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Bug 65005 - Printing quality awful in draft mode
Printing quality awful in draft mode
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: printconf (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2002-05-15 17:13 EDT by Boldizsar Nagy
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:42 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-09-16 12:37:57 EDT
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Description Boldizsar Nagy 2002-05-15 17:13:10 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; hu-HU; rv:1.0rc2) Gecko/20020510

Description of problem:
When I print eg. a speradsheet in portait mode, and draft qual. with my HP 694
printer the printing is awful. The horizontal border is skewed like these lines |
And also the fonts are up and down.
I know that draft quality is thence draft qual. because the qual is not perfect,
but for 1-2 months it worked and the printed page was acceptable.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.set draft qual in printconf (any driver)
2. print a page text or cells for example in
3. the problem is the same

Actual Results:  The horizontal border is skewed like these lines |
And also the fonts are up and down.

Expected Results:  A printed page in good quality. the fonts are printed
horizontal (not up and down)

Additional info:

Tried to solve the problem:
Upgraded and downgraded ghostscript, ghostscript, printconf, printconf-gui,
foomatic packages.
Tried hpdj, hpijs (1.1), pcl drivers.
Aligned the cartidges under windows.
Tried to change the font of the text ( 1.0, the font replacement in the
printer config is disabled)

But I still don't know where is the problem. Are the cartidges bad aligned?
Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2002-05-15 17:16:18 EDT
Which packages have changed since it last worked?
Comment 2 Boldizsar Nagy 2002-05-15 17:23:14 EDT
The black cartidge, but it wasn't changed only cleaned. I made an aligned the
cartidges with the window$ HP driver.
Comment 3 Tim Waugh 2002-05-15 17:27:45 EDT
If you didn't change any software packages, the problem most likely lies with 
the hardware.
Comment 4 Boldizsar Nagy 2002-05-15 17:44:03 EDT
I hadn't said, that. I used up2date to upgrade my system! Which packages could
have relation to this problem?
Comment 5 Boldizsar Nagy 2002-05-18 10:28:57 EDT
I found some interesting things:
printing in draft qual WORKS from: gedit, netscape (shipped with RH 7.2)
printing DOESN'T WORKS from: 1.0, 641C, gcdlabelgen, and also when I
choose print to file in OO.o and the print the .ps file with lpr

It could not be a hardware bug. Write me if You need some package versions.
Comment 6 Tim Waugh 2002-07-04 12:53:53 EDT
Which packages have changed since it last worked?  What versions of those 
packages did you have when they worked?
Comment 7 Tim Waugh 2005-09-16 12:37:57 EDT
No feedback.

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