cups doesn't understand my deskjet 500!

cedric cedric.de.wijs at softhome.net
Wed Feb 4 04:55:37 PST 2004


On Wednesday 04 February 2004 13:41, Alexander E. Patrakov wrote:
> 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

I'm going to try omni. It's going to take a while (1 SBU=12min)
CU, Cedric

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