Bug 73754 - ghostscript 6.52-9.4 update degrades print quality on HP895Cse printers
ghostscript 6.52-9.4 update degrades print quality on HP895Cse printers
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: ghostscript (Show other bugs)
7.3
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2002-09-10 04:02 EDT by techsupport
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:46 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-09-10 05:24:16 EDT
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printersettings file (536 bytes, application/octet-stream)
2002-09-10 04:30 EDT, techsupport
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Description techsupport 2002-09-10 04:02:45 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows 98; T312461)

Description of problem:
After installing RedHat 7.3, which comes with ghostscript 6.52 and HPIJS 1.0.2-
8, our machines are then configured to utilize HPIJS for HP895Cse printers and 
all works well.

RedHat 7.3 currently requires a security update of ghostscript to version 6.52-
9.4.  There is no problem in performing the update.
 
But, when the ghostscript 6.52-9.4 update is performed (it requires the removal 
of HPIJS 1.0.2-8 due to a conflict with ghostscript) the result is severe 
degradation in print quality from the HP895Cse printers.

Running the # hpijs -h command shows that hpijs 1.02 still exists.

We require the use of ghostscript for other printers, as well as hpijs for our 
HP895Cse printers.

Therefore, we currently cannot perform a ghostscript update to any of the 
machines running RedHat Linux 7.3

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):6.52-9.4


How reproducible:
Always

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Additional info:
Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2002-09-10 04:06:19 EDT
hpijs is bundled into the ghostscript package in the update.  Please show me 
the output of 'rpm -V ghostscript', and attach the 
/etc/alchemist/namespace/printconf/local.adl file (which contains the printer 
settings).
Comment 2 techsupport 2002-09-10 04:30:25 EDT
Created attachment 75625 [details]
printersettings file
Comment 3 techsupport 2002-09-10 04:34:58 EDT
output of # rpm -V ghostscript

output of # rpm -v ghostscript
RPM Version 4.0.4
Copyright (C) 1998-2000 - RedHat, Inc.
This Program may be freely distributed under the terms of the GNU GPL

Usage: {--help}
       {--version}

Comment 4 Tim Waugh 2002-09-10 04:44:50 EDT
Can you describe the quality loss some more?  Does it look like the resolution 
is too low? 
 
Go to the 'driver options' tab in the printer configuration tool 
(printconf-gui) and change the quality setting---does that help?
Comment 5 techsupport 2002-09-10 04:58:35 EDT
Well as Murphy's Law would have it, the problem is gone!

Instead of using the previous ghostscript download, I downloaded a new copy 
this morning and installed it on a machine with a clean RH-7.3 install (one 
that had a previous problem).  I really hope this is all it was.

Originally, as each text or graphics line ended, the print output would 
continue to print a band of pixels to the right margin the same height as the 
text or graphic preceding it.

Thanks...
Comment 6 Barry K. Nathan 2002-09-10 05:24:10 EDT
> Originally, as each text or graphics line ended, the print output would 
> continue to print a band of pixels to the right margin the same height as the 
> text or graphic preceding it.

FWIW, I've seen overclocked machines with insufficient cooling and power
supplies do this kind of thing.

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