Bug 162034 - HP laserjet 2100 entry is wrong
HP laserjet 2100 entry is wrong
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: foomatic (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
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Reported: 2005-06-29 07:31 EDT by Hans de Goede
Modified: 2008-01-10 09:42 EST (History)
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Description Hans de Goede 2005-06-29 07:31:18 EDT
My printer is a HP Laserjet 2100, this one contains in the foomatic xml file:

This causes a traceback in printconf (see bug 162033), but is also wrong since
the 2100 is PCL only the 2100M is the postscript version.

Next I tried selecting the 2100M which funny enough doesn't default to
postscript but to plxmono as driver. This works but the top 2 cm of the page go
missing and a bit of the leftside. I think this is caused by the ghostscript
upgrade since it used to work. selecting ljet5gray as driver fixes the printing
of the page problem (but is a bit slow)
Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2005-06-29 10:25:54 EDT
Waiting to hear from upstream if the change to PostScript was intended to go
into the 2100M XML file instead.
Comment 2 Hans de Goede 2007-07-27 04:22:22 EDT
This is still wrong in current rawhide, the 2100M entry says:
  <driver>Postscript</driver><!--verified--><!--affiliate keys; modify and face
my wrath!-->

    Note: The recommended driver is set to &quot;pxlmono&quot; here
    because the printer returns the same answer to auto-detection
    requests as its little PostScript-less brother, LaserJet 2100
    (without &quot;M&quot;). So Foomatic frontends which choose the
    printer model by the auto-detection info will not fail when the
    user has only the printer without PostScript.&lt;p&gt;


And the 2100 entry says:
    <postscript level="2">

which is wrong for the plain 2100

Note I no longer have access to the printer for testing.
Comment 3 Tim Waugh 2008-01-10 09:42:01 EST
As HP made these two devices respond with the same Device ID, *and* they provide
their own PPD which gives its make-and-model as 'HP LaserJet 2100 Series
Postscript', there is not very much we can do about this.

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