Bug 109378 - r-c-p should offer the pxlmono driver for HP LaserJet 5 printers (among others)
r-c-p should offer the pxlmono driver for HP LaserJet 5 printers (among others)
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: redhat-config-printer (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
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Reported: 2003-11-07 06:15 EST by Nils Philippsen
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: 3.0.0-11
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Last Closed: 2003-11-07 07:11:55 EST
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Description Nils Philippsen 2003-11-07 06:15:24 EST
Description of problem:

SSIA. The pxlmono printer is magnitudes quicker than the other offered
drivers for LaserJet 5.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start r-c-p
2. New Printer or Edit Printer
3. Choose LaserJet 5 (or 5/5M)

Actual results:

pxlmono driver doesn't get offered.

Expected results:

pxlmono driver gets offered.

Additional info:

I found out about this on
where it is stated:

"lj5gray [...] PCL-XL driver for the LaserJet 5, 6 (not 5L and 5P) and
compatible models up to 1200 dpi resolution. Note that the
"pxlmono"/"pxlcolor" drivers are much faster than this driver, but due
to a bug they do not work in GhostScript 5.50, in GhostScript 6.51
they work excellently."
Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2003-11-07 07:01:15 EST
Should be fixed in 3.0.0-11.

Should pxlmono be the default driver for this model?
Comment 2 Nils Philippsen 2003-11-07 07:10:55 EST
I've used this driver so far (since yesterday evening) had no
problems. The only issue (which is mentioned on the driver's page at
linuxprinting.org) is that it is a generic driver with no support for
any of the fancier printer features. So I guess it shouldn't be default.

I'll let you know if I encounter any other problems.

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