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Date:      Mon, 29 Jan 2007 18:39:44 +0100
From:      Roland Smith <>
Subject:   Re: conflict between gimp-print and gutenprint
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On Sun, Jan 28, 2007 at 11:44:38PM -0800, David Benfell wrote:
> Hello all,
> I am running FreeBSD 6.2 with CUPS and a printer--specifically an HP Color
> LaserJet 5500-DN--that only seems to want to print with the Gutenprint po=
> installed.
> Even with the Gutenprint port installed, I had to copy the PPD file over
> from a Linux laptop to get color working.

You have to install the PPD file into CUPS. This can be done via
administration/Add Printer or Printers/Modify Printer. I used the
lpadmin app to add the ppd file:

/usr/local/sbin/lpadmin -E -p clj2550 -v parallel:/dev/lpt0 -P clj2550.ppd

> Then I decided to install the Gimp.  The Gimp entails gimp-print which
> conflicts with Gutenprint.  So I uninstalled Gutenprint.  And now I can't
> get anything to print.

In the GIMP, set up the printer as PostScript level 2, and also provide
the PPD file.

Works fine with my 2550L.

HTH, Roland
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