Bug 1439 - printing BW with a deskjet 500c not working properly
Summary: printing BW with a deskjet 500c not working properly
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: ghostscript
Version: 5.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact:
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Reported: 1999-03-06 19:31 UTC by Mike Maher
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:09 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-07-12 14:19:24 UTC

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Description Mike Maher 1999-03-06 19:31:41 UTC
It appears that the deskjet 500c filter in the 5.2
distribution does not
work correctly when configured to print BW.  I struggled
with this a bit
only to find that

1) the color mode worked fine

2) the non-color deskjet filter works fine for BW (this was
my workaround)

3) if I use the 500C filter it works okay for BW text, but
when handed postscript gs appears to balk with the error:

Unrecoverable error: rangecheck in .putdeviceprops
(1488) op_array(486)0x817b0d4:E... (after the E falls off
the page -

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-03-08 19:16:59 UTC
don't use 1bpp. Use 8bpp instead. (that's still B&W).

The ghostscript driver suddenly became broken.

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 1999-03-22 23:50:59 UTC
at some point I'll attempt to fix ghostcript, when I have
copious amounts of free time, or a better understanding of
the ghostscript code. Until then, this falls under a 'don't do that.'

Comment 3 Jay Turner 1999-06-29 18:19:59 UTC
Bill, what is the status of this currently??

Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 1999-06-29 18:23:59 UTC
the ghostscript driver is still doesn't like to be configured
for 1bpp, AFAIK. Haven't looked at it recently. New installs
won't be configured to use it; upgrades could run into this issue

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