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lpadmin -m and foomatic

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Hi i'm a newbie in linux and need help installing network printer. Trying to install an HP Laser Jet 5.

I tried to look for the available ppd files using lpadmin -m | grep " HP LaserJet 5" and got the following output:

gutenprint.5.2://pcl-5/expert HP LaserJet 5 - CUPS+Gutenprint v5.2.3
gutenprint.5.2://pcl-5/simple HP LaserJet 5 - CUPS+Gutenprint v5.2.3 Simplified
foomatic:HP-LaserJet_5-lj4dith.ppd HP LaserJet 5 Foomatic/lj4dith
foomatic:HP-LaserJet_5-lj5gray.ppd HP LaserJet 5 Foomatic/lj5gray
foomatic:HP-LaserJet_5-ljet4.ppd HP LaserJet 5 Foomatic/ljet4
foomatic:HP-LaserJet_5-pxlmono.ppd HP LaserJet 5 Foomatic/pxlmono

Can someone point me in the right direction on what to do next? I tried to locate the ppd files listed under foomatic, but I cannot find any files with those names.

Thanks!
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by:fmarzocca
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Have you tried with System-Administration->Printers, and let the system install recommended drivers?
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how would I do this from the command line?
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Are you running a server?. You didn't say that in your first post.
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You can run cups administrator from a browser on another PC:

http://<server-ip>:631
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Sorry I wasn't mentioning I was using Ubuntu server. Thanks for the advice, I wanted to check if I could do it from command line. The browser was going to be my last recourse.I was curious about the foomatic output from "lpadmin -m" command. I know that command is used to view the available drivers, but I cannot locate the .ppd files listed with foomatic.
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So i have misunderstood. You are not trying to configure the printer, but just to exercise the terminal?
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Yes..sorry again....I was thinking "lpinfo -m" and "not lpadmin -m"

I was using lpinfo -m to view available drivers, lpinfo -v  to locate the network printer and "lpadmin p printer-name options" to configure the printer.


It was the lpinfo -v where I was getting the foomatic lines and didn't know where the ppd files are located from foomatic. I hope this clears any confusion with my problem.



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The ppd files should be in /usr/share/ppd
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thanks for your help, i download the necessary ppd files and move it to that location.
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