Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 67503
cannot print postscript
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:43:41 EDT
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Description of problem:
i upgraded to rh7.3 and now i cannot print out anything other than plain text.
my printer is an epson stylus color 900 sitting on a windows xp box on a machine
on the same subnet. the printer works fine for the xp box. i am using the
it also used to print out bitmaps and other documents requiring ghostscript
rendering. but after i upgraded to 7.3, it didn't do anything: just showed job
in lpq, as 'done' but that's it. no printout.
i removed the printer entry in printconf-gui and re-installed with same
parameters, and it works *slightly* better: now the printer on the remote xp box
*does* start, but what it does is chunk out tons of blank pieces of paper (for
the Test Letter Postscript page in printconf-gui). it does, however, print out a
test ASCII text page for the linux box, from printconf-gui, perfectly fine, *if*
i de-select the default option of 'render text as postscript' in the Driver
i have tried the omni-print driver, as well, and it sends a bunch of blank pages
out the printer, too, *although* one of them does have a *piece* of the
printout, but it is a bit warbled.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. explained above
2. explained above
3. explained above
Created attachment 62727 [details]
zip of my /var/spool/lpd/lp0 directory
also, the print jobs seem to 'hang around' in the lp queue.. here is a printout
[root@vp184136 root]# lpq
Queue: no printable jobs in queue
Server: no server active
Status: job 'root@vp184136+184' saved at 07:02:35.436
Rank Owner/ID Class Job Files Size Time
done root@vp184136+155 A 155 it 123 07:01:26
done root@vp184136+184 A 184 it 123 07:02:35
I'm having the same problem after upgrading from 7.0 to 7.3. I can print test
pages from the printtool, but lp/lpr do nothing even though lpq suggests that
the job has been completed.
I'm experiencing a similiar failure with an HP855Cse after scratch installing 7.3.
I had no problems under 7.2, apparently using the cdj850 driver. Now, I see jibberish at
the top of a page and then many blank pages generated. This happens when I attempt
using printtool test too.
The gimp driver is silent for me too...
(Moving to the correct component.)
If you reconfigure the queue (remove it and add in again), does that make the
problem go away? That driver changed name.
We no longer ship LPRng.