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Bug 55252 - LaserJet4 driver prints incorrectly
LaserJet4 driver prints incorrectly
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: foomatic (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Crutcher Dunnavant
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Reported: 2001-10-28 06:22 EST by Alar Suija
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2001-11-01 14:14:08 EST
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Description Alar Suija 2001-10-28 06:22:49 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.78 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.9-7 i586)

Description of problem:
LJ4 / LJ4L driver prints page filled with printer language codes (ala
@REt=    etc.), then prints job (correctly)

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. configure local printer spool using LJ4 / LJ4L driver
2. print PS test page

Actual Results:  first page contains printer codes

Expected Results:  must be pinting only test page

Additional info:

printer is Epson EPL-3000 working in LJ4L emulation mode
with rhs-printfilters (from RedHat 7.0) works excellent
Comment 1 Paul Kirschner 2001-10-29 20:53:25 EST
I have an HP LaserJet 4L and see the following when printing a test page via 
printtool and Redhat 7.2.

The first page comes out showing the top left quadrant expanded to a full page 
(like the resultion was out by 2X), The next page has...
                                                @PJL SET RET=MEDIUM

This all worked correctly with Redhat 7.1.
Comment 2 Gabriele Turchi 2001-10-30 08:07:28 EST
Same problem with an HP LasetJet 1100.
Comment 3 Gabriele Turchi 2001-11-01 14:14:04 EST
Apparently there is a buglet in /usr/share/printconf/util/printconf_mfomatic.pl.

The following patch fixes it for me.

--- /usr/share/printconf/util/printconf_mfomatic.pl.old	Thu Nov  1 20:11:49 2001+++ /usr/share/printconf/util/printconf_mfomatic.pl	Thu Nov  1 20:11:21 2001@@ -336,7 +336,7 @@
 ## J type finishing
 # Compute the proper stuff to say around the job
-if ($dat->{'pjl'}) {
+if (defined($dat->{'pjl'})) {
     # Stick beginning of job cruft on the front of the pjl stuff...
     unshift (@pjlprepend,
Comment 4 Crutcher Dunnavant 2001-11-01 14:41:54 EST
fixed in errata RHSA-2001:138

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