cups doesn't understand my deskjet 500!

Alexander E. Patrakov semzx at newmail.ru
Wed Feb 4 04:41:26 PST 2004


cedric wrote:

>Hi all, i have installed cups on my box. My printer is found, and i can print 
>to it. When i look at the paper however i get only lines of random dots.
>
>Here'e the packets installed. Unfortunately i don't know the exact order 
>anymore:
>
>./CUPS-1.1.20.sh &&
>./foomatic-db-20040127.sh &&
>./foomatic-filters-3.0.0.sh &&
>./foomatic-db-engine-3.0.0.sh &&
>./foomatic-db-hpijs-1.4-1.sh &&
>./ESP-Ghostscript-7.05.5.sh &&
>
>when i use the web-interface to add my printer i chose this driver:
>
>HP DeskJet 500 Foomatic/hpijs (recommended)
>Description: 
> Location: 
> Printer State: idle, accepting jobs. 
>Device URI: parallel:/dev/lp0
>
>Did i do something terrible by installing the foomatic drivers?
>
>Regards, cedric 
>  
>
Yes. The "recommended" driver didn't work well for me either. Try one of 
the other drivers, or install gimp-print. For my HP DeskJet 610C this 
gives much better quality than the official recommended hpijs driver.

-- 
Alexander E. Patrakov




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