Re: printing confusion
Klaus Jantzen wrote:
In the cups interface http://localhost:631/printers pick the printer
and, in squeeze anyway, select in the administration dropdown select
Modify printer. Select Continue on the first two selections until you
get to the 3rd which allows you to select different PPDs. I tried all
the selections for the HP6P and found that the HP LaserJet 6P
foomatic/ljdith worked best for me. Once you highlight your selection
click Modify Printer. You can then set the options you want the
printer to have, like dpi, etc. Then find the 'print test page' to
try it out.
Paul Cartwright wrote:
I am using Lenny, up2date. I use CUPS for printing, and everything
prints just fine for MOST applications. I just tried to print a web
page, and I think it was a flash type page. It brought up a very
small window that ( I thought) had the correct gutenprint printer,
and I said OK. nothing printed.
lpstat -t shows:
# lpstat -t
scheduler is running
system default destination: Gutenprint_USB_Printer_1
device for Gutenprint_USB_Printer_1:
accepting requests since Sat 21 Nov 2009 06:09:54 AM EST printer
Gutenprint_USB_Printer_1 is idle. enabled since Sat 21 Nov 2009
06:09:54 AM EST
I had Gutenprint problems with my HP6 laser printer. changed to
foomatic and it works now. YMMV
I also have an HP6MP and with Gutenprint it "takes ages" to get an
What did you change to use foomatic?
Thank you for the information. I changed to foomatic with no improvement.
The reason for that is probably the printer.
I read up on the printer info under foomatic and there I found out that
I do not have enough memory in the printer.
After that is fixed I will know more.
In squeeze there are only 5 choices for the HP6P so it doesn't take
long to find a PPC you like.
I have configured my HP6P with 4 different names. printer 6P is set
for 600 dpi, HP6 is 150 dpi, HP6P is 300 dpi, and PDF is when cups
creates a PDF file also at600 dpi.
Again this is for squeeze. IIRC there is no Admin box in the earlier
version of cups. There were a bunch of options boxes under each
printer instance. Look for a Modify button, an options buttion and of
course print test page.
Please do NOT write directly to people on Debian User. We use the
list because, in that way, everyone get to learn.
Sorry, that was not intended. I did not realize that I pressed the wrong
I hope that is help you and I am putting it back on the list for the
benefit of others having the same question.