Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 109378
r-c-p should offer the pxlmono driver for HP LaserJet 5 printers (among others)
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:33 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):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start r-c-p
2. New Printer or Edit Printer
3. Choose LaserJet 5 (or 5/5M)
pxlmono driver doesn't get offered.
pxlmono driver gets offered.
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."
Should be fixed in 3.0.0-11.
Should pxlmono be the default driver for this model?
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.