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April 10, 2009

The solution to my HP printer not working on Solaris is to use CUPS. Since I have a full install and solaris now has the packages installed all I had to do was switch the service over:

$ pfexec /usr/sbin/print-service -s cups

then configure the printer using http://localhosts:631 in the same way as I did with ubunto. Now I don’t need the virtual machine running which is a bonus. I think cups may be a better fit for me at home since I don’t have a nameservice running so the benefits of the lp system are very limited.


The bug is 6826086: printer drivers from package SUNWhpijs are not update with HPLIP

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