankB616 wrote: ⤴Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:23 am
https://wiki.debian.org/QuickPrintQueue ... g_Function
OK, though I am a Linux user for close to 20 years, I have admittedly fallen way behind the curve in recent years. This is the first I have heard of driverless printing.
The purpose of the link is to provide a comfortable and easy driverless printing setup to experienced and inexperienced users alike. I ask you - is removing one # on a line of a configuration file so difficult? cups-browsed is installed by default on a Mint system.I followed the link you gave me, and even went into the link at the top of that page giving an overview of driverless printing. Very intriguing! I followed a lot of it, but my head began to spin as I got further into it. I get the idea, however, and I see many advantages.
If a user wants to control the setup instead, it is just as easy:
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lpadmin -v URI -E -m everywhere
Fine. That's scanning sorted.The only scanning I do with this machine is done with Vuescan, a commercial cross-platform product that has its own drivers. Vuescan works with the MFP M477fdw scanner just fine as it sits at the moment.
Yes:So, something now occurs to me: Is the required plugin for the MFP M477fdw ONLY for the scanner?
https://developers.hp.com/hp-linux-imag ... lugin.html
By this time you would have had driverless printing working for you.If so, then I should be able to print to the MFP M477fdw using HPLIP right now with no issues -- plugin installed or not. And if that is the case, then I am back to square one as the printer does not work reliably with HPLIP.
I now have to decide whether to try driverless printing, or find a way to use the ghostscript driver as I had originally been asking about -- if that is even still possible. Sometimes old technology still gets the job done.
If you really, really, really need to use drivers, please read
The only difference in the technique is that you have a network URI.