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Bug 102890 - Text Only Printers do NOT work via LPD in RedHat 9
Text Only Printers do NOT work via LPD in RedHat 9
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: LPRng (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2003-08-22 08:37 EDT by Jack Hagin
Modified: 2005-10-31 17:00 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-12-08 08:16:38 EST
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This is the result of 'printconf-tui --Xexport' (8.42 KB, text/plain)
2003-08-22 10:02 EDT, Jack Hagin
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Description Jack Hagin 2003-08-22 08:37:02 EDT
Description of problem:
If you create a "Text-Only" printer under RedHat 9 CUPS or LPRng that used LPD
to printer on another Linux host or TCP/IP terminal, it does NOT print
"text-only" but garbage. It appears to be sending a PostScript page instead of
"plain text only" output.

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How reproducible:
Create a "Generic Text Only" printer assigned to LPD and try to print ASCII test

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Create Generic Text Only Printer
2.Name it "textonly"
3.Connect it via LPD and Assign it to lp@
Actual results:

It prints garbage instead of the simple RedHat ASCII Test Page

Expected results:
Should print Standard RedHat ASCII Test Page

Additional info:
Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2003-08-22 08:48:38 EDT
Please attach the output of 'printconf-tui --Xexport'.  It sounds like it's got
the 'convert text to PostScript' option set, but I'd like to check.

The tool ought to force this option off if the printer is text-only, but it very
well might not be doing that now.
Comment 2 Jack Hagin 2003-08-22 10:02:54 EDT
Created attachment 93858 [details]
This is the result of 'printconf-tui --Xexport'

Yes, it appears that "convert-test-to-postscript" is set "TRUE"
Comment 3 Tim Waugh 2003-08-28 13:08:02 EDT
So, setting it to false should be a work-around.
Comment 4 Jack Hagin 2003-08-28 22:27:06 EDT
I agree that setting it to "False" should be a work around, BUT where do I go 
to set it to false?

I have looked in the /var/spool/lpd/<printer-directory> and in the mf.cfg file 
it shows these to be "Text-Only" printers. But I can find no where to edit the 
information "convert-text-to-postscript="TRUE" and change it to "FALSE".

Thanks for your help.

Jack Hagin
Comment 5 Tim Waugh 2003-08-29 04:53:34 EDT
In the printer configuration tool: Red Hat menu, System Settings, Printing.

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