Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 60801
printer usually prints out commands and filename.ps as ASCII characters
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:01 EDT
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Description of problem:
since upgrading from 7.1 to 7.2, I've been un ble to print. Out of 7 or 8
tests, I've only gotten one normal printout. Further details can be found in RH
Service request 201422.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.print frm any app or using lpr from the command line
Actual Results: printer commands, comment lines and the filename.ps file (as
ASCII) are output
Expected Results: normal postscript output
This is a problem new with my upgrade to RH 7.2. I had no problem wit h 6.0,
6.1, 6.2, 7.0 or 7.1. Also, There is no problem with Windows 2000 pro. The
printer is connected to a network with 30+ computers. I am the only one
experiencing problems.I am also the only one using 7.2
Obviously, not being able to print is a BIG problem. When can I expect action
on this bug?
Do you have all the updates applied? You don't list which package versions you
have: please do 'rpm -q foomatic printconf' and tell me what it says.
Also please attach /etc/alchemist/namespace/printconf/local.adl.
Created attachment 47760 [details]
Tell me about the labprint queue on ladron.cs.nmt.edu. How does everyone else
have their spoolers set up to print to it? With PostScript?
yes. we all use postscript
Can you show me an example of the type of output you get? (I'm trying to see if
it's PostScript or PJL.)
Can you try using printconf-gui to change the driver from 'HP/LaserJet
6MP/Postscript' to just 'Postscript Printer' (it's at the top of the driver
selection screen), and see if that makes a difference?
The first lines of output are always
@PJL SET PS:MBT=AUTO
@PLJ SET MPTRAY=FIRST
@PJL SET DENSITY=3
%% Creator:Gnome Print Version
In one out of one tests, changing the driver to Postcsript Printer resulted in
the proper printout.proper output.
Please confirm the versions of foomatic and printconf that you are using. Have
you applied the updates?
I ran up2date last week (2/27?)
rpm -q returns
That version of printconf is not the latest update that is available. Please
apply all the updates and let me know if the problem still occurs.
(Closing for now; re-open if the problem doesn't go away.)
I changed the driver back to HP6*, and printed 2 files, both came out fine.
I wonder why running up2date last week didn't automatically install the updated
thanks for the help!