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In ubuntu 12.04, with hplip and cups installed, I found I could add the printer directly from the Printing console, by going to Find a Network Printer, and then selecting the printer, and then accepting the default connection of a "Remote CUPS printer via DNS-SD (...)"


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You should have something like: text/plain application/postscript 33 texttops in your /etc/cups/mime.convs file. So, I suppose that what needs to be done is to fix the texttops filter. Under Debian, it is /usr/lib/cups/filter/texttops, which is a shell script that uses the texttopdf filter and the pdf2ps command. You can try to replace ...


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I had the same problem and following how-to helped me to fix it: http://www.bsmdevelopment.com/Reference/Tech_20130004.html It's really good. You can even choose a font for text/plain printing like FreeMono or Courier. Cheers,


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I don't know if you consider HPLIP an external dependency, but here is the official driver recommendation directly from CUPS. CUPS Printer Driver: HP4650 and Here is the Package info in the Debian Repo:HPLIPS As Thushi states your system doesn't know how to rasterize the document without using a tool like paps. Installing the hplip package and ...


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The same can be done with paps; #!/bin/bash #This script converts UTF-8 txt to postscript paps | lpr Sometimes you need to specify the prinqueue; #!/bin/bash # This script converts UTF-8 txt to postscript paps | lpr -P lj Paps does a much better job then cups' texttops.


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Try $ lp -o page-set=odd filename # ... manually flip pages ... $ lp -o page-set=even filename from the docs here.


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So far as I know, if you open the file by firefox, and print it, you can see that the full path filename will be listed in the /var/log/cups/page_log. If you print the file by other app, or by cmd line, then only the file name itself is logged.



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