Opened 5 years ago

Closed 11 months ago

#15 closed defect (fixed)

HP Color LaserJet CP1025nw

Reported by: WAS2013 Owned by: bart
Priority: Feedback Pending Milestone:
Component: cups Version:
Severity: highest Keywords:


This printer is networked, connected to the router via an ethernet cable.

I extracted the attached PPD file from the HPLIP file on a Linux platform. It seems I may have installed the printer successfully but CUPS Administration reports that it "requires proprietary plugin".

Anybody have any experience w/ the subject, and any idea on the plugin? Or may I just have to use Windows (and perhaps Linux) for printing w/ it?

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HP_Color_LaserJet_CP1025nw.ppd (14.7 KB) - added by WAS2013 5 years ago.

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Change History (15)

Changed 5 years ago by WAS2013

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by WAS2013

I neglected to mention, if it is pertinent, that the Printers page also references hpcups 3.13.5.

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by diver

did you install HPLIP package? As i think it's needed to get it working.

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by WAS2013

I assumed it was, since I copied <hplip-3_12_10a.wpi> to the same temporary directory as the Cups Base file and other files, and imagined it would be installed at the same time. But maybe so or maybe not; I searched the <access> <error> and <page> Log files in \cups\var\log\cups for any <hplip> reference and none was found. Or I wonder if there are other log files I should search? Or perhaps no reference to it as a matter of course? I did a search of the volume and found 15 files w/ <hplip> in their name, but 16 of them were in the <localization> subdirectory. There is though a \cups\share\hplip\ directory. I don't know if this does or does not mean the <hplip> package was installed. If it won't foul up things I guess I could run the <hplip-3_12_10a.wpi> file just to make sure.

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by WAS2013

I wonder if anyone has any idea of what kind of file the "proprietary plugin" would consist?

I have the CD for the printer, as well as a number of files installed under XP for it, and one of them likely is the "plugin" for which CUPS was looking. but I have no idea which one might be the file with which I should play to see if I could get the printer working under CUPS.

Any ideas?

comment:5 Changed 5 years ago by ataylor

  • Severity set to highest

According to the user-submitted (non-confirmed) review at this printer doesn't have an open-source driver. The 'proprietary plugin' seems to be a closed-source executable from HP which presumably only works under Linux.

In other words, probably this printer cannot (yet?) be supported under OS/2.

comment:6 Changed 5 years ago by ataylor

Actually, according to the HP CP1025nw may be supported by foo2zjs.

The OS/2 port is a bit experimental but it supposedly works for at least some people. Try installing these two packages:

comment:7 Changed 5 years ago by WAS2013

Thanks Alex,

Sorry for the delay, but only checked this ticket today. (Since I now have the printer mentioned in Ticket #14 working pretty much "up to snuff", I mentally backburned this question.)

I've downloaded the files and will give them a try and test. Though w/ a bunch of tasks w/ which I am now swamped it may well be a week-or-so before I can experiment, I'll report back as soon as I can.

Again, thanks.

comment:8 Changed 4 years ago by batchheizer

With my "HP_LaserJet_Professional_P1606dn" I have the same problem:

If I use HPLip (HPCups) I get "/cups/lib/cups/filter/hpcups.exe failed" and no output. Maybe because: "HP LaserJet? Professional p1609dn, hpcups 3.12.10a, requires proprietary plugin (color, 2-sided printing)"

On commandline: hpcups.exe "prnt/hpcups/HPCupsFilter.cpp 67: ERROR: C:\cups\lib\cups\filter\hpcups.exe job-id user title copies options [file]" - this seems to be normal.

Is there any chance for making this printer work with HPLIP/HPcups?

With Foomatic I have problems too -> See new Ticket.

comment:9 Changed 4 years ago by ataylor

Forget about using the HPLIP driver for this printer, if it requires a proprietary plugin then it's a lost cause.

This printer is also listed as supported by foo2zjs. However, it may also work with a generic PCL5 driver... maybe you could try that.

comment:10 Changed 4 years ago by batchheizer

I tried with success a PCL5-Driver (HP LaserJet? 2200), but I want to use CUPS because: AOO 4.1.1-Print makes problems with print via PCL5 and QPDFView needs CUPS for printing. And I will print via network. Also some useful features are missing in the PCL5-Driver.

But thanks for your hint, that HPLIP will not work because of the "proprietary plugin".

For the problems with FOO2zjs please look at tickets 22 and 23.

comment:11 Changed 4 years ago by ataylor

Try using a CUPS PCL5 driver like "Generic" -> "PCL5e Printer". Install using the CUPS wizard or CUPS admin GUI. This is seen by the OS/2 side as a Postscript printer, so it should avoid the problem with AOO.

comment:12 Changed 4 years ago by batchheizer

First success: With "Generic PCL 5e Printer - CUPS+Gutenprint v5.2.9 (grayscale, 2-sided printing)" I can print the testpage via "socket://" or via "lpd://".

comment:13 Changed 12 months ago by diver

  • Priority changed from major to Feedback Pending

is this ticket still relevant with latest cups?

comment:14 Changed 11 months ago by diver

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

no feedback, so closing the issue. If you still have cups issues please open a ticket at

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