ppd.gz wanted for Deskjet 2630

Asked by Richard Welsh on 2020-01-03

I have just installed HPLIP 3.19.12 into Linux Mint 18.1 to support a new HP Deskjet 2630 but the HP Device Installer cannot find an appropriate ppd.gz file to install. Is this printer supported by one of the listed ppd.gz files? if it is please tell me which one and, if it isn't, will one be available in the near future?

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2020-01-22
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2020-01-21
brian_p (claremont102) said : #1

> I have just installed HPLIP 3.19.12 into Linux Mint 18.1 to support a new HP Deskjet 2630

Why? Your device is a good fit for driverless printing:

  https://wiki.debian.org/CUPSQuickPrintQueues

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Brian.

Richard Welsh (nomaduser) said : #2

Bear with me as I'm an extreme Linux novice. After the installation of HPLIP the HP device manager gave me the option of setting up the printer via a CUPS Web Interface at http://localhost:631. However, most of the links there came back with 'Not Found' except for the User and Developer forums' front end page so that was not much use to me. But, and you can correct me as I know little to nothing about CUPS, I doubt if CUPS will give me the functionality that HPLIP with the appropriate ppd.gz file will on my HP Notebook.

I bought an HP printer as I was told that they had Linux drivers covered with their HPLIP software. Little did I know it didnn't, yet, include the 2630. Maybe I should have checked! I used my previous Epson printer with not fully compatible drivers and basic software and was fed up with it's limitations hence I would like to avoid that situation now.

brian_p (claremont102) said : #3

> I doubt if CUPS will give me the functionality that HPLIP with the
> appropriate ppd.gz file will on my HP Notebook.

That is incorrect. Besides, you haven't any choice if youwant to print
now. I would get the URI of the printer with the 'driverless' command
and substitute for it in

  lpadmin -p 2630 -v URI -E -m everywhere

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Brian.

Richard Welsh (nomaduser) said : #4

Hi Brian,

Sorry I've not got back to this for a while but I've been setting up my Windoze, Android and IOS devices to use this printer and also trying increase my Linux knowledge on what I'm attempting to do here. I've seen much, learnt a little and confused myself a lot!

OK, back to your instructions. The 'driverless' command (plus appropriate parameter) is not recognised by LM so I'm at a loss how to obtain the correct URI of the printer. From the router I know the printer's URL is 192.168.1.31 and, I believe, that will be part of the URI but what's the rest? Also, in your 'lpadmin' command you've written the printer's name as simply '2630'. However, the router lists it as 'HP6655AE' while LM, from the taskbar's 'connections' applet lists it as 'DIRECT-AE-HP DeskJet 2600 series'. Should i use one of these two?

Finally, as installing the printer via the CUPS page at http://localhost:631 is recommended by so many, have you any idea why I'm unable to get no further than the initial menu?

Thanks

Best brian_p (claremont102) said : #5

> The 'driverless' command (plus appropriate parameter) is not recognised by LM ...

I forgot that Richard was using Mint 18.x and not 19.x. But see

  https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=51&t=310097

for a successful resolution of the issue.

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Brian.

Richard Welsh (nomaduser) said : #6

Thanks brian_p, that solved my question.