Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 125631
printing pdfs look faded, but Test prints ok
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:44 EST
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Description of problem:
I have configured a hplaserjet4 with system-config-printer, and the
test prints look fine.
But when I try to print a pdf document, with gpdf, it is printed
faded, with letters almost impossible to distinguish. The same
document on the same printer looks perfect under Windows.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set up a hp laserjet 4 printer in system-config-printer
2. Print a pdf file using gpdf or acroread
3. Looks faded
Actual Results: It looks faded
Expected Results: To look fine, like the test page or the same file
under the same printer under Windows, or the same stuff under Fedora
It was working fine with Fedora Core 1
Created attachment 101027 [details]
correct driver, taken from FC1
This is the correct driver, that works fine, as selected with FC1
Created attachment 101028 [details]
this is the driver that is selected by FC2 when choosing HP Laserjet 4, and prints faded
So ljet4 worked, but hpijs doesn't. Can you please try changing the
driver that FC2 uses (with the system-config-printer tool, if that's
how you set up the printer in the first place) to ljet4, to verify
that it produces the better result?
Yes, ljet4.ppd is the right driver, and the one that works perfectly.
The problem is that the "HP Laserjet 4" option in
system-config-printer is wrongly pointing to hpijs: this is a FC2
error that wasn't there in FC1.
I'm confused by you saying "ljet4.ppd" -- are you using
system-config-printer to set up this queue, or another tool?
Really I need to know if you are using the ghostscript built-in ljet4
driver, or something else.
(Changing component to foomatic since that's where this information
To reproduce the bug under FC2:
"New" -> Forward
description: this is a hp laserjet 4 -> Forward
Locally connected - /dev/lp0 -> Forward
click on Generic (click to select manufacturer -> HP -> LaserJet 4 ->
then take a look at /etc/cups/ppd/whatever.ppd
*Product: "(LaserJet 4)"
"HPIJS.PPD" is Wrong! Should be "LJET4.PPD"
Thanks in advance,
Fedora Core 2 is now 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 FC3 updates or
in the FC4 test release, reopen and change the version to match.
http://www.linuxprinting.org/show_printer.cgi?recnum=HP-LaserJet_4 shows that
the hpijs driver is the recommended driver. If this information is wrong,
please contact the linuxprinting folks to let them know.