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Why have I been tagged in this post - never been anywhere near it
I have a usb HOIN HOP-H58 thermal printer that I have not succeeded in installing. The sysinfo:
Kernel: 4.14.74-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 8.2.1 -- Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.13.5 Distro: Manjaro Linux
..and a POS system that I wish to use the printer with. The system recognises the printer as "Local>>unknown"
I have tried installing generic drivers and even the ppd from printer's manufacturer website: http://hoinprinter.com/en/download and nothing works
The setup58.sh installation file provided under the manufacturer's Linux Driver installs with the following output:
$ sudo ./setup58.sh [sudo] password for adsfs: POS Electronics Co..Ltd --------------------------------------- Models included: POS-80-Series POS-58-Series gzip: stdin: unexpected end of file tar: Child returned status 1 tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now Searching for ServerRoot, ServerBin, and DataDir tags in /etc/cups/cupsd.conf ServerBin tag not present in cupsd.conf - using default DataDir tag not present in cupsd.conf - using default ServerRoot = ServerBin = DataDir = Copying rastertopos58 filter to /usr/lib/cups/filter chmod: cannot access './bin/rastertopos58': No such file or directory cp: cannot stat './bin/rastertopos58': No such file or directory Copying model ppd files to /usr/share/cups/model/pos cp: cannot stat 'ppd/*.ppd': No such file or directory Add the POS-58-Series printer lpadmin: Unable to open PPD "/usr/share/cups/model/pos/pos58.ppd": Unable to open PPD file on line 0. lpadmin: Unable to open PPD file "/usr/share/cups/model/pos/pos58.ppd" - No such file or directory Restarting CUPS Could not restart CUPS Install Complete Go to http://localhost:631, or http://127.0.0.1:631 to manage your printer please!
Nothing works even after trying to configure from localhost:631
https://github.com/IntegersOfK/Hoin-POS-58-80 seems to have a probable solution but this could be outdated and never worked for my printer
- The printer ill never print even a testpage and this is shown under 'status' in the printing preferences for the printer (POS-58-Series): File "/usr/lib/cups/filter/rasteropos58" not available: No such file or Directory. This problem persists even after copying rasteropos58 Directory to this path
I also tried this driver without success: https: //github. com/mike42/escpos-php. Or I missed some steps