Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 54279
Special Color Ink Cartridges not Supported with MD2K and ALPS 1300
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:37:28 EDT
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Description of problem:
With my ALPS 1300 printer, using the md2k filter:
Today when I ran out of Cyan, I tried to print with Photo Cyan.
Alas, the printer flashed it's error light at me. My guess is
that additional, explicit command information needs to be sent
to tell the printer to print with anything other than the
ORDINARY Magenta/Yellow/Cyan/Black lineup.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Substitute "Photo Cyan" for "Cyan" in your ALPS MD1300
2.Try to print anything
3.Watch the error light flash.
This is, properly speaking, an enhancement request.
It might well be a non-trivial amount of work to add
all the plumbing necessary to explicitly communicate what
cartriges are desired in the printer. It might be a whole
raft of new user-visible front end commands would be required
for dealing with, "send this to the printer for printing in
'Metalic Gold' (or your favorite special-purpose ink cartridge)
instead of black", and/or "Send this with further
photo-processing, and use Photo-Realistic Ink cartridges if available".
But having reported
a bug in the md2k filter, I figured I'd make an enhancement
request for consideration "while the cover was unscrewed".
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Hi Bill Nottingham. Nice to see you're still around.
I think I gave that printer away a couple years ago.
I would say that sweeping through and closing all the bugs that really are NOT going to get addressed
is a good step forward to focusing on answering bugs in a timely manner. I agree that you should
CLOSE as WONTFIX, and I hope that other bugs opened in the future will be resolved, or at least
acknowledged in less than 5 years time. :-(
Linux Platform Coordinator at MIT
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