Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 57094
Ghostscript prefiltering to PS level 2 prints garbage
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:38:34 EDT
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Description of problem:
I Have a HP2200 B&W printer, supporting PS level2. In order to print PS
level 3 documents, I set "ghostscript prefiltering" option to "convert to
PS level 2" and get garbage. "convert to PS level 1" works (slow).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Configure jet direct HP2200 using poscript driver and
"ghostscript prefiltering" set to
"convert to PS level 2"
2.try to print anything
Actual Results: First page contains stair-stepped
q[1 0 0 1 0 0]concat
36 47 true[1 0 0 1 -1623 -7558]@X imagemask
and then I get lot of empty pages.
Expected Results: Something reasonable should be printed.
Status: IF filter 'mf_wrapper' filter msg -
'/usr/share/printconf/util/printconf_mfomatic.pl: running: level=1; echo
-en "%!\n<</HWResolution[600 600]>>setpagedevice\n<</ManualFeed
false>>setpagedevice\n"; if (( $level > 0 )); then if (( $level < 99 ));
then level=" -dLanguageLevel=$level"; else level=""; fi; gs -q -dSAFER
-dNOPAUSE -dBATCH -sDEVICE=pswrite$level -sOutputFile=- -; else cat; fi'
This, in connection with reported PCL-driver problems (filed as foomatic
problems) makes HP2200 hardly usable.
This has similaries to bug #42663.
I cannot reproduce problems reported in bug #42663.
I cannot reproduce my original problems after upgrade to
foomatic-1.1-0.20011018.7, ghostscript-6.51-16, glibc-2.2.4-19.3, neither. From
the time perspective, I think ghostscript might have been the culprit but I am
I am going to test the printing now a little and report later.
I am basically confident now it is a ghostscript's problem. Conversions with
ghostscript-6.51-16 works relatively reliably as opposed to older versions (I
have got some unconfirmed problems reports) but the fonts get damaged: topmost
parts of the letters are moved (wrapped around?). Intrestingly, output obtained
gs -q -dSAFER -dNOPAUSE -dBATCH -sDEVICE=pswrite -dLanguageLevel=2
and browsed with gv does not show such features (the font seem to be converted
to a bitmap, though). I wonder if the reason could be that HP2200 has resolution
1200dpi which is much higher that screen's.
Okay, I will close this bug report, since the original problem is gone. (I've
also noticed wrapped-around characters on one printer here though.)