CUPS, Ghostscript and non-Postscript printers

Ken Moffat ken at
Mon Apr 7 09:25:35 PDT 2008

On Mon, Mar 24, 2008 at 06:16:49PM +0000, Ken Moffat wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 24, 2008 at 08:18:02PM +0500, Alexander E. Patrakov wrote:
> > Ken Moffat wrote:
> > >  As to cups and gs in BLFS - I now have an epson r360 inkjet : on x86
> > > and LFS-6.3 it works very well with cups-1.2.12, espgs-8.15.4,
> > > foomatic-filters-3.0.2, gutenprint-5.0.2 (using the regular ppd
> > > from gutenprint for normal prints, and using the gutenprint plugin
> > > for the gimp for photos).
> > 
> > Dou you realy need foomatic for Epson inkjets? I have Epson Stylus C84, and it 
> > works with cups + gs + gutenprint in Debian (not tried to set it up in LFS).
> > 
>  Short answer : I don't know.
>  Longer answer - I thought it was unnecessary, but the one system
> that I've built without it (also upgraded to cups-1.3.6, and on ppc)
> can't print the cups test page (the start is feint and partly offset
> on a second line, then it just feeds the paper through).  That's why
> I said the specific versions work on x86!
 Finally got back to the test system (x86_64), and cups-1.3.6,
espgs-8.15.4, gutenprint-5.0.2 has just printed the cups test page
so no, foomatic is definitely not needed.

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