Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 102890
Text Only Printers do NOT work via LPD in RedHat 9
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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 email@example.com
It prints garbage instead of the simple RedHat ASCII Test Page
Should print Standard RedHat ASCII Test Page
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.
Created attachment 93858 [details]
This is the result of 'printconf-tui --Xexport'
Yes, it appears that "convert-test-to-postscript" is set "TRUE"
So, setting it to false should be a work-around.
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.
In the printer configuration tool: Red Hat menu, System Settings, Printing.