Bug 61941 - HP Deskjet driver hpijs not working
HP Deskjet driver hpijs not working
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: ghostscript (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
Ben Levenson
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Blocks: 61901
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Reported: 2002-03-25 21:34 EST by Gerry Tool
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:41 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-04-03 06:30:41 EST
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Description Gerry Tool 2002-03-25 21:34:38 EST
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Description of problem:
I can set my deskjet 970c up fine with gimp-print or cdj970 drivers, but the
hpijs driver will not work.  I want to use the duplex printing feature of this
driver - works in other distributions.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.use printconf-gui
2.set up HP desket 970 printer with hpijs driver
3.Try to print a test page

Actual Results:  No test page printed - other drivers produce test page

Expected Results:  Test page should print.

Additional info:

Driver options display as expected, so driver is definitely present - i checked
that the hpijs package is installed.
Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2002-03-27 12:01:00 EST
Does it work if you use CUPS?
Comment 2 Manfred Hollstein 2002-03-27 12:06:09 EST
FWIW, I had similar problems on my system as the OP described, both with LPRng
and with CUPS. I also ran gs manually to output directly to /dev/lp0, effectively
bypassing any printer spooling software, and failed when using the ijs/hpijs
Comment 3 Tim Waugh 2002-04-02 09:00:33 EST
I think this might be because of an hpijs mismatch between foomatic and ghostscript.
Comment 4 Manfred Hollstein 2002-04-03 03:43:10 EST
I doubt that foomatic plays a role here; as I wrote in my previous comment, I
ran ghostscript manually similarly like this:

  $ gs -sDEVICE=ijs -sIjsServer=hpijs -dIjsUseOutputFD \
       -sDeviceManufacturer="HEWLETT-PACKARD" -sDeviceModel="DESKJET 990" \
       -r300 -dNOPAUSE -dSAFER -sOutputFile="/dev/lp0" file.ps -c quit

This command shouldn't involve foomatic/cups/lprng whatsoever. As a result,
nothing was printed.

I'm currently downloading the latest SKipjack updates and will try, if
hpijs-1.0.4 will solve the problem.
Comment 5 Tim Waugh 2002-04-03 06:30:36 EST
Okay, my mistake, it's because of a mismatch between the IJS client (in
ghostscript) and /usr/bin/hpijs.

Expect ghostscript-6.52-7 to be the package that actually fixes this.
Comment 6 Tim Waugh 2002-04-04 09:49:03 EST
You'll also need foomatic-1.1-0.20020313.3, which has the correct calling
convention for the hpijs client.
Comment 7 Manfred Hollstein 2002-04-05 08:21:52 EST
I've just checked the following combination:

  - ghostscript-6.53-7
  - ghostscript-fonts-5.50-3
  - cups-drivers-hpijs-1.1-0.20020313.3
  - hpijs-1.0.4-7
  - foomatic-1.1-0.20020313.3
  - Omni-foomatic-0.5.1-3

Setting up a HP OfficeJet G85 using the cdj550 driver works, but using the hpijs
driver still doesn't work!

Invoking plain gs, effectively bypassing lpr, as documented in


to print a postscript file directly to /dev/lp0 only results in ejecting an
*empty* page :-(
Comment 8 Tim Waugh 2002-04-05 08:25:40 EST
Indeed: it's 6.52 you want, not 6.53.  The current ghostscript package is 6.52-8.
Comment 9 Manfred Hollstein 2002-04-05 08:31:47 EST
And why is 6.53-7 included in the skipjack beta as of 0402.01 then?
Comment 10 Tim Waugh 2002-04-05 08:33:21 EST
Because 6.52-7 was too late for it.

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