Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 165273
No Postscript output on HP LJ5M
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:11 EST
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Description of problem:
I configured a Postscript print queue to a HP LJ5M printer via a JetDirect network card. When I try to print a test page the display on the printer says "Busy..." for some seconds but then nothing is printed at all. A PCL6 queue on the same printer works just fine.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. use system-config-printer to setup a Postscript print queue to HP LJ5M via JetDirect network card
Please attach the output of 'printconf-tui --Xexport', making sure to replace
any passwords it might contain with '*'s.
Created attachment 117620 [details]
output of 'printconf-tui --Xexport'
What happens if you create a new queue and select "HP" for the manufacturer, and
"LaserJet 5M" as the model? This will create a PostScript queue, but with the
defaults set to the appropriate values for that model (in theory). It will also
allow further options to be set.
What is the result of printing to that new queue?
This results in the same problem. The printer display display something like
"Busy" for some seconds but nothing is printed at all.
Created attachment 117660 [details]
yet another output of the printer config
The new queue is called HP_LJ5.
Please do the following, as root (use "su -" to become root):
service cups reload
Then start a web browser, go to http://localhost:631/ and add a new printer.
Select HP as the manufacturer and "HP LaserJet 5M Postscript" as the model.
Does *that* print queue work?
Yes, that print queue works.
One additional remark:
Printing the test pages from the CUPS config web page and system-config-printer
now works with the new queue, but when I try to print from Firefox I see a
similar problem like before. Firefox seems to default to US Letter page size.
With US Letter the printer also just blinks for some seconds and the nothing is
printed at all. After changing the page size to A4 the print job comes out.
Normally I would expect the printer display to show a message like "Please
insert US Letter" not not just dropping the print job.
FC6 uses the PPD from comment #6.