Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 116516
Gimp prints empty printouts
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:37 EST
Description of problem:
Trying to print from Gimp doesn't work
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
The file pops up for half a second in my printer queue and then
disappears again without trace.
Printing to file produces a zero-sized file.
It doesn't seem to matter what I input in Gimp's printer config options.
Please try to reproduce this with the currently available packages,
I just tried it on a full-resolution scan of a slide and got a print
which perfectly showed me that my laser printer a) is absolutely not
suitable for that type of images to print and b) is in need for a new
I'll transfer this bug to gimp-print and try to anticipate Tim's question:
What printer model do you have?
Same result on pre3.4. My printer is a hp psc 1110, using the hpijs
driver. I very much doubt that it has anything with my printer to do
1. Printing to file produces an empty file. No printer involved there.
2. No other program has any problem printing on the printer.
I might note that the preview in the gimp-print screen shows the image
Is there any way to get any debug output from gimp-print?
I don't understand -- what printer model do you have selected in the
'Printer Model' part of the 'Setup Printer' dialog? PostScript Level 2?
As I said above this happens no matter what I input in the config
options of gimp-print. I've tried ps level 1, 2 and some of the
printers in the list (since my printer isn't listed, I can't try
that), it makes absolutely no difference.
With an Epson Stylus C84, I was getting segfaults from the printing
subprocess. I'll try and reproduce later.
I think segfaults might be a different bug.
The empty output seems to be this:
is not a valid dither algorithm
which comes from gimp-print-4.2.6/src/main/print-util.c:1479.
Yep. Seems like you're right. When changing dithering (from the
default adaptive hybride) printing works just fine!
Dither algorithm selection fixed in CVS.