Why are there 2 printer daemons running by default?

Jelle de Jong jelledejong at powercraft.nl
Mon Mar 5 21:54:47 UTC 2007

Joachim Ziegler wrote:
> Hello list,
> I've just installed the latest Xubuntu Feisty Fawn and I'm wondering why 
> there is a cupsd and an hplipd running. Does this not contradict 
> Xubuntu's philosphy of being as lean as possible?
> Do you expect more than 50 % of Xubuntu users to have an HP device 
> attached to their computer?
> Greetings,
> Joachim

I run cups tho manage my printers. I have 3 of them; two hp laser
printers they are working with Ethernet and one hp all-in-one usb
printer. The laserprinters work with cups alone but the usb printer
needs the hplib to be able to print and scan. So I only load the hplib
when i need the hp usb printer. But I always need cups. So hplib is only
a system to get some hp printers and scanner working with cups. It is
not a substitute of cups for hp printers!

Best regards,


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