HP Photosmart 2575

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Choosing connection method

Determine method for connecting device. In my case I installed it over the network (192.168.50:9100) because I wanted other computers to be able to use it on my network without needing to set up all kinds of things for printer sharing from linux to linux and linux to windows. If you are connecting via USB then follow the instructions regarding USB printers on CUPS Setup first.

Install foomatic and cups packages

The following packages will need to be installed: foomatic-db-engine foomatic-db-ppd foomatic-filters cups

# pacman -Sy foomatic-db-engine foomatic-db-ppd foomatic-filters cups
After installing packages, start the CUPS daemon by running
# /etc/rc.d/cups start

Restart CUPS if the foomatic packages weren't installed and CUPS was already installed and running.

Configure the printer in CUPS

Download the HP-PhotoSmart_2570-hpijs.ppd and save to a place you can access easily.

If you use KDE, I recommend using its interface. Run

$ kcmshell printers
and go through the dialog. You can also access the dialog by running
$ kprinter
and clicking the wand that says "Add printer..."

If you prefer, go through the CUPS configurator. This doesn't do quite as much probing, but will get the job done. If you need your printer's IP address, on the printer itself, hit setup, Network, View Network Settings, Display Wired Summary. The port should be TCP 9100.

Test!

If you installed everything the test page should print correctly and you are good to go!

--Erroneous 01:06, 19 February 2007 (EST)