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
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 -
don't use 1bpp. Use 8bpp instead. (that's still B&W).
The ghostscript driver suddenly became broken.
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.'
Bill, what is the status of this currently??
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