Bug 111340 - CUPS/Samba with HP L1300 driver generates raw postscript
Summary: CUPS/Samba with HP L1300 driver generates raw postscript
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: cups   
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Version: 1
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Tim Waugh
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Reported: 2003-12-02 12:14 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2008-08-02 23:40 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-10-25 20:14:22 UTC
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Description Need Real Name 2003-12-02 12:14:23 UTC
Description of problem:

Setting a printer up to print via samba (on a Red Hat 9 server) on a
HP Laserjet 1300 works fine as long as I choose the "generic
postscript" driver.  If I choose manufacturer and model -- HP/Laserjet
1300 -- and the postscript driver, it seems like I get an extra level
of postscript generation: the printer spews out the raw postscipt code
 directly on paper.

The problem is not serious for me; going back to the
manufaturer-independent "generic postscrip" driver works fine.

Printing from other machines (including Windows XP clients) works
fine, so I guess it's not the server's own cups implementation that is
the problem.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Standard fedora core 1

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
Setup printer via redhat-config-printer, choose "windows printer",
choose the relevant server and printer, choose HP/Laserjet 1300,
postscript driver, print test sheet.

Actual results:
Raw postscript output from printer.

Expected results:
Processed postscript output.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2003-12-02 17:53:29 UTC
Does 'raw print queue' work?  There must be some way for the printing
configuration tool to be able to work out when that is needed. :-/

Comment 2 Tom Cross 2004-02-13 20:17:13 UTC
I'm having the same trouble with my LaserJet 1100.  I setup a normal
print queue on my computer using local LPT1 port.  lpr something.ps
works just fine.  Enable lpd support on my computer.  Goto another
linux box.  Setup a queue on other computer as a 'raw printer queue'
or a 'postscript printer' queue and when the test page comes through I
get postscript on the printer instead of the test page.

It's exactly as if remote print jobs are NOT being sent through the

If on the other linux box I change the queue to laserjet 1100 so it
loads the right driver, then it works fine.

Comment 3 Matthew Miller 2006-07-11 17:30:35 UTC
Fedora Core 1 is maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for security updates
only. If this problem is a security issue, please reopen and reassign to the
Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a security issue and hasn't been resolved in
the current FC5 updates or in the FC6 test release, reopen and change the
version to match.


NOTE: Fedora Core 1 is reaching the final end of support even by the Legacy
project. After Fedora Core 6 Test 2 is released (currently scheduled for July
26th), there will be no more security updates for FC1. Please use these next two
weeks to upgrade any remaining FC1 systems to a current release.

Comment 4 John Thacker 2006-10-25 20:14:22 UTC
Closed per above message and lack of response.  Note that FC1 and FC2 are not even
supported by Fedora Legacy anymore.

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