Cups 'printtime' problems

Declan Moriarty declan.moriartyt at
Fri Feb 6 08:19:41 PST 2004

On Fri, Feb 06, 2004 at 03:31:13PM +0100, cedric enlightened us thusly
> Hi all, i try to get my printer working with cups and esp ghostscript.
> All the software compiles and runs, but when i  print the cups testpage i get 
> nothing but lines of random dots on my paper. 
> At the first try i compiled foomatic ghostscript, and cups. 
> At the second attempt i compiled cups, ghostscript with the omni drivers, and 
> then cups again (for some reason)
> This didn't change much, in the web-admin of cups i only could choose the 
> HP Deskjet 500 (Foomatic/hpijs) 
> for my printer. (Witch is indeed a deskjet 500)
> I guess some of the foomatic (and hpijs) stuff has polluted my print setup. 
> How do i correct this?
I'll withhold comment on your choice of print tool. Maybe you need a

One thing I was goping to mention was the ghostscript-7.05 fontpath; If
you are compiling gs, use ./configure --with-fontpath=/your/font/subdir

You can repeat the switch as often as you like. If you upgrade to gs
8.x, set GS_FONTPATH in the environment.

Lastly, isolate the problem. You can print with ghostscript alone. How
much of the other stuff do you really need?


	With best Regards,

	Declan Moriarty.

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