Re: cupsys setting for an 882C?
I found the HP driver I needed on the linuxprinting.org. The only
problem now is the sucker is stair stepping and I can't find a way to
turn it off.
Thus spake Donald R. Spoon (firstname.lastname@example.org):
> Date: Fri, 06 Dec 2002 05:13:00 -0600
> From: "Donald R. Spoon" <email@example.com>
> To: Debian Users <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Re: cupsys setting for an 882C?
> X-Mailing-List: <email@example.com> archive/latest/249739
> Karsten M. Self wrote:
> >on Wed, Dec 04, 2002 at 09:59:44AM -0500, Robert L. Harris
> >(Robert.L.Harris@rdlg.net) wrote:
> >>I've got cupsys installed on my unstable system. It configures up
> >>beautifully except I get 1 line of whatever. If I print /etc/printcap
> >>with lpr I get what almost looks like stair stepping but it's only 1
> >Check for a "cr after lf" setting.
> >>Does anyone have an 882C configured and working? Can you tell me what
> >>printer combination you have setup? "HP Deskjet 882C, foomatic + hpjd"
> >>or whatever is working? I'd love the 300dpi color but I'll be happy with
> >>300 grayscale, I'd be exstaic with 600dpi color printing.
> >What cups databases do you have installed? There are several, and it's
> >not immediately obvious that some of them are useful. Among them:
> > cupsomatic-ppd
> > foomatic-db
> >...and posibly others. Make sure you've got 'em installed. Then hunt
> >down your printer.
> In addition to what Karsten said, I have some general advice. I don't
> have your particular printer here, but I have been using CUPS on a HP
> 960C for about 6 months. I have done a little experimentation to
> optimize the output and here is what I have found.
> 1. The "generic" printer drivers that come with cupsomatic or foomatic
> are OK to get you going, but you can fine-tune the performance IF you
> have a specific PPD file for your printer. The cupsys-driver-gimpprint
> drivers was the best of the "generic' lot for me.
> 2. The http://www.linuxprinting.org/ site is an absolute gold-mine of
> information! It has specific information on your printer, user's
> feedback, and the ability to generate a PPD specific for your printer.
> There is also links to CUPS that give you instructions on how to add
> your "specific" PPD to your system. It takes a little reading, but the
> effort & time spent there is worth it, IMHO.
> 3. From the quick scan of the above site that I just did, your printer
> should work fine, with the drivers in foomatic + the hpijs + a specific
> PPD "driver". I found on my printer that this combination produced
> significantly superior color quality and access to some of the more
> exotic functions than the "generic" drivers supplied with cupsomatic,
> foomatic, or cupsys-driver-gimprint. The latter was a close second, though.
> I have found CUPS to be amazingly flexible, but you have to work at it
> and do a bit of experimentation. The Linuxprinting.org site is a good
> place to start.
> -Don Spoon-
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