I was not pleased with the result of the test page: This page is also available in the following languages How to set the default document language: After downloading and possibly renaming the PPD, you need to put it in the right place. So what are those Foomatic PPDs? This document is Copyright by Robert van den Aker. This page is also available in the following languages How to set the default document language:. If your printer is not supported by either of these driver packages, you may yet be able to find a Foomatic PPD for your printer.

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This means you do not need to recompile ghostscript every time a new printer model comes out; you just update the foomqtic filter program.

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It provides the “glue” between a foomaic spooler like CUPS or lpr and your actual printer, by telling your pprinter how to process files sent to the printer.

This page was last edited on 24 Decemberat Some background information about foomatic-rip, its use of traditional ghostscript devices, and how these differ from the special “cups” ghostscript device, can be found on this page.


It uses PPD files as configuration to generate appropriate output for a given printer. Foomatic is a printing system designed to make it easier to set up common printers for use with Debian and other operating systems.

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Articles needing additional references from September All articles needing additional references. Foomatic Fomoatic for the hpijs ghostscript filter are provided by the hpijs-ppds package and will already be installed and available for selection in the CUPS web interface if you installed that package.

Other Foomatic PPDs need to be downloaded from the www.

We can also discard hpijs-rss as an older, pronter patched, version of hpijs than the one we have installed, and hpdj as an older version of the pcl3 driver. You will probably need the foomatic-db-engine package for this package to be useful.

Different PPDs that use foomatic-rip often require different ghostscript devices. This leaves us with three choices: I had to change some of the driver settings this is done through the “Configure Printer” option on the printers page in the CUPS web interface before I was able to successfully print a orinter page.

Languages Deutsch Nederlands Edit links. A newer method is to have a common ghostscript device call an external program also called a filter; distinct from CUPS filterswhich controls the printer options for the different models supported by the filter.


Debian is a trademark of SPI Inc. Retrieved from ” https: Currently it is developed by the OpenPrinting workgroup of the Linux Foundation.

foomatic-rip(1) – Linux man page

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. However, very few driver distributions provide native CUPS filters, and the foomatic-rip trick comes in handy in many cases. Otherwise, the most generic way to act is:. In fomoatic olden days, every printer driver was a separate ghostscript device.

Native CUPS printer filters do not use any of the traditional ghostscript devices; they only use the special “cups” ghostscript device.

foomatic-rip(1) – Linux man page

As you can see, there are many drivers to choose from for my printer: I then installed the Fookatic for the “pcl3” driver, and that was much better, so Primter removed the printer that used the “cdj” driver and kept the “pcl3” printer. But if foomatic-rip “knows” about the available printer, it will translate the PostScript data directly to the printer’s language, without creating the intermediate raster file.

We can quickly discard three of these: Views Read Edit View history. Free and open-source software portal.